Winter Footprints Printable

Novelist and poet, Roman Payne, has influenced art and cultures all over the world with his writings.  The following quote paints a vivid picture in my mind:

 

“It is growing cold. Winter is putting footsteps in the meadow. What whiteness boasts that sun that comes into this wood! One would say milk-colored maidens are dancing on the petals of orchids. How coldly burns our sun! One would say its rays of light are shards of snow, one imagines the sun lives upon a snow crested peak on this day. One would say she is a woman who wears a gown of winter frost that blinds the eyes.”

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Winter Decor Transition

We’re now in that awkward time when all the holidays are over.  The tree, lights, and beautiful holiday decor are put away for another year.  If you’re like me, it can all seem pretty blah about now. My family left last week after a long holiday visit and I am in high gear to refresh my decor.  I usually like to stick with red in my January living room and dining area.  Sometimes I use deeper shades of cranberry or maroon. This year I’m going with red in the living room and the deeper colors in the dining room. Read More

Winter Fox Printable

I love many kinds of animals, and the fox is one of my favorites. It’s not like I’ve ever lived around them, but all the movies and photos I’ve seen have made me very fond of the little red faces.  I happened to find art work by an artist in Slovakia who goes by the on-line name, Marty-arts. She shares some of her art online, and I do love her animals.  Today’s print is based on her art with modifications. (Her art is shared on a site with free downloads with a public do-as-you-please license.)  Today I’m sharing a winter fox print for the season of ice and snow. Read More

Add Farmhouse Beauty With Plants

I love a casual farmhouse style that also includes a touch of modern. With the new year beginning, it’s time for a refresh with cozy, rustic details in my home.  One of my favorite decorative techniques is a  few plants scattered around the house. Real house plants add year round color and also filter the air naturally.  What if you can’t keep plants alive?  A quality faux plant can add texture and green to your home without fear of their death. I like to use a mix of real and faux plants and flowers, sometimes even in the same arrangement. No matter what design style you favor or the color of your rooms, adding fresh touches of green using indoor plants can be very much needed for interest and a bit of color.

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