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Go cart art: adding “flare” to a go cart

  Recently, a friend of mine gave me a call.  His son races go-carts.  My friend wanted to know if I’d paint art on his son’s go-cart to really make it stand out.  I love doing out of the box things and this go cart art request fit the bill.  His son had a vision

What’s on That Paint Can Label?

What’s on that label? Did you ever wonder what was on that paint can label the paint store affixes to the lid of the can?  That information is valuable especially when getting refills of that color in the future. Keep in mind, not all paint stores print their labels exactly in this format.  However, you

Choosing the Right Paint Finish

Paint sheen is the level of shininess or reflectivity in a paint. Choosing the right paint finish, also known as the paint sheen, can be overwhelming; there’s so many different types.  However,  once you understand the limits of each sheen and where you’re going to use that sheen in your home or business, the selection

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A Short and Sweet History of the Mural

Did you ever wonder how murals came to be?  Well, here’s a “Short and Sweet” history of the mural. What is a mural? The word “mural” comes from the Latin word “murus” meaning wall.  Murals are wall and ceiling imagery. Many murals are applied directly to the wall using paint or indirectly by applying a

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Moving a Mural

Haha, I bet the title of this post, “Moving a Mural” made you look twice. Let me tell you the story about how I recreated a nursery mural for a client. Two years ago, I painted a cherry blossom tree branch mural on a nursery room wall.  My client and I had the perfect color

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3-d Ceiling Illusion Bedroom Mural

A few years ago, I was called by a client to help her with her daughter’s bedroom.   She wanted me to create a 3-d ceiling illusion bedroom mural. It would be something that would be elegant but would also be versatile in case to turn the bedroom into a guest room in the future.  My

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Surprise Bedroom Makeover Wall Finish

A couple of years ago, I helped with a surprise bedroom makeover for a college age young woman.  A repeat client of mine sent me a text with a picture.  “Marcine, my daughter found this pin of a wall finish on Pinterest. She loves the color and the look of the wall.  Can you do

Outdoor Murals for Home and Business

As I write this blog entry, the temperature is finally warming up here in NJ.  I’m thinking about how many people will be turning their attention to  outdoor spaces.  Homeowners will think of converting home backyards as extensions of their living spaces or magical outdoor places.  Businesses may have already made a shift to using

A Mantle Transformation

Not too long ago I received a message from a client, “Marcine, I had a mantle built to finish off the fireplace makeover. Can you work your magic on it?”  It is an honor when a client puts his/her trust in me. The client had a beautiful chandelier in her family room.  She wanted the

One of the coolest projects I’ve done so far

I have been doing this art business thing for a while and I often think about what are some of the absolute neatest projects I’ve done during my career. Coming up with just one project fitting the “cool” bill was impossible, but I’ll tell you what has to be the coolest type of projectS: being