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Yearly Archives: 2013


Merry Cristmas to My Friends and Family

Make merry, fill your day with love, listen to the sounds of laughter, embrace the warm hugs and above all give from the heart! Warmly, Cheri

By | December 25th, 2013|Cottage Holidays, Kettle Cove, My Illustrations|0 Comments

Christmas Tidings

It's upon us, the hustle and bustle! Do you feel it yet? All the craziness! The rushing of mailing out the Christmas cards! Every year I say the same thing, "I am going to start my cards in November!" but it just never happens. I bet that happens to a lot of people. Oh! And [...]

A Christmas Poem For My Fed Ex Man

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that all my Christmas cards will get there, The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While mom made hanging oranges and gingerbread, And I in my kerchief just settled down to wrap, When outside I heard such a clatter and a little [...]

By | December 17th, 2013|Cottage Holidays, My Illustrations|1 Comment

Christmas Tree Farm

Visiting A Christmas Tree Farm   It's hurry, hurry time to get the Christmas tree...before the snow comes! We have a beautiful Christmas Tree Farm right here in our own town! "The Old Farm Christmas Place" we have been going there the last few years. It's so nice to see the familiar smiling faces filled [...]

By | December 9th, 2013|Cottage Holidays, Kettle Cove, My Illustrations|0 Comments

Tis The Season

The Season Begins   I love the hustle and bustle, making cookies, drying oranges for the tree, making rosemary wreathes...I could go on and on! I love it all!!! Did you ever notice when you unpack your christmas decorations the funny sounds you make as if is the first time you have ever opened the [...]

By | December 3rd, 2013|Cottage Holidays, Kettle Cove, My Illustrations|1 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing Friends and Family A Happy Thanksgiving   "Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into Blessings." ~ William Arthur Ward ~ Have a safe and wonderful day Warmly, Cheri  

By | November 28th, 2013|Kettle Cove|0 Comments

Watercolor Painting Process Update

Watercolor Paints alizarin Crimson...Transparent Yellow...Quinacridone Gold...Olive green... Smalt Blue I love this color, it was put out by Windsor Newton as a special edition only for a short time! I purchased 4 tubes, that should last me a life time! Burnt Sienna...Transparent Brown...Transparent Orange I have tried many painting mediums but I always come back [...]

By | November 4th, 2013|My Illustrations, My Painting Process|0 Comments

Happy Halloween

Wishing Everyone A Safe And Fun Filled Day! Happy Howl-O-ween! Warmly, Cheri

By | October 31st, 2013|Kettle Cove|0 Comments

Nostalgic DIY Halloween Gourds

DIY Material List Mature dried Gourd Dust Mask & Safety Glasses A Basin To Wash Your Gourds In Dish Detergent & Bleach Scrubbing Pad Wire brush Metal spoon Paring knife Fine grade sand paper Small hand-held dermal drill (I purchased mine at AC Moores) Primer (optional) Paint of your choosing Block of Styrofoam Toothpicks Matte [...]

By | October 23rd, 2013|Cottage Holidays, Handmade DIY, Kettle Cove, My Cottage By The Sea|3 Comments

Halloween Gourd Ornaments

Hand Painted Halloween Ornaments Please Go To The DIY! Measures Approximately 1 3/8" Wide x 1" Long This Project Was A True Labor Of Love Tomorrow I will put up a DIY so you can make your own! And if you do I would love for you to share them with me! Warmly, Cheri ttp://