Keeping room, hearth room, great room – bottom line: I like a fireplace near the kitchen! 

One of my favorite floorplan discoveries has been learning about keeping rooms. Or hearth rooms. Or great rooms. I had no idea the mighty great room, which has taken over the U.S., was originally the same concept of the keeping room. As some brief internet research informed me, the keeping

Studio Update: Style is shifting a bit

I’m going to keep this post brief since I’m aiming to squeeze studio time into a day that included working at the vet clinic, grocery shopping and the library. Those were accomplished before 2pm, so I’m feeling great about my efficiency today! Let’s keep it up! Since re-opening my art

A Houzz Collection: Paths that will hopefully entice Spring to arrive!

I forced myself to be outside this winter just like the postal service – during rain, snow, sleet or shine. I believed it helped fight the winter blues last year and vowed to do it again this year. There were days when it was 13 degrees yet the sun was

Orange and Purple Abstract Art Painting by Cortney North

Printer update (hint: old printer didn’t make it) and the Enneagram (hint: this is taking over the world)

This week I am excited to announce I am the owner of a working printer. It is a new printer since my former printer decided it was ‘Time’ and went to the big printer graveyard in the sky. Or the electronics recycling warehouse graveyard. Whichever. May you RIP, Well-used Electronic.

Screenshots of what I’m loving right now!

Well, I’m not even sure how to start this post because there is so much spinning around in my head. Yesterday I wanted to have the painting shown below ready to sell in print form on Etsy. I really, really like this painting. It is a slight variation on my