Like a fine wine…

We all hope to get better in time, right?   Well, I still consider myself a work in progress. In fact, sometimes you’ll see me hasthag WIP on Instagram when I’m feeling some kind of way {but shhh, that’s just between you and me} Lately, the gloomy New England weather, in addition to everything on…

Workshops

Serious about getting crafty?     Yeah, me too. It was such a delight to teach craft lovers how to make paper flowers while I worked at Paper Source. I haven’t worked there in over 8 months and I genuinly miss it. Retail is tough everywhere but I atleast had comfort in being able to…

Retro Inspired Red, White, and Blue

Patience is a virtue The flowers you see here once graced my living room just waiting until the big day, the big reveal. The day of delivery, they were gone and it felt like I was missing a piece of my year. This is usually the point in time I start second guessing myself and…

Verdure

  DON’T MIND ME   This next post is full of old pictures of Boston and New Orleans. Cities I find eternally inspirational. Both full of history and, what I consider a huge factor for happiness, a balance between concrete and greenery.        I absolutely adore having greenery all around, however I don’t…

Bluebells and Pastels

If you couldn’t already tell …I have a thing for flowers. Spring is here and my favorite season could not be more welcomed!     I’m on month three of disability and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Spending my days at home has given me the opportunity to be a…

Palette: Celebrating Purple

On this final day of February I wanted to share all the pretty purple things that make me happy. Purple was once considered a precious commodity in textiles. The earliest purple dyes date back to about 1900 B.C. It took some 12,000 shellfish to extract 1.5 grams of the pure dye. Being the rarity in nature,…

Adieu: The (paper)craft of letting go

Hey friends! Today I wanted to share a bouquet that I was so in love with this Valentine’s Day. This is a little conundrum that I have to deal with every now and then. My husband and I get so attached to some of these flowers that sometimes it’s hard to say good-bye. So here’s…

Coffee filter Stargazer Lilies

Hey friends! February is here and love is in the air! Today I will teach you a step by step guide to making adorable Stargazer lilies using coffee filters. To bring you a little valentine’s day inspiration to your crafternoon. **Warning: YOU WILL GET MESSY 🙂 Here’s what you’ll need -wire (I’m using 20 gauge)…

Brackish Brides: Bridal Bouquets

 As we approach the five year anniversary (what!?) of Brackish Water Arts, I wanted to showcase all the bouquets I’ve had the pleasure of making. Working on bridal bouquets has been such an honor for me. It’s a HUGE responsibility and I am so thankful these lovely brides trusted me with one of the most crucial wedding accessories a bride can have. I…

Minimal Apartment Winter Decor

Winter brings on big bulky coats and rough commutes home, and snow days when you’re stuck inside for 24+ hours. After years of having all of my precious treasures out on display I am finally enjoying the benefits of minimal decor. It’s tough to pick and choose what to keep out when you think you…

BWA collaborates with Katlyn Reilly Photography & Dora Rivas

  On a beautiful fall evening I had the pleasure of working with not just one but two amazing photographers. I am so lucky to be able to call them friends I respect and admire.  Special thanks to my co-worker and friend Heather for doing such a fantastic job modeling.   First up, Here are…