1. The art of heirlooms

    July 10, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    In the midst of cleaning my cellar, I found another project to do….. I came across a bag of handkerchiefs …
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  2. Getting Crafty….

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    June 29, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Easily create a personalized gift for someone you love.

  3. The Art of Traditions

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    May 29, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    an old car becomes part of many weddings

  4. The art of meeting again

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    March 30, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    I grew up the daughter of a mechanic, and both of my parents enjoyed cars.  So its not a surprise …
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  5. The Art of being grateful

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    March 23, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    I am a positive person. But the last few years have tested me sorely. My mother passed away, my husband …
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  6. It costs how much?

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    March 13, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    explaining the cost of art

  7. The art of brush strokes

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    March 7, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Brush strokes within a painting create art

  8. Day 30 of 30 in 30- Finis!

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    March 1, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 30-  I finished one day early.   Its not that easy having a painting to post daily, and I …
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  9. Day 29 of 30 in 30- Enchanted Dress Shoppe

    March 1, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 29-  I love beautiful dresses….wearing them, and painting them.  I thought instead of doing a single dress as I …
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  10. Day 27 of 30 in 30- Geranium Trio

    February 27, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 27-  These are three pots of geraniums I came across at a store last year. As you know I …
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  11. Day 26 of 30 in 30- Dream Walk

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    February 26, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 26-  It’s no secret, I am obsessed with Paris.  So much so, I wear a necklace with an Eiffel …
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  12. Day 25 of 30 in 30- Mailbox glory

    February 25, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 25- This mini painting is based on a pic a friend posted on facebook.  I love flowers, and have …
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  13. Day 24 of 30 in 30- Sweet Spot

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    February 24, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 24- This is a gorgeous sweet shoppe in the city of London.  I happened to see a pic of …
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  14. Day 23 of 30 in 30- The Reward

    February 23, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 23- The reward….. I am back on track today.  Yesterday I had to skip, as my evening was spent …
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  15. Day 21 of 30 in 30- Butterfly dress

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    February 21, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 21- Butterfly Dress…. What’s a painting challenge without a dress painting?  Here is one I created with some butterflies …
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  16. Day 20 of 30 in 30- Remembrance

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    February 20, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 20 – I was itching to paint a tractor this challenge, and remembered a pic someone had shared with …
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  17. Day 19 of 30 in 30- Rosecliff

    February 19, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 19 – This is a beautiful arbor at the gorgeous Rosecliff mansion in Newport, RI.  I took this a few …
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  18. Day 18 of 30 in 30- Jar of Lilies of the Valley

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    February 18, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 18 –  This is a pretty jar in my home that inspired a painting.  There is something about lilies …
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  19. Day 17 of 30 in 30- Casitas

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    February 17, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 17 – This is the stunning Casita area at the Coronado Springs Resort. We have stayed there a few times …
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  20. Day 15 of 30 in 30- The view from the Poly

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    February 15, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 15 – This was the view from my room, many years ago when I stayed at the Polynesian. It was …
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  21. Day 14 of 30 in 30- Valentines

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    February 14, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 14 – Valentines, that’s what these two are.  What could be a better choice of art for this challenge …
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  22. Presidential Portraits and Artists Statements

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    February 13, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Its every artists’ dream to create something that is well received, and to earn a living off of doing something …
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  23. Day 13 of 30 in 30- Sunset at Tea House

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    February 13, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 13 – This is a painting inspired when I visited the Marble House this winter. The Marble house is …
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  24. Day 12 of 30 in 30- Viviana’s View

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    February 12, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 12 – This is the view from Viviana’s room.  She is lucky enough to have a view overlooking the …
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  25. Day 11 of 30 in 30- Patriotic Flowers

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    February 11, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 11 – I saw these beautiful flowers last summer and snapped a pic, knowing I would paint them one …
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  26. Day 10 of 30 in 30- Café De Flore

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    February 10, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 10 – Café De Flore-This painting was inspired a while ago, when I saw a painting that my art …
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  27. Day 9 of 30 in 30- Gaynes Homestead

    February 9, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 9 – This painting was  a gift for my cousin in Atlanta.  She has been very good to me …
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  28. Day 8 of 30 in 30- Mates for life

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    February 8, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 8 – This painting was a commission I did that became a Christmas present. She wanted a pair of …
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  29. Day 7 of 30 in 30- Making do!

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    February 7, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 7 – This painting was inspired by a beautiful home in my town. I added a tractor and an …
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  30. Day 5 of 30 in 30- Snow Day

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    February 5, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 5-This is a shed at a local home in my town.  Its a beautiful large country home, and this …
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  31. Day 4 of 30 in 30- In the Spotlight

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    February 4, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 4- In the spotlight…. That’s what it seemed to me when I saw this flag in the sunlight,  at …
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  32. Day 3 of 30 in 30- The Pequoig Hotel

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    February 3, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 3- The Pequoig Hotel was a commission I did for a repeat customer.  This was for her Dad who …
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  33. Day 2 of 30 in 30-Peaceful morning

    February 2, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 2- Peaceful morning….  I saw this cow on my way home from dropping my daughter off at school one …
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  34. Day 1 of 30 in 30

    February 1, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    I decided to kick off the challenge with one I have been working on for a little while….This is a …
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  35. 30 in 30 Painting Challenge, rules

    February 1, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    First off I need to explain that there are no rules!!!  This is just a challenge to get artists to …
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  36. Mini Challenge- Day 5

    January 22, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Today is day 5, and I decided to paint a Café in France that I think is stunning.  I am …
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  37. Mini Challenge- Day 4

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    January 21, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Today was day 4 and I decided to continue with my patriotic theme, and pick a photo from summer.  I …
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  38. Mini Painting Challenge-Day 3

    January 20, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    I am doing a quick 5 day painting challenge of creating a painting in 20 minutes.  Here is day 3.  …
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  39. Mini Painting Challenge

    January 18, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    I am doing a quick 5 day painting challenge of creating a painting in 20 minutes. Yikes! I was closer …
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  40. An urban legend within our family

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    January 15, 2018 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Not everyone has an urban legend in their family.  But my family does.  The first time I heard about it …
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  41. Embracing change

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    December 26, 2017 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    The holidays remind me of my Mom, and that time stands still for no one.

  42. Heirlooms and long gone relatives

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    December 5, 2017 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    an heirloom reminds me of family long gone

  43. Sometimes its all about the home

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    December 3, 2017 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Its not always about the money, but about the home.

  44. Making new Traditions at a Sanno Spa

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    November 25, 2017 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Grieving and healing

  45. Grateful

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    November 19, 2017 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Grateful for those that trust me with their visions…..

  46. The end of the year of firsts

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    November 9, 2017 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Soon my year of firsts will be ending.   I find that I have learned a lot in this past …
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  47. Honoring my grandmothers

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    October 24, 2017 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    organizing a new hutch brings back memories of loved ones

  48. Accidentally staying at one of the most haunted hotels in USA

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    October 4, 2017 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    accidentally staying at a haunted hotel

  49. Day 30- Prince Philip Calling

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    September 30, 2017 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 30 of the painting challenge…

  50. Day 29- Parisian Beauty 2

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    September 29, 2017 by Art and Musings by Marnie

    Day 29 of the 30 in 30. ​   This is one I did a while back but recently did …
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