I’m Darleen ( Dara) and welcome to my lifestyle blog called pigmentnpaper.com. – a bit of paint and color set on paper and blog.
Originally I started out blogging to help promote my life partner John and his woodworking and furniture-making business. John was from Ireland and we made a life traveling back and forth from Ireland to Ohio every few months, but sadly I lost John suddenly.
Now I am focused on my Ohio home. I grew up in upstate New York and 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 personal taste.
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!
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 really 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 offer my wares in my Etsy shop along with John’s wood boxes, trinkets, and a bit of 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 would like to grow in that creative endeavor.
Mastering or even figuring out how to use my new Nikon digital camera is also a bit of a dream.
I hope you guys will follow along with me as I share my stories of life, travel, and just being, and hope you will feel welcome to share your world and advice too.
So please sign up for my blog and feel free to share with me your thoughts and send ideas for topics in the comment sections as I start on this new adventure.
Take good care guys,