Howdy to you and to a beautiful month of May. My name is Jean and I am addicted to the colors of Spring! Hello dear friends and followers. May Day is filled with flowers and the promise of summer breezes to come. Everything is blooming, yes even in the desert. May gives us, in the USA, Mother's day, Cinco de Mayo, and Memorial Day. Many other international holidays take place in May as well, such as Orthodox Easter, Flag Day and Holocaust Memorial. I am getting ready to change out the decor and felt a bit patriotic for Memorial Day. So the candlesticks and sofa pillows will be stars and stripes and the outdoor welcoming will be red, white and blue. I wanted a new piece for outside and created my Blog project for today. I started with a piece of wood, however, a Canvas Art Board would be perfect too~ I coated it with chalk paint , using a creamy color with a splash of the blue and black SPLASH INKS to get the desired color.