I’ve been busy at SNAP conference (more to come about that later), but I had to share this adorable set up from Spellbinders. I loved all the cute felt animals they made, as you know I love making things with felt (my Halloween tree decorations for example). So I swooned over the idea of FELT SUCCULENTS! In a copper mug no less. I’m going to have to figure them out and make some soon.
Ace’s Design Experts have officially revealed the color trends and decor tips for Spring! I always love to see what colors they pick, and this year is no different. Which of the following pallets is your favorite?
I am really drawn to “Meant to Be”. Oh to have a room that looked like that! You can find all the colors at your local Ace Hardware.
Not paid to share this, I just really love the new trends and like to share them with you!
I like the rule of thumb that roses get pruned when the forsythia begins to bloom. In other words, NOW! In Utah our forsythia starts to bloom in late March, sometimes sooner. Keep an eye on them in your grow zone, as they are a great indicator of when spring is actually here.
Pruning helps your roses bloom better, especially if you cut spent flowers all during the season.
Every so often a documentary will come along that makes me think “wow”! Tim’s Vermeer is one such documentary. I was amazed at the effort, and may I say, amazing DIY that Tim pulled off in order to discover how Vermeer made his amazing paintings.
If you are not familiar with Vermeer, which you might be without even knowing (Girl with the pearl earring), you should get to know more about this Dutch painter. Watching the documentary will also give you some great background as well. He is known for his amazing “photo realistic” paintings which have baffled some for years. How did he do it? Especially in his time period?
There have been many theories, but we agree with what Tim found during his journey to discover the technique. I won’t give it away, but it is simply amazing (and something we have been trying to play with a bit ourselves ever since)!
What you should know about Tim though is that he isn’t an artist. He is an inventor, and luckily quiet a wealthy one, which helped him on his quest to figure it out. You might know Tim if you are familiar with NewTek.
Overall it’s such an interesting documentary, especially if you love art, tinkering, and getting inspired to try new things. Have you seen it? What did you think?