Tagged: art

I have a painting studio again!!

For those of you that have know me for years and years, can you imagine coming into my home and not seeing a painting studio somewhere? Ever since I had my first apartment out...

pool noodle art

Pool Noodles

I’m a big fan of pool noodles. They allow lots of lounging in water without exerting yourself. I however have not before seen pool noodle art! “Hundreds of pool noodles invaded an abandoned alley...

Little Miss Bossy

Top 5 reasons bossy women make awesome friends

Over the past year, thanks largely to Sheryl Sandberg, Tiny Fey, Sophia Amoruso and Amy Poehler the term bossy has become a hot topic. Mainly for being called out for being a derogatory and sexist...

sharpies in the manic trout studio

Material inspiration

I was staring adoringly into the cup of sharpies on my desk yesterday when I started thinking about how much the materials used to make art inspire so much creativity themselves. I can’t even begin to count...

Jewelry Deconstructed: Learn To Fly Necklace from Manic Trout

Jewelry Deconstructed

One day I was playing around with the materials for a bracelet and realized how pretty everything looked when I laid it out in the style of Things Organized Neatly. I pulled out a...

carrie bradshaw apartment floor plan

A love affair with floor plans

When I was about 10, my childhood bff and I used to draw floor plans as a hobby and paint them with water colors. I had an entire binder of these plans and they...

Greetings from Austin Mural

Playing tourist in your own city

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine was preparing to  move away and it was decided that to celebrate her leaving, we wanted to snap a few shots in front of the most...