For The Love of Art + A Little Makeover

I often get asked how I make time for art in my life. Typically, it seems like people only ask so that they can talk about how they used to love to paint, sew, or engage in some other creative endeavor, but that their lives are just too busy now. They tell me their rehearsed stories about how they were once so creative, but then they got married, or had kids, or fell into a career. I hear the excitement in their voices as they describe the artistic medium they once excelled in. However, these conversations typically end with the person determining that their artistic door is closed. Their enthusiasm fades and they decide they need to stop dreaming and get back to work.

I completely get it. Just like everyone else, I feel that my life is very full and it can be difficult to fit creative time in. The truth is, I don’t get to my camera, metals, fabrics, and paints as often as I would like. However, I have learned to balance my creativity by living a more artistic life. Your creative expression doesn’t always have to show up on canvas or through a string of beads. Your creativity can shine through in your everyday life, such as in the way you dress, little notes you write for your family, and the way you decorate your home.

Today, I am excited to invite you to my home, where we are celebrating love. Love of family, love of life, love of art….

For St. Valentine’s Day, we are having a small, cozy celebration….

As the snow continues to fall outside, are hearts stay warm with thoughts of gratitude and love.

Even little Mazzy joined in the fun.

Our celebration includes love notes…

and little presents.

We have red velvet cupcakes,

tiny candies,

and many other sweet treats.

Of course there was romance with cherubs and roses…

And love. So much love.

Mazzy (who’s red collar you can barely see because she is so “big-boned”) gave me the stink eye when I put the cookies away. I guess she’s only feelin’ the love when food is involved. Can’t really blame her.

This celebration was also made for the Love of Art Blog Party that is happening today through the Fly Tribe. You can join all the fun and get inspired by this amazing group of artists through the Fly Tribe Blog Hop.

Aside from the party, I had time to do a little St. Valentine’s Day makeover. Turning this brown tall boy into a pretty lavender lingerie chest. This was a new color for me and I am really happy with the romantic look of the piece.

Adore the little keyhole…

I hope you are having a wonderful St. Valentine’s Day. I am curious, how do you fit your creativity into your everyday? With how busy you are, how do you make time for your love of art?


  1. Love your pictures and how you are going to celebrate Love today! I wish I spent more time each day creating, but I try to a least spend some time each week. It nourishes my soul! Love & Grace, AnaLisa

  2. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. It’s true that we can show our creativity in so many ways. Your home reflects that and shows a beautiful side of you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. I love your photos and the way you celebrate the holiday! Happy Valentines Day!

  4. So much beautiful eye candy! And no calories!! Happy V-Day!

  5. What a great lesson – let your creativity shine in any way possible and at any moment – LOVE that!

  6. Wow! That was a magical post and what a celebration!! Party at your house 😉 I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, Katharina!!

  7. Thank you for sharing your Valentines Day with us and all the yummy goodies, along with Mazzy.

  8. Very special! LOVE the makeover on the chest!

  9. Mmmmmm cupcakes….love your pics and the cupcakes too. <3

  10. Fantastic!!!

  11. I completely agree – opportunities to live a creative and art-filled life are EVERYwhere… Definitely reason to celebrate! Hooray!


  12. Pretty, pretty! Great post. Thanks for sharing.

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