Holiday Magic

For a big kid like me, everything about the holiday season is magical… from the twinkling lights to the scents & sounds- and who can forget Santa! My childhood home didn’t have a chimney. What a major source of anxiety that was for young me! (LOL) This ornament is my tribute to the “magic” key…

A Trio of Tricks and Treats!

Halloween is my favorite holiday- partly because I am never at a loss for inspiration during the All Hallow’s season. And when I decided to make an an art doll for my Retro Cafe Art Gallery monthly tutorial, I couldn’t stop at just one! Hope you enjoy! I began my Halloween Hag brush doll with…

Tombstone Treat Box

It’s my favorite time of year! I can always get in the Halloween mood when the Retro Cafe Art Gallery tombstones are released. A new set every year! And the new 2017 tombstones do not disappoint! I love to put together goodie bags for the special kids in my life and had originally planned to…

Sailing the Seas of Dreams

When I first saw Retro Cafe Art Gallery’s Stand Up Vintage sailboat kit, I imagined it sailing the night sky – navigating a sea of stars… a nautical dream catcher of sorts! Here’s how I made my “DREAMBOAT” ( and how you can make one too!) STEP ONE: Apply gesso to all your masonite and…