Feel free to use this photo in your art. Have a fun, creative week! ♥♥♥
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
I'm not an expert when it comes to Photoshop. I can crop images, touch them up a bit (although my daughter laughs at my technique), add contrast, lighten or darken a photo, remove color and that's about it. I was lucky to stumble across a blog last year that recommended a photo editing package called RadLab. OMG I love it! I've taken the above photo and played with a few of the filters, there are so many options available. Yes that's me "the tourist" outside the Roman Colosseum in Italy. My husband and I were there in June celebrating our 35th anniversary...what a wonderful trip!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Check out this lamp, I love it, don't you? Last year I found a retro store located in a small town in Iowa. My husband and I visited it again recently and ran across these lamps, I knew they'd work perfect in our office. His response was "really, you like them?" "Of course, trust me" I said. So we bought them (great deal), cleaned them (he did), rewired them (he did) and taaaa daaa.....Perfect!!!
Unfortunately I couldn't use the original shades, my allergies are too bad to risk the musty smell. But I found a shade I love at Target, it fits perfect and brings out the gold in the lamp.
Now check out the table the lamp is sitting on. A great deal at my favorite place...Brass Armadillo. I don't think it's Heywood Wakefield, the legs aren't rounded but once again I fell in love the minute I saw them. And just for the record, I cleaned them. :)
I love how the lamps pop against the red wall. Now to convince my husband we need a "new" mid century couch!
♥♥♥ I'd like to quickly mention I've opened a store at Zazzle, a great place to find customized products such as plates, phone covers, iPad sleeves, cards, t-shirts, magnets, etc. I've added some products to my store featuring my designs, if you have any questions leave me a message. I've also ordered several pieces for gifts, the quality is great and they have quick shipping (I especially love the magnets, mouse pads and plates). Click on my sidebar or follow my link and check it out. http://www.zazzle.com/donnahoward
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Growing up we always had a juice carafe/decanter (whatever you want to call it) in the frig filled with water. Back then I never paid much attention to it but now, oh how I love all the pretty designs. I found the middle one with oranges on it at Mom & Dad's house, the very one I grew up with! The other ones were found at my favorite antique shop (Brass Armadillo) along with the cute turquoise tray. ♥
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I love my "studio time". I relax, listen to music and let the ideas flow, every day worries and stress disappear!!! When I look back on last year I realize I only created a few new pieces. Yes I was busy planning a wedding with my daughter but still what happened to my art. I have to admit a number of my paints and glitter containers dried up as well as my creative muse. But I'm happy to say I've found my creative energy again and I'm making sure to set aside time to relax and let my ideas flow. I've been adding new pieces to my Etsy store so stop by and take a look if you like. ♥