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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

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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

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

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Canvas Art for Proper Palate

On Small Business Saturday, I had gotten a text from a fellow NJ business owner, Chef Marie, owner of Proper Palate. “I’d like you to create a painting for me that I can hang in my office and it will be in the background when I do videos for social media.” Chef Marie began telling

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Murals Helped a Child Sleep in His Room

“Mom, I don’t want to sleep in my room! Can I stay with you, please???” I’m sure you’ve heard this quote before. And, I’m sure you’ve heard the the parent say she (or he) was at wit’s end. What to do? Such was the case with one of my clients. Her son was just not