Single Blank Canvas Seeks Heartfelt Personality.

Say you’ve got a big blank wall. Hmmm…what to do, what to do? Paint? Wallpaper? Well you could do both and then make it really cool. Make yourself your own personal gallery tribute to your life, your family, your friends. Travel, mementos, crazy sketches on cocktail napkins. Get some cheap frames, and mix and match. This is my gallery. It includes some personal... 
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Make Art…Not War – An Evening at the AfterModern.

So, I want to include in this blog not only my crazy little tips, but what inspires me, makes me want to create. What fuels the imagination and brings me joy. Last night was a perfect example. A gallery exhibit at the Aftermodern I worked on with an uber talented art director, Suzanne Shade, the architect of the concept, and a fabulous film retouching house, XYZ Graphics... 
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Zen and the Art of Patio Mechanics.

Have you the good fortune to own (or rent) a little slice of the great outdoors? If so, you can make yourself your own little zen retreat, a restful hideaway from parking problems, folks driving hummers while talking on cell phones… you know, the simple yet bothersome troubles of the day. I know what you’re asking…but how, girlbybay, how can I achieve this... 
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The Rusty Rolling Thingy Goes BoMo.

BoMo (def): Bohemian Modern. I got this rusty old rolling table at the Former Russian Hill Antiques on Polk Street. It was just $15 buck-a-roos. Again, it has served many purposes: TV table, garden table, a book stand at the foot of my bed. When I find something I like, I just go with it and don’t always know what its ultimate use will be. This nugget’s latest... 
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Frito-Lay Wine Rack.

So, this is the aforementioned potato chip rack I scored from a corner store that was cleaning house. it works quite well as a cookbook/wine rack in my kitchen. In its former lives in my former apartments, it’s held towels rolled up and resting in it’s wire shelves; an assortment of spices and cookwares; and was a onetime garden/plant display on my porch. It’s... 
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