Tropical Style

Happy Hibiscus

  • 10/12/2014
Happy Hibiscus

Happy Hibiscus Done as a gift for my truly wonderful Wife, the white "Happy Hibiscus" was her choice... The single wet white bloom is played against the rain and wind remnants of a passing storm - and is a symbol of the life-challenges we have traversed. We have made it through much!!! This Dramatic Mixed Media Illustration is PERFECT for Tropical/Coastal Decor - and will certainly be hanging in our living room!  Prints are available on Wiley Studio Time Of Execution: 35 Hours Technique / Media: Mixed Media - Graphite, Prismacolor, Gouache, Ink on Charcoal Illustration Board Size:...

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Seychelles Romantic Hotels

  • 10/11/2014
Seychelles Romantic Hotels

Top 10 Romantic Hotels on Seychelles North Island is a tropical island paradise with 11 guest villas. Read the Top 10: Romantic Seychelles Hotels by Tim Ecott Contact Travel Specialist Dixie Wiley 703.347.5224 specialist@realplanz.com We enjoy reading your comments; so if you've visited Seychelles tell us your favorite romantic spot!

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Painted Bottles & Mason Jars

  • 06/08/2014
Painted Bottles & Mason Jars

Hope you have been enjoying Spring or Fall if you're in Australia! Once the weather turned nice we headed outdoors...planting flowers, re-stained the deck, adding a brick path in the backyard, photo shoots, long walks, and  just grillin' and a chillin'. Oh, can't forget about pulling weeds, planting grass seed and fertilizing the lawn. And we wouldn't trade any of this for snow. I have managed to spend a little time painting bottles and Mason jars mainly when it's raining So here a few of my latest ones. Painted Mason jar, Olive Oil bottle and a Water bottle long with my Tropical/Coastal...

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Painted Mason Jars – Radiance and Russian Red

  • 04/30/2014
Painted Mason Jars – Radiance and Russian Red

Spring is finally here!  And I'm loving all the flowering trees.  They're beautiful and fragrant. I think the best time to visit the Washington D.C. Metro area is...Springtime! Bloomin' trees everywhere! Pink, white and magenta are a few of my favorite Springtime colors. So I was excited when Pantone announced  Radiant Orchid as the Color of the Year.  You probably read that "...Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination." "An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly...

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Mason Jars – Weathered Look

  • 02/24/2014
Mason Jars – Weathered Look

Weathered Look on 4 pint sized Mason Jars with 3 shades of gray and then dry brushed with white! This is my first set using a Weathered Look...also my first with shades of gray instead of my typical black and white paint. Soon I will be working with more acrylic paint colors and possibly additional chalk paint colors. Right now I am trying to decide if I like working with one type of paint over the other one.  We'll see in the next few weeks. We do enjoy reading your comments!  More of my painted bottles, Mason Jars, baskets, and tins can be seen along the right side and also on our etsy...

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Painted Mason Jar with a Heart Cutout

  • 01/24/2014
Painted Mason Jar with a Heart Cutout

Valentine's Day is just around the corner...as well as our wedding anniversary!   As a romantic I always equate certain things with romance...candlelight, chocolate, flowers, champagne, a special dinner, wood fire, soft music, and hearts!  Did I miss anything?  Ok, I would also prefer warm weather, a white sandy beach, palm trees swaying, and the sounds of the ocean lapping on the shore. Painted black & white Mason Jar with Heart cutout! The tin with hearts, the Love wood sign, the clear heart necklace, the silver box and the white sea glass are gifts I have received throughout my life. We...

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Black & White Painted Mason Jars, Basket & Bottles

  • 01/06/2014
Black & White Painted Mason Jars, Basket & Bottles

Baby, It's Cold Outside! So it's been a perfect time to paint, photograph, write, plan, read, and be inspired. I've been ask if I like color...since my home is mainly black & white. Yes, I love color...cool colors...like purple, magenta, red with blue undertone, lime green, blue, and cool gray!  If you've been following my Coastal/Tropical Decor - Bottle Art, our black & white decorating evolved starting with all white Coastal decor.  I just love a white background and contrast it with black...also white and red...and white with navy.  Scott loves color also...after all, he has a PHD in art education....

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Coastal/Tropical Decor – Black and White Painted Mason Jars and Bottles

  • 11/08/2013
Coastal/Tropical Decor – Black and White Painted Mason Jars and Bottles

It's chilly and windy here today...most of the leaves have blown off the trees in the woods behind our house.  Allowing us to see a couple of beautiful sunsets...looking forward to more this fall and winter!  Really missing the warm weather as I enjoy walking but not so much during colder weather. I have finished painting more bottles...here is a water bottle I keep on my nightstand. I get thirsty during the night...so I keep water close at hand. I painted a salad dressing glass bottle...black, white then distressed with a Water decal.  I had a plastic water bottle and decided I wanted something...

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Coastal Decor – Mason Jars and Bottles

  • 07/15/2013
Coastal Decor – Mason Jars and Bottles

 I LOVE All Things Coastal/Tropical!!! Including our decor which is a combination of Coastal and Tropical with the main colors of black and white.  We started looking for furniture for our townhouse and had trouble finding what we wanted in white...and did not have furniture to paint.  We found a table, chairs and bedroom furniture in a Caribbean styling infused with a rich blending of natural materials like woven Abaca and Lampakanai, shell, leather-wrapped bamboo, and woven rattan.  The dining chairs have black fabric seats set against our pure white walls.  So our black and white Coastal/Tropical...

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