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Posted on 25 October, 2016 at 10:35 Comments comments (8703)
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How it all began, well, sorta.

Posted on 5 May, 2013 at 11:33 Comments comments (26)
Sunday, May 5th, did myBible study this morning, I lead aSunday School Class of the 70 year old ladies at Tabor City Baptist every 3rd Sunday and I am finding that while I knew I was no Sunday School teacher that it forces me to be somewhat prepared. I am surely a work in progress there.
I have decided to share my painting history and perhaps along the way, this story will find it's way.
Just seven years ago I decided to enroll in a beginner oil painting class under the direction of long time friend and mentor, Ruth Cox, well with her calm quiet demeanor and her spirit, I was able to grasp some very important lessons,
Our first actual painting home work, resulted in the ugliest pink swan thing you have ever seen. She said paint like you are a millionaire! So I am sure I used a whole tube of pink paint, that swan took years to dry.
I am going to try to remember the sequence of my painting history and share where I was at the time.
humm, with over 350 paintings, this could take a while, but again, remember this has been a long seven years, hehe, not really. .
Copper Kettle, was an 'in class' project. We had to set up a box with all  the primary colors on all sides, place a reflective item in the box, light the item and
then paint " what you see, not what you THINK you see"

I throughly enjoyed this project. There were many exercises prior to this that did not include the use of paints until now. Using charcoals to force yourself to see the shades and cut outs of mosaics to make you see where color begins and ends. So then I just start playing with paint and trying to find what works.
I tend to like instant gradification and so when I begin a painting, I am 'all in'. 

This painting came in during our classroom stuff, finding the shapes of the shadows and more graphic seperations.
At the time,
Ruths class was a great escape for me. I was seeing someone new after being a single Mom for 8 years and I enjoyed my time finally doing something for me.

As an Interior Designer, I have seen a great deal of paintings and I began to look more closely and realize all the many styles and directions and how none is right or wrong, it just feels good to create!

The Crest toothpaste was probably the first piece someone actully gave me money for.:) That was fun. It had lots of texture and felt the toothpaste.

Window Treatments

Posted on 2 March, 2013 at 5:06 Comments comments (38)
When I do go live and someone, anyone reads this, I will then actually be a blogger, until someone reads it though, it is ust dust in the wind sort of.
Working with some awesome clients on an incredible house and how blessed are we to get to do this kind of work??

5 am

Posted on 20 February, 2013 at 5:39 Comments comments (35)
so, day three in the blog world and no followers. No worries, just practicing this whole thing anyway. Well it is 5 am and I am crowding Lola, the grand dog.

Feb 18

Posted on 18 February, 2013 at 13:20 Comments comments (39)
So, since I have no followers yet, I guess I can say about anything and no one will know..but I think I will start today with a list of current clients and show you what I have been up to lately.
A home in the Grande Dunes is my current project. I am working on window treatments, rugs, furnishings, etc. What a great client and a great project.
We are doing an upholstered headboard and matching drapes. Should be fabulous.
Keep checking back, I will have update photos...
Keep in mind, if you need a piece of furniture...I am your girl!!

Posted on 16 February, 2013 at 15:30 Comments comments (261)
Well, going online....and a blog is obviously the best idea since gossip so here I go with my very first post. My goal is find fabulous clients who want either art or interiors by Anitta.
I will be sharing news, fun stories about everything from friends, who will want to stop by often to see if I am writing about you to stories about clients and art and festivals and food and just plain ole chatting.
I am working on some great projects and I will be sharing all my news...again, the goal is to pick up clients that I enjoy working with. Life is too short to have to work with those that make life too difficult.
Check out the floor in this dining room. Fabulous makeover on what was a back porch. Completely transformed with new ceilings with handpainted cherubs, down to the optical illusion porcelain flooring. All items available through