New Year Announcements!!

NewYear2014Happy New Year everyone!!  I hope you all had wonderful holidays (can’t believe they’re over) and that 2014 brings you all that you want and more.  I (the self-proclaimed procrastination queen) must get in gear because if this year flies as fast as last year, I don’t have much time.  

2013 was a fun year for me.  I love Art & Soul.  I love being surrounded by art every day from so many talented local folks – their creativity never ceases to amaze me.  I also love our customers and have become fast friends with many of you who weren’t already my friends.  I love all the wonderful folks that are part of Art & Soul like family.  I’m hoping 2014 is as fun as 2013 and am looking forward to what adventures lie ahead.

As much as I love being at Art & Soul, my husband and home are paying the price.  I have decided in 2014 to reduce the shop hours.  No matter how much help I have, if we’re open, I feel the need to be there.  🙂 So, we will be closed on Sundays and Mondays going forward. We will occasionally have classes and events outside our regular hours, but our normal business hours are:

  • Tuesday – Thursday   10am-6pm
  • Friday   10am-4pm
  • Saturday   9am-1pm

That was my first announcement.  The next is  more fun!  This year we will feature a Chalk Paint® COLOR OF THE MONTH.  During that month, I’ll be posting beautiful projects done with that color, mixes that work well, special pricing, and other helpful info.  So, without further ado –


Greek Blue is available in the month of January for the lowest price available in the US at $34.95/quart.


Annie Sloan describes this as a warm blue without any green in it. It is a color found throughout the Mediterranean, often faded and distressed on shutters and woodwork. It has a chalky look about it yet it is a strong positive color.

French Bedside Table
A French bedside table painted in Greek Blue with a little dark wax in places rubbed ibn to reveal the texture, with Versailles inside the drawer.

ADD OLD WHITE – to make ‘Nantucket’
Add 2 parts of Old White to 1 part of Greek Blue to get a good Cape Cod color.  Annie calls it NANTUCKET.

Cornish Blue
ADD MORE OLD WHITE – to make ‘Cornish Blue’
Mixing 1 part of Greek Blue with 8 parts of Old White makes a seaside blue like the blue you see on traditional CORNISH BLUE striped mugs and old fashioned lighthouses.