Art…done & hung!

My painting project from last week finally made its way from my memory card to photoshop to my blog. Whew! I thought I would post a few more pictures of the final product. I really enjoyed doing it & am pleased with the results. Finally, art that looks just how i wanted it to look! I connected with decogirl on twitter who works for DecoArt and was very moved my their paints when deciding what to use for my piece. I uncapped about a dozen paint colors in the aisle of Michaels and was painting all over myself trying to find just the right shades. I did get a few silly glances but hey, it’s what we do for our art, right?!? So, I ended up using the Dazzling Metallics Elegant Finish line for the dots & embellishment and am still so impressed at the fine shimmer of the paint. I brushed the whole canvas with a sheer layer of the Pearlizing Medium and now it just glistens. The final color choices were Moss Pearl, Rich Espresso & Champagne Gold. I couldn’t be happier!

I had a hard time photographing my work because it is so shimmery that it catches light like crazy and bounces all sorts of different shades of color back, so the close up shots are most reflective of the work in person!

[you can see the difference in the lighting of the room in the pictures above. The walls in person are a soft charcoal gray, Behr Creek Bend, color matched in Ralph Lauren paint. It looks more true to real life in the picture on the above left. It is definitely NOT blue! Rusty is allowed up ONLY if his leopard print blanket is on the bed and somehow, he always wiggles his way off of it. Stinker! And yes, even the dog blanket was made to match the room. It absoultely should!]

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.