I am excited to be a part of a little tour going around “Blogland”. It basically gives you a little behind the scene peek at Paper & Fox. Bre from Average But Inspired invited me along and I will pass it on to some awesome bloggers at the end of my post. So, come on in and make yourself comfortable.
Here is where I work, live and play. I live in Charlotte, NC in a 1950’s brick ranch. It rained a lot last week so our bushes are kind of out of control. We are the 3rd owners of this home and really love it.
You will see a lot of my front door in photos on Paper & Fox. I get a lot of questions about the green door, and how I did it. The door was already here when we purchased the home. It it was lured us inside.
Welcome to my life. I am a “Baby Mama”,wife, artist and always on the move.
Here is my family. Top Row – Me and Bryce. Bottom Row-Knox and David. These dudes keep me busy and make huge messes, but I love them dearly.
Our home decor is always a work in progress.
I just finished painting my fireplace a few weeks ago.
This is my living room. It is pretty simple. I am not a huge fan of rugs because I think they hide dirt and grime, but I realize that this room needs one. I just haven’t found the perfect one yet. The large painting on the wall is by Joanna Wardell.
This my son Knox, working at his art/snack table in the living room. The painting is by Steve Chellis.
This is my office and the “world headquarters” of Paper & Fox. You will remember my Lady Desk that I painted last year. My goal was to always work in my office, but I work all over the house. Wherever I can keep a good eye on my boys.
Last, but not least this is my classy above ground Porch Pool…complete with a floating basketball goal. We use this pool a lot. The boys and their friends think it is pretty cool. It is a bonus not to have to keep applying sunscreen on my redheads.
As part as the Tour Through Blogland I was asked to answer the following questions:
1. What am I working on?
The past couple of weeks I have been working on paintings. I go through these spurts where I am really focused on one thing. It could be furniture, jewelry, sewing, but I have been thinking about creating art pieces that could be incorporated into other future projects.
Here is a painting that I just finished called “Little Miss Doughnut”.
2. How does my work differ from those in my genre? I guess my work is classified in the DIY/Crafts/Décor genre. I am always of thinking of ways to create beautiful functional pieces, designs and accessories for little cost. I am a big upcycle fan and love the challenge of transforming a tossed or donated item into a gem. I also don’t think I take myself too seriously. I know what I am, but more importantly I know what I am not. I am not that “cool” and not always perfectly polished, but I have a great eye for color and design and a sense of humor.
3. Why do I write/create what I do? If you were to ask me a few years ago if I ever thought I would have a career in writing and publishing, I would have laughed. I could have never dreamed that I would have allowed myself, thoughts and projects to be put on display for the world to view and possibly criticize. Once I took the first leap, there was no looking back. I am absolutely in love with blogging and Paper & Fox. I only work on projects and write about things that make me happy. That is the simple formula. I provide tips, tutorials and ideas on how to create beautiful things. What a fantastic topic to focus on, right?
4. How does your writing/creative process work? I sometimes have a process and I sometime do not. My goal is to sit down with my calendar and plan projects and post throughout the month. I can sometimes make this happen. Mostly, my process is to be flexible and seize time to work anytime it is given. I work well early in the morning and can knock out post and projects before the kids wake up. I am absolutely useless after 8pm.
Touring Blogland has been so much fun.
Now, It is my pleasure to announce the next stops on the Tour Through Blogland.
Meet Amy from Homey Oh My! Amy has freaking awesome taste and sense of style. One of my favorite projects of hers is this “Hey” DIY Marquee sign.
Head on over to Homey Oh My so see part of the Tour through Blogland today
Now, let me introduce you to Kathy of Up To Date Interiors.
Kathy is a fellow NC Blogger who provides color inspiration, decorating tips, organization, and a lot of DIY projects for any budget. One of my favorite pieces of hers is this DIY Oyster Mirror.
Visit Kathy on her tour on August, 11.
I hope you enjoyed my tour, it has been a lot of fun showing a little behind the scene of Paper & Fox.