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Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

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Last week, Husband and I went on a guided tour of the Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. I’ve passed it probably a thousand times in the many years I’ve lived here, but somehow never visited. What a shame! The mosaics were SO awesome, and I can’t wait to go back and explore on my own to get more photos. Still, the hundred pics we took during the tour will probably do for now. 🙂 Continue reading Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

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Wordless Wednesday: Rose Painting

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Wordless Wednesday: Rose Painting

A week ago today was my mom’s birthday. She would have turned 62. To celebrate her birthday, I wanted to do something that she would have loved, so Husband and I went to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the afternoon. I get my craftiness and love of art from my mom, who was a talented painter. Her roses (above) are just one of the beautiful works she made. Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Rose Painting

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DIY Mini Sketch Book

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Project: DIY Mini Sketch Book (or Notebook!)

A few weeks back, I found myself in one of my greatest inspiration stores. Nope, not the fabric store, or the craft store, or even the art store- Home Depot! Seriously, I love it there. We were visiting my Dad for the weekend and painting my childhood bedroom a sunny shade of pale golden yellow. While browsing the paint aisles, I decided to grab a few different paint chip swatches, knowing when I had the time I would be able to find a fun little project to use them for. Well, now is the time! Continue reading DIY Mini Sketch Book

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Featured Etsy Shop: Artful Bits and Bytes

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Featured Etsy Shop: Artful Bits and Bytes

Today’s featured Wednesday artist is Laurie Anne of Artful Bits and Bytes on Etsy! She makes awesome whimsical one-of-a-kind artworks using acrylic, mixed media, collage and more! Check out her unique works below and find out how you can get a great discount in her shop! Continue reading Featured Etsy Shop: Artful Bits and Bytes

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5 Quotes From Artists

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I really liked looking for quotes on creativity for my post awhile back. They were so inspiring, and I found SO many good ones while I was searching Pinterest. I’ve been gathering up quotes ever since, and have five new ones to share with you today! These aren’t just quotes about being creative, getting inspired or dreaming big- they are quotes FROM famous artists. That makes me love them even more. 🙂 Hope you find them as inspiring as I do! Continue reading 5 Quotes From Artists