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From mid-century pine to calm and uplifting

We were lucky enough to receive my grandfather's old Cedar Chest last year. It looked like this: While I love the capacity for storing stuffed animals and the cedar lining and, of course, the fact that it's a family piece, I just didn't find the oblong holes and yellow tone and decorative grooves to be...… Continue reading From mid-century pine to calm and uplifting

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Adobe Capture and the Colors of Autumn

I just created a set of Adobe color swatches for autumn, and they are MUCH brighter than I thought they would be. Fall colors are bold, yes, but I certainly thought the Sesame Street/Crayola/preschool hues assigned to autumn were cliche. Surely nature is more muted and sophisticated? Surely I would be surprised at how many… Continue reading Adobe Capture and the Colors of Autumn

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Before and After: How to Refresh a Lamp Post

With blue skies breaking through the clouds and crocuses suddenly flourishing, it is time for one of my most-anticipated and most-dreaded times of year... Spring cleaning! The perfect excuse to shove everything aside and really scrub those baseboards. And a perfectly uncomfortable amount of internal pressure to shove everything aside and scrub those baseboards. (So… Continue reading Before and After: How to Refresh a Lamp Post

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A Very Merry UnBirthday Card!

I'll own it. I'm bad at getting birthday cards out on time. My stepmother graciously celebrates 'birthday month,' insisting that I'm always on time, but I know better. And I just have to own it. So I do, with this card I designed. I just had a streak of orders for it come through on… Continue reading A Very Merry UnBirthday Card!