For introvert creatives: my tips to put yourself out there!

It’s the evening before I leave for a short trip to my home country Belgium. I will be visiting family and teach a group of new retailers for Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, together with Old Red Barn, the European distributor for Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, Fusion Mineral Paint and Cling On brushes. I have done this many times before, I have been on flights on my own before,  I have been in front of a group before, I’m not even traveling to a ‘foreign’ country, but I’m a bit nervous. I just love my comfort zone … said the girl who wanted to start all over in another country. I also love to explore things out of my comfort zone! I’m very complex you could say haha. Read more


6 inspiring European style milk paint makeovers

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint European collection - Dala Muses
A few years ago, Miss Mustard Seed, Jennylyn Pringle (President of Homestead House Paint Company) and I discussed the possibility of adding a few softer, European-style colours to Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint line. The European retailers gave some input as to which colours they would love to see in the line, I gave her a long list of possibilities, Miss Mustard Seed did her magical thing with our information and suggestions … and the European collection was born! Read more


Meet the Muse: Miss Mustard Seed

Meet the Muse: interview with Miss Mustard Seed - Dala Muses
It’s time for another interview in the ‘Meet the Muse’-series: with Marian Parsons, also known as ‘Miss Mustard Seed’ from her DIY/home blog. Marian’s business started out as a decorative painting and mural business, evolved into an antiques business that tripped into a blog and blossomed into a entire brand. In 2012 she launched her milk paint line, and that’s when I met Marian.
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Upcycling barn finds into shop display

Repurposing items from the barn into shop display pieces - Dala Muses

I’m looking forward to opening my shop. My first workshops for september are planned, applications are coming in so I feel very motivated to move forward. The next step is ‘shop display’. It’s going to take a bit of time because I want my shop display to be all about repurposing and upcycling: giving old items ‘from the barn’ a new life. Read more


Meet the Muse: Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

In today’s post in my ‘Meet the Muse‘- series, I want to tell you a little bit about Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy, also known as SARK. Sark is an author, artist and international expert in personal well-being and transformation. Reading one of her books was a milestone on my recent journey in life. Read more