I will miss you, Phoenix.



The new MAKE.GOOD studio website is up and running!
It's a simple, straight forward site but my hope is that it communicates the range of services and products that MAKE.GOOD offers.
This is the first iteration. For the next update I will add architecture and interiors work samples as well as new products!
Stay tuned.



Today is sketchbook monday. I had class today and there is nothing more inspiring than teaching. Which actually means there is nothing more inspiring than being inspired....or teaching. Here is my student's work...



It's almost done!...almost.
It's amazing now that I look at these pictures how much the color of the cabinets changes depending on the lighting. In real life they appear most like the first photo, very deep blue.
In case you want to steal this look, the colors are Benjamin Moore Tomato Red on the walls and Midnight on the cabinets. Don't forget primer, otherwise plan on a very, very long painting process.



Tonight was the first installment of what I am hoping will become a regular event. Creativity Night among friends. NO JUDGEMENT is our motto. Come, paint, and feel free to express yourself.
Tonight a few friends participated and here is what the night looked like. Food, Wine, Paint, Love.
What more could you ask for?



It took a while, but my new Card Catalogue has found it's place in my studio. It is a beautiful piece of furniture and works perfectly for holding all the odds and ends. I organized it vertically by category: small tools, sewing, drawing+ office supply, painting, crafts, other. What do you think? Does it work?



It's Monday once again. Another week has gone and another one begins.
This one began with sunshine and temperatures in the 50's!!! You can't ask for more.
Enjoy the sketches.

DAILY FACTOID**I prefer sketching in pen than in pencil. Knowing I can't erase builds confidence.



I have been in the seemingly endless process of purging, remodeling and revamping my nest;  a long difficult process of disorder, chaos and constant head scratching wondering how it is that I have acquired so much stuff.
As you know, the kitchen cabinet painting has been ongoing. With the cabinets painted I can move on to painting the inside of pantry and selecting floor. Oh what fun!
But today, it's not the kitchen I want to talk about, it's my studio. It too has been turned upside down, purged of all things unnecessary and, eventually will be put back together.
I had to first find a cabinet/storage unit to put all the loose things that are necessary for a designing, visualizing, making studio. And as you can imagine there are A LOT of loose things.
Luckily I found just the thing! A Library Card Catalogue no longer needed by the Portsmouth RI Free Public Library.
After a short, but lively conversation with Rich the Librarian, the sale was made and the Oak Card Catalogue was mine!
That was just the beginning.
This morning I drove the 1+ hours to RI in light snow to retrieve my soon to be favorite piece of furniture. Admittedly a beautiful drive even if the sun was vacationing in the Caribbean.
Next, the task of putting the thing into the truck...(estimated weight 5,273 lbs.)
There it is in the truck. Trust me when I tell you that Carolyn, Mag and I do not add up to a strong team...it was a challenge, but we did it!
So there it sits...still. I have not had the courage to go remove it from the trunk and haul it up to my 2nd floor apartment.

DAILY FACTOID** The concept and creation of the first cards used for catalogs occurred in France around 1789. 



Sketchbook Monday is back! My kitchen makeover is nearly complete and I will be sure to share photos with you soon. For now, enjoy the latest sketches.
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