What’s in a Name?

bonfire pie

As a child I always wondered just who would be lucky enough to have the job of naming new colors for various products like nail polish, or lipstick, or paint?! That would be the dream job; I imagined a small panel of artists sitting around a large white table conjuring up delicious names that could sway a person like me to purchase “Plump Plum” over “Black Licorice”.  A couple months ago I found an online name-that-color contest and had a blast thinking up different names for new paint colors, and they chose one! So here it is! The tone is from General Paint’s “Down to Earth” line; it is full of rich and natural colors. I called this one “Bonfire Pie”, now excuse me while I cross off one more line on my life-goals list. Next Up: Sky-diving? Um, maybe not.

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Simms Family Portrait; Part III Complete

Simms Family Portrait Finished

“Simms Family Portrait”

Oil on Canvas

16″ x 20″
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Interior Courtyard

Interior Courtyard for Britney Spears

Who wouldn’t love the ultimate privacy of an interior courtyard in their home? Usually completely enclosed, an interior courtyard offers seclusion from the outside world without the eyesores of a fence or need for well thought out large scale landscaping.  A celeb who agrees is none other than Miss Britney Spears; she has purchased this beautiful home in California which happens to feature a private courtyard that offers an outdoor fireplace, and imported limestone fountain. You can see the scale of the courtyard from the aerial view.  Balconies offer wonderful light for each facing room, and no need for blinds, well, depending on who is visiting that is! I just love the weathered patinas on the pavers and stone details.

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Entertainment Sinks that Truly Entertain

Luna Sink

Kitchen renovations are on the rise and there are endless possibilities when considering what fun finds you may wish to include in your cuisine.  Consider an entertainment sink; they are fantastic if you have an island or peninsula large enough to incorporate one of these lovelies. The Luna Sink by Native Trails is more than three feet of prep and serve bliss! The area directly in-front of this stunner is perfect for preparing a salad, or for setting a serving platter of hors d’oeuvres with a plethora of chilled drinks in the sink.

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