Caught by Surprise… 200 Posts!

Wow! Anniversaries, they come and they go. I missed my one-year blogging celebration. Um, that was back in July! And now I’m realizing that Monday was my 200th post since this journey began. Can I just say, I was caught by surprise?

In the beginning I posted one article a week, but that all changed in February. Now you will find something new from me each week day. That’s not to say there hasn’t been the odd day missed here and there, but I do try to bring something fresh to you each morning. So since February it feels like my blog has gone from zero to sixty… and that’s why 200 posts caught me by surprise! Who was counting?

So I thought I would share my top 10 posts since the beginning. If you’ve already read them, thank you for reading! If not, when you have a moment, please enjoy the read 🙂

Tread Confidently

 Steve Hanks: Works of Art for the Soul

Patterned Floors: Painted & Stencilled to Perfection

Antiqued Mirrors: A Now WOW

Baribocraft Canada: Vintage Woodenware

Painting the Floor White

DIY with Vintage Glass Door Knobs

KRAVET: Did You Know?

White Wine Décor!

Cedric Sofa Meets Vintage Cousins

I’m often surprised at which articles grab hold, and which ones don’t. But I’m always flattered that people read them at all. I have so many posts that I loved writing, and often it’s because of the images. I don’t use all the images I find, or that I photograph myself, but some days I wish I could. There is just such a vibrant, creative world out there!

And so what keeps me up late at night?

Well that would be writing my articles so there’s something to greet you the next day. Time flies by. I love writing my blog! And I get so annoyed when my shoulders feel like granite, my back is as stiff as marble, and my eyes see like the reflection in an antiqued mirror… you know what I mean!

I love what I do and wouldn’t change it for anything. And so I want to thank you for visiting, and ultimately inspiring me to keep going. Without you my blog would just be words sent out into cyberspace. But with you my blog has a heart and a soul.

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Thank you for reading!

xo Sheila

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Steve Hanks: Works of Art for the Soul

Steve Hanks is one of the top water colour artists in the world today. Emotional realism is how he describes his style, and if you look into his work you will see that the patterns of life are captured in every piece with raw, real emotion. They are incredible pieces, tastefully done… women are often his main subject, many renderings are nudes, but you’ll also find many pieces capturing the wonder in children, the beauty of the ocean, the stages of life, and more… Backlighting is a signature element of his style, with a beautiful play on light in each and every piece.

And so why Steve Hanks for this post? Well, he happens to be one of my favorite artists, and since it’s raining A-GAIN I decided to share some of his watercolour pieces with you that are set in… you guessed it… the RAIN!


‘Shelter for the Heart’

‘Waiting in the Rain’

‘Summer Rain’

‘Catching the Rain’

‘Waiting for the Train’


‘Leaving in the Rain’

‘The Road Less Travelled’

And then at last…

‘Sunshine After the Rain’

And like this last piece promises, we know this rain too shall pass leaving behind a fresh new day for the sun to shine upon.

Who is your favorite artist?

For photo source and to see more of Steve Hanks’ work, click here. I bet there will be a piece that speaks to you too…

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