I’m Darleen ( nickname Dar or Dara) and welcome to my lifestyle blog called pigmentnpaper.com. – a bit of paint and color and ramblings put to paper.
I am a mother of two grown sons and have three beautiful granddaughters. A bit of a restless soul, I love to move furniture around each change of season and am known for a bit of an eclectic home style that suits me. I love to help others develop their decor sense. I must have “redone” my house and my little flower gardens a dozen times!
Most blogs I follow are written by much younger women than myself. I would like to offer everyone, especially women of the baby boomer generation, a place to share lifestyle, decor, and gardening moments.
They say that if you wait long enough, everything returns in style. I am now a Granny and recently discovered in home magazines that my favorite decor and furnishings are back in style. Now called Granny chic- how fun is that??
Currently, I am in the continuing process of trying to take a modern midwest condo and convert it into a more east coast euro country cottage. I grew up in upstate New York in an east coast decor, reflected in the love of older homes; a traditionalist vibe with a bit of elegance.
Traveling in Europe, I recognized a similarity and fused the Euro Countryside decor I grew to love with my taste. I don’t think my style has a name- it is my bit of the world that I find comfortable, relaxed, and makes me happy. I love that people are comfortable in my home.
Antiquing, a favorite pastime, lets me get out and enjoy the hunt and offer my findings to you on eBay, local pickup, or my Etsy store. I still dabble in the arts and crafts works and show my wares in my Etsy shop along with John’s wood boxes, trinkets, and some furniture that remain for sale.
Occasionally, I paint small pieces of furniture, and I enjoy the pebble art I did in Ireland. Lately, I’ve gotten involved in mixed media art and painting. I want to grow in that creative endeavor.
Mastering or even figuring out how to use my new Nikon digital camera is a dream I keep wishing for.
I hope you guys will follow along with me as I share my stories of life, travel, and just being, and I hope you will feel welcome to share your world and advice.
So please sign up for my blog and feel free to share your thoughts and send ideas for topics in the comment sections as I start on this new adventure.
Take good care, guys,