Today I'm starting a custom watercolor for a special couple getting married in Shepherdstown, WV - a beautiful, historic and magical place!
I have been working lately on some really cool "guest books" or wood signature boards. They are great for anniversary parties, graduation, weddings and I'm starting on a baby shower signature board in a few days! Sharpies are the best thing since sliced bread and come in so many fantastic colors. After your guests have signed your board you can give one coat of polyurethane to preserve and hang in your home for a lifetime treasure. They are a great size at 24" x 16" and can be found HERE in my ETSY SHOP!
Have a wonderful Friday!
A matchbook cover found on Pinterest during my Retro Mid Century search! I LOVE the shapes of retro Motel signs. So much fun compared to today. I poured through mid century colors after I found this matchbook and had a vision in my head for a beach sign.
It did take me several days of cutting, sanding - cutting again - sanding again and finally I got to paint those wonderful colors from the past. Two colors of turquoise-green and a fabulous pink! A wire hanger is right behind the "e" for perfect hanging on a nail. It went up on my ETSY SHOP TODAY. What fun!
And I will have some swanky, cool letters in beach colors coming to the shop today as well !
We did it! We finally got moved into our space at Plantation White on Main Street in Dickson, TN. "Magnolia Hollow featuring Kimberly Kline Design". This was SO FUN! Don't get me wrong… it was a lot of work and the insane weather delays were maddening but who cares it was all so worth it! Click HERE to visit the Facebook page of Plantation White and meet Faith & Greg Bybee. They have been so hospitable to us and made us feel so much a part of the family and I cannot tell you how excited Jane and I are to be there! Also, please click on over to Jane's blog Magnoliahollow.com and visit! She paints beautiful furniture - notice her chair… Yep… She painted it! It's so soft and comfy and beautiful - people just can't get over it! And I can't stop painting Angel Wings! Take a look:
So if you are ever near Nashville and make about 35 miles west - stop in and see us!! I'm heading back to Maryland in a few days where I'll be creating more! Love and Light.
Hi everyone - I hope you all are staying warm and cozy during this crazy-harsh Winter!
I have a few new adventures going on. For now I have put away the jewelry making side and have focused on opening a new decor space with my best friend in Dickson, TN. One would think that going from Maryland to middle Tennessee would be a "warmer" change. So I packed up my creations and headed south. We were to open on Monday, Feb. 16th. Due to a week of record stretching weather events… i.e. - snow, ice, freezing rain, high winds and flooding - we are shooting for tomorrow the 23rd! It's been great fun though and I am loving my creative life. I have so many new things to show you and will be doing so very soon!
I have been making pretty Shabby Chic Inspired appliqués custom for my wood designs. I like ones that have more depth to them and don't lay so "flat" to the wood. The ones that really look hand-carved and stand out. I found a way to bring them to life WITHOUT needing molds or plaster and making a mess. And the best thing is you don't have to guess at the size you might need and then spend a fortune on them only to have them not fit your piece! They take paint (I use chalk paint just because i like that look) and I think might put together an online class soon - let me know if you would be interested! Stay tuned - I will be adding new pics as soon as we get our little space set up this week!
I hope everyone had an awesome holiday season! I gave up on "resolutions" years ago and feel so much better for it. Who ever started that anyway?
I started stamping again and have begun to ramp up my jewelry store! Devoted and working hard to build up new personalized designs. There's just no better way to display! Custom design your chic tie bracelet or wallet card HERE.
Don't forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM HERE!
Here's a couple pics to get you inspired!
I know the winter holidays are upon us fast and fierce but I can't help but have Spring on my mind!
Flowers and blooms - pastels and and and and … AMPERSAND!
So I put together a sweet and pretty watercolor today. Remember to find me HERE and HERE!
Wow! I am in the midst of an Instagram class with Cory Huff from The Abundant Artist because I have… 4 followers.
That's right. 4. I have never used Instagram and I intend to start NOW!
I am following my passion and instincts. To create my art is fulfilling and the world Of Shabby Chicness (is that a word? - it is now!) is what I love. I want to put my art out there for others. So I am.
I am embarrassed as I start out on my new path to tell anyone that I have 4 followers. I admit it. But I have to start somewhere right?
So please take a moment and hop on over to my Instagram and Follow me on my shabby path to art! This is just the beginning as I will be telling you about moving from finance to art and the willingness to create my own. Stay tuned in!