Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Hello Everyone!
Such exciting news to share with you! You know when you follow a blog or read a book or see someone on TV, someone that really inspires you? Well Jennifer Lanne has been one of those people for me for a long time.  I have loved her blog ART ON THE FARM and her art for years. Her style of painting is the style that I totally love. And Guess what? I of course, follow her blog but actually got to meet her in Brimfield. My girlfriends were supposed to prevent me from making a fool out of myself but you know me, I did anyways. 
Jennifer  had 3 fabulous Painting classes that Nicole, Liz and I went to!!!!!!!!Oh my God!!!!! Let me tell you that she is not only talented and gorgeous she is the sweetest person you will ever meet. Her hubby was there too and they make the cutest couple. He was just as gracious.
 This is the third painting that I painted this past Saturday. She is the best teacher and tells you anything that you need to know. This is my first landscape:) Seriously everyone who attends her classes goes home with an awesome painting done by their own hands.

I have been working on this painting for the shop. It's a biggie. But it's so fun and cheerful and after this winter I need fun and cheerful how about you?

Since I am still fluffing the barn I thought I'd show you what I'm up to. Have I ever showed you this awesome blue screen door. I picked it up in PA. The other side is my favorite but we couldn't attach it because of the stairs. I put some ruffled burlap on the bottom and hung a great tin that I bought from Brimfield.
I was bored with my mantle in the library so I changed it up a bit. Not really sure I'm loving it yet but I'll keep working on it until I do. I made the tin shelf and added lots of silver plated things to the mix.
I think it looks to busy and that is not the look I was going for so I will be switching this up once again. Seriously, will I ever be done decorating....................NO!

This is the first painting that I did in Jennifer's class. I love it! Thank you so much Jennifer for sharing your talent with us.  Oh! One more thing, her home, gorgeous!!!!! is going to be in a book. Check out her blog ART ON THE FARM for more info. I already pre-ordered mine from Amazon:)
Love this wire rack!!! Not sure if I showed it to you or not. It holds linens and iron stone. The wood on the side of it will become paintings or signs.
                     More fluffin' in the library! This was one of the first chairs that I recovered.
I'm not sure if I showed you this piece either, I should really go back and reread my blog before I post again. lol Anyway  It's not that old but I painted it for Don so he could put his secret recipe chili spices and his home brew equipment in it. He is a home brewer and I heard it's pretty good. I don't drink so I'll just have to take his word on that. Anyway it is the perfect piece for that place and sometimes it just feels good painting something for our home because I am always painting for the shop.

Yeaaaaa, my African Violets are starting to bloom. I collect old Hull and McCoy to put my plants in.
I do joke about our new table cloth being a drop cloth but it is actually true. I have been painting so much lately. And Finn must have been a painter in his last life because he can watch me for hours:)

Hope you are all having a great week. It's back to the shop tomorrow.

'Till next time................................................
Debra XXX


  1. Love your art pieces Debra,
    Your bright medium you work with is fun and charms.
    Your pieces encourage me to get back to making time to paint art more often.
    I could so see a whole gallery wall in your home filled with your art :)

    Love your style i could have so much fun snooping around your home for inspiration, it's sooo filled with rustic grace.


  2. Thank you Debra for taking the time to visit my site home :)
    Your comment joys my heart with kind words.
    Look forward to seeing more of your creative art.


  3. Debra,
    Your landscape painting is simple gorgeous. It has the...utter excitement, richness, and depth of a Lanne painting. I would LOVE to take one of her classes. I've seen the photos of the entire classes holding their paintings and it's amazing to me to walk away from one session with a beautiful painting like that.