Thursday, January 19, 2012

Follow Your Dream

While de-cluttering the studio... contents of a drawer fell randomly upon my art desk.

Reminding me to always... Follow My Dream... and to never be satisfied with Second Place.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

In the Moment

Sitting at: The computer bar that used to be a wall.

Listening to: The rhythmic breathing of high school guy who slept on the couch last night.

Drinking: Community Coffee Dark Roast from my big, red LOVE mug.

Wearing: My fave 'Clayton High Yellow Jackets' sweatshirt purchased at a random truck stop in New Mexico... and my Uggs... and my red floral flannel pajama bottoms... lovely, I know.

Waiting for: My guys to get with it, so we can begin the Hillcrest Cottage Project of the Day... a new floor which will begin at the front door, come through the kitchen, and end in the laundry porch.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Patchwork Madness

Hillcrest Cottage is currently experiencing patchwork madness.

While at an estate sale last weekend, I stumbled upon this ugly duckling- 70's- grandma- polyester- quilt. The patches of magenta and lime green wooed me. The 2012 "it" color of tangerine was also present.

Suddenly, a flash of creative genius came upon me!

For $3.00 I could transform my ottoman into something fun and awesome.

I am noticing a very cool trend of bright, outrageous patchwork combined with antiques and think it is the funnest thing to happen in a long time!

This is my creative contribution.

I love how it looks with the granny square afghan... another estate sale find.