May 22, 2020

  As a young girl I wanted to learn how to crochet and I asked my grandmother to teach me.  I was left handed she was right handed, we sat facing each other her slowly crocheting and explaining, me listening and trying to mimic her movement.  As she was talking sh...

February 28, 2020

Normally I write about what is happening at the Phrog and Munkey Folk Ranch, design, paint, etc. but today I want to tell you about a person that changed my perspective on reading, language and learning. 

I am a teacher in a large school district, at a campus that house...

February 26, 2020

So what is the Rule of Three?  The Rule of Three just helps when decorating, designing, painting, etc. because an odd number of items in a view helps the room look less cold and orderly.   It is the difference between asymmetry and symmetry.  Example:  If you are using...

February 25, 2020

If you are decorating and have a room that is cold and fromal in appearance and you want to warm it up, try a little wood.  Using wood accessories is an easy way to bring texture and contrast to an otherwise flat room.  For example, use wood to create a 3D wall, an art...

February 4, 2020

Let me set the scene...In my workshop, one project on the drafting board, one project on the folding table, one project on the vinyl cutter, one project leaning against the wall.  I have a process, paint one project, while it is drying move to the next, while it is dry...

February 3, 2020

I know that there are days that I don't want to do anything.

I know that there are times when my heart isn't in it...

I know that inspiration does not always show itself...

I know that if I just get up and move something will happen...

Today I woke up and didn't have the d...

September 15, 2019

September 23rd marks the beginning of Autumn for North America and others in the northern hemisphere.  Historically known as the Harvest season this, my favorite time of year, brings with it apples, pumpkins, spooks, crackling fires and crunching leaves.  The smells th...

September 13, 2019

So, my daughter Samantha and I were driving through Arkansas this summer and we had an idea to do a blog about Bar-B-Que.  You know how every sign that advertises Bar-B-Que says something like "Best in Texas" or "World's Best Bar-B-Que"?  Well we determined after we sa...

June 15, 2019

Munkey and I are on our way to Buffalo Gap to set up shop at the weekend Buffalo Gap Market Days.  A little history to entice to come out and join us.  Buffalo Gap was established in 1857 and was settled at a natural pass between the Brazos and Colorado Rivers where bu...

June 9, 2019

We, my daughter Samantha and I, are on the road again. Driving across Arkansas and stopping at a few antique stores and flea markets along the way. Our first stop was in Hope, Arkansas, yes the birthplace of President Bill Clinton, and our directions took us off the hi...

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