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DIY Faux Ethched Glass Candleholders and Ornaments

I’ve seen this technique before and have even played around with it using acrylic paint and a paintbrush, but I didn’t like how that turned out. Well, I finally came across these oil-based Sharpie makers that make all the difference in the world. I’ve read about people using them, but I could never find them–and … read more

Special Collections: what do you collect?

Last year, you may remember, I started a series called Special Collections. For that series, I periodically I put together a post about collecting and collections. Sometimes around a theme and sometimes not.  Sometimes they are purposeful collections of objects that are acquired by folks for the purpose of collecting–like a seashell collection–or an accidental … read more

From the Archives

As promised…sweet potato booze cake Decorating with nature in the winter A snowy day A new year, a new way ‘Ring’ in the new year

Mirepoix: my life in food

It’s been a while since I shared my 1st post for Mirepoix: my life in food, so today I am sharing some of my recent and and near recent adventures in food. Before the season ended, I roasted a shiznit load of tomatoes and froze them. Not quite the same as fresh ones, but winter … read more

Call for Submissions: Autumn + Holiday Indie Fixx Galleria

Calling all artists, crafters, designers & boutiques! Apply now for the juried Autumn + Holiday Indie Fixx Galleria. Who: All artists, designers, crafters and indie boutiques that create or carry handmade, vintage and/or independently-made goods are welcome to apply. What: The Autumn + Holiday Indie Fixx Galleria, a juried showcase of handmade, indie-made and vintage … read more

Wednesday Indie Artist Fixx with Kelly McKernan

For this week’s Wednesday Indie Artist Fixx interview I’ve got another Kelly…the artist and illustrator Kelly McKernan. Kelly’s an Atlanta based artist who exhibits locally at Beep Beep Gallery, Young Blood Gallery and MINT Gallery in addition to selling her prints an other goodies online and doing some illustration work as well. I’m drawn to … read more

Fashion Photography Inspiration from Sade Williams

All this week I’ve been working on putting together issue #5 of Joie magazine….you’ve probably seen my calls for contributors. I’ve had a lot of eponse from writers, but I am really looking for ore photographers to create photo essays and artists to illustrate some of the articles and provide background artwork as well. So, … read more

Indie Fixx From Across the Pond: Fabric Goodies

This week its all about the fabric. Fabric is one of my very favourite things. I could quite happily lust over beautiful fabric all day long so it is an absolute pleasure to share with you some of my favourite makers doing wonderful things with fabric from this side of the pond. Alison Willoughby, aka … read more

loooong weekend!

by alykat No matter what your plans are, make sure to have a wonderful Memorial Day holiday weekend. I will see you back here on Tuesday!



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