My Life in Burlesque: The Joy (and Pain) of Posing (Nude)

A month ago on a Tuesday morning, I was sitting in an office. Last Tuesday morning, I was lying on my back totally naked while strangers painted me.

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Starting with Watercolor

Watercolor painting is not the easiest to get into. It has its own set of rules, and it can be a challenge to learn them. If you’re interested in watercolor painting, a class is a great idea, but for those of you who don’t have the time or money, here’s a short primer to help you get in touch with your inner watercolorist. Read More Starting with Watercolor

DIY: Chevron Madness

I have been obsessing over chevron patterns for the past couple of months, but other than pinning pillows I like over on Pinterest, I just couldn’t figure out a way to incorporate the sassy zigzags into my house without adding more furniture. Enter the Seussically-coloured armoire in need of a makeover (previously a bright purple with grey/blue framing), and its makeover back to white and a terrible attempt at glazing (I wanted to give it that “antiqued” look, but it went soooooo wrong!). Needless to say, I won’t subject your poor doe eyes to that atrocity, but instead regale you with my three-day, 8-hour endeavor into the chevron armoire makeover! Read More DIY: Chevron Madness

DIY Bathroom: Painting Tips

I’m going to assume that you all have painted a wall at some time or other and you don’t need detailed instructions about how to get paint from a bucket onto said wall.  However, after years of practice and gallons of paint, I do have some tips and tricks for getting the best results out of your painting experience. Read More DIY Bathroom: Painting Tips