Stenciling / Acrylic Painting on a Large Canvas


It’s been more than a year I picked up those brushes. I felt little nervous about how and what to paint on a big canvas. It needed to paint on two 20x24in canvas. I visualized, pondered, watched and sketched. Still, I couldn’t decide. Continue reading


Lazy Susan for Round Dining Table # DIY

For my traditional rectangle dining table,  I had a small 12in marble lazy susan. It worked fine for our needs. But recently we replaced it with round dining table. For this table, we wanted at least 24in lazy susan. This size lazy susan costs at least more than $100. So we did it ourselves and it turned out very good.


Now there is no more asking for  “please pass me that” or a huge mess keeping things on the table. Continue reading

Feel Good Friday # Be Alive

All my annuals are giving color to the garden and blooming beautifully. It’s been hot lately and plants do need some rain. According to forecast, it’s going to be a washout this weekend. In the meantime, it seems like my pooch is having a good time during the evening hours.


Life is long and beautiful. It’s like my perennials. Sometimes they bloom and sometimes they don’t. But they are always alive.

– From Royal Pains TV drama

Recently I’ve been watching Royal Pains on Netflix. It’s about the concierge medicine practice in the Hamptons with a lot of medical mysteries. It aired on USA networks from 2009-2016. We are enjoying watching this comedy/medicine drama. Now, this has become our new summer ritual. We are halfway through it and need to finish watching all 104 episodes before summer ends.