The other day I spent the afternoon in the shop two doors down with Roy Robles. Since moving into my studio space, we have become friends and mutual supporter in each others business pursuits. He does custom cabinetry and furniture. You can see his work on his website www.woodgem.com
He helped [...]
If you want to do something like the faux inlay in the last post your self, you will need patience. Measuring and layout with an assistant took the larger part of a day. We planned our sequence and then applied frog tape accordingly.
It took some testing and practice to get just [...]
A client was having her hardwood floor in her entry refinish. Natural wood is beautiful in any home. But she wanted something more.
Her refinisher Terry Hicks called Artisan Finishes. I met with the client and looked at some pictures she had collected for inspiration. I drew up a design scaled specifically to her room. We [...]
Any one who has catalyst listed as their title on their business card makes me suspicious.
I went to a meeting today prepared for the worst. Ended up in a blogging class. Now I’m writing a blog post. Take away was do a blog like you cook. Get all your ingredients together. Prepare them. [...]
This project began with a decal. At least in concept. The client liked the decal, but not quite. It had elephants, giraffes, rhinoceroses and monkeys. But she didn’t want the monkeys. The size was small. And then there was color. Brown. What shade of brown would it be? Anyone who has ordered anything online, knows that [...]
Wouldn’t it be great if someone told you, you were their sunshine every day? That’s must be what the Dwell with Dignity team was thinking when they asked me to paint this in the children’s room at a counseling center. It just brings a smile to my face. We should all tell our children “You [...]
We worked with Interior Designer Sharon Flatley on this mural. She gave us a concept and we started with a pencil sketch. Revised it. Then created a color rendering, before finally painting the mural on the wall. The process is key to communication with the client and designer so that every one’s input can be [...]
Venetian plaster. Of all the words that come to mind to describe the final finish… sexy is what I keep coming back to. Venetian plaster creates a feel. You lean back against the wall. Your fingers casually come in contact and before you know it you know it [...]
In the tiger lilly room, we created a Rousseau-esque jungle mural with layers of vegetation and lounging tiger.