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I Cant Find My Craftroom!

Organization is in progress…

I havent ever really wanted a craftroom that is magazine worthy, but I have wanted a room that inspired me. Jennibellie, an amazing artist, has an outdoor studio and it is so adorable! She created a youtube video touring her studio. Her room is so creative! My room has more stuff than it can accomodate. I am too embarrassed to post a picture of “The Room’s” previous state.

But, I have been painting more furniture for “The Room.”

The brown chest on the left got a face lift!

The chest of drawers after I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk paint. I love how smooth the furniture feels.  The color I chose is French Linen.  The light in this room doesn’t do it justice!

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After Hurricane Matthew

My front yard. In the distance you can see a light colored line. That is the road under water.

This picture was taken from a video by someone driving over one of the towns near my house.  Under the water in the above picture is a four lane highway.

We are stuck.  All the surrounding roads either have trees across them or they are caved in. We didnt have water for a day, nor do we have power, but we feel very fortunate and thankful.

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Hurricane Matthew

We have been watching Hurricane Matthew for a week and a half. I live about 2 hours from the coast in North Carolina and we do not know the path of this storm at this time. Depending on the path we may need to evacuate too.  I hope everyone on the east coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina has evacuated and will be safe.  For those in Haiti, Cuba, and the Caribbean our hearts and prayers are with those that were in the path of this deadly storm. 

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Prince of Wales Hotel


This is the Prince of Wales Hotel located in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada.  My husband and I went on a tour of the Canadian Rockies over the summer.  Canada is such a beautiful country.  I would love to spend my summers there.  The temperature was about 70 degrees the whole time we were there.  At home the temperature was 95 degrees but it felt like 107 degrees due to the humidity.  We did not get to stay at the Prince of Wales Hotel because it was about $249 Canadian dollars plus per night.  The Hotel was built in 1926 and it was given the name Prince of Wales (who later became King Edward VIII in England) because they were trying to entice the Prince to stay at the hotel when he visited Canada in 1927 but he ended up staying at a local ranch instead.


View from the the Prince of Wales Hotel.


Another photo of the view from the Hotel.

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Where in the World is Jade Sutton?


Sorry for the vanishing act.  I’m a teacher by day and I love to play with my art supplies by night.  August 18th school started. My new director told me that instead of teaching 6 grades in 2 schools, I would need to teach 14 grades in 4 schools. I spent the rest of August moving my classrooms which is like moving a house.  The more I tried to make it work the more I found it to be impossible.  I didn’t get to enjoy my newly painted desk for long. So, back to the drawing board I went, or otherwise known as filling out job applications. I found a job 15 minutes from my house instead of 45 minutes. Im now in one school instead of 2 or 4.  My husband and I spent most of September moving my classroom home.  I hope to get my school materials and supplies moved into my new classroom by the end of October. I have been spending my evenings preparing lessons and learning about my new job. I hope to get back to playing and posting soon.  

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Ghostly Trees

This turned out wicked!! I used alcohol inks for the background.  You cant see this but the whole background is solid purple.  When I photographed the image, the light reflected off the shinny surface and made the trees appear as if they were glowing.  I photographed it several times with the same result.  I hope to recreate this with other colors to see if they will reflect light the same way.

Happy Creating!!