Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Morning Quickie...

quickie post that is...
on this peaceful Sunday morning... share a little of what this last week had in store for Cerro Home.

these pieces sold out of my shop in the morning
stenciled dresser
stenciled drop leaf table & two chairs

vintage seascape oil painting

I pulled together a few pieces I've been waiting to work on

Wednesday + Thursday 
Chalk Painting + waxing 

Lucinda and I headed off to Leaping Lotus 
to rework shop & fit in the new arrivals
among all the other vintage + hand made goodies waiting for new homes

It was a good week !


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Sunday, March 18, 2012


capricious [kuh-prish-uhs, -pree-shuhs]
Adjective: given to sudden + unaccountable changes of mood or behavior: 
a capricious climate.

ca•pri•cious•ly     adverb
ca•pri•cious•ness   noun

French capricieux
Italian capriccioso

So there you have it...
creatively that's me...a really nice + romantic sounding way of saying... fickle!

Left + right brain
I've spent many a moments...hours...months...years even...questioning why oh why can't I focus on one creative avenue?!  I seem to enjoy a variety of creative sources, it's hard at times (many times) to keep my eye + attention on one thing...and for some reason I'd convinced myself that was the wrong way to do if there is a wrong or right way to be creative!!!  I think that is what's considered an oxymoron...I'm sure of it!

So...take a deep breath Denise...
and get okay with where your any in the moment...
enjoy the process + where your creative instincts lead you.

It really is all good

 Paintings I worked on in the last two weeks
I've happily rejoined my favorite group of artists and am once again painting with them every Tuesday morning...and loving it!

 Vintage furniture I painted for a client last week



Scouted out and collected some new/old furniture pieces to be painted for my Leaping Lotus "Garden Flower" theme in April.

And...not to forget about sewing and TeardropHankys...
a custom pillow for a client as a gift for her mom with family heirloom hankies.

So there's a glimpse into a week in the life of CerroHome

Along with blogging, keeping up with Pinterest (I can get lost there for hours), and social networking (argh), you now know what Creatively Capricious looks like.  It actually feels pretty good, when I'm not questioning if it's wrong...which I do less and less...and just  stay in the moment + the pleasure being capricious brings me. 

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Beach scapeing...

I've always enjoyed a good center piece, table setting...
table scapes
They set the mood, tell a story, suggest a theme.

 My friend Vickie has a few table scapes in trays that I really enjoy.  So I collected a few things from around the house, put em on a tray...and created a few little table scapes here and there around the house.

And then...
I wondered if anyone else would take pleasure in little 
table scape?

So I headed off to a day of thrift shopping with Lucinda, and collected a few silver trays, a frame or two, candles and a cart full of stuff.  Next to the local craft store for moss, shells, and more stuff.  A few hours on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon (I should have sneaked in an hour at the pool sunbathing) and came up with 7 table scapes to put in my shop at Leaping Lotus.

Beach scapes...

Love this rusty tray... $3. at an antiques mall.

This is the glass top to the silver chaffing dish below...gotta use all the stuff!

These little orchids were on sale at Home Depot and add a living touch to this great vintage/tarnished silver tray.

Perfect beach scape in a resin shell copy.

My favorite silver tray with leather handles.

I also did a couple for the vintage side of my shop ... 
love this little teacup

The next day I carefully transported them down to Solana Beach and put together a fun seaside group...

I have so much fun going through the whole process...

the ideas I wake up with
finding the cool "stuff"
putting it together
setting up shop
and hopefully...

having a customer like it so much, they purchase my creations for their home...
that's a good feeling!