BIG SPRING SALE

March is my birthday month and I appreciate my followers so much I wanted to celebrate by doing a BIG spring SALE. The sale starts March 1st and finishes March 31st.

Hand Lettering Day 1

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I’m going to start posting hand lettering, inspired by the amazing Lisa Congdon and her 365 Days of hand lettering  project I won’t be doing it everyday, because I don’t have time, but I will be doing 2-3 times a week. My lettering will be inspirational quotes, mostly scripture. Hope you enjoy. I will also be adding these to my print shop soon.

Being An Artist

One of the most interesting things about being an artist is that you can create anything you want to. I started with licensing my art on children’s products now I’m selling original art in my online shop and licensing it with great companies. It’s such an exciting and rewarding career. I literally never stop thinking about what I want to create and there is not enough hours in the day. There are so many options for being an artist these days for people starting out. From Interior Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, Web Design, Painting, Licensing, Fashion Design, Illustrator, the list goes on. When I decided to become a full time artist I never knew where it would take me or even how I was going to do it. I just knew that is was what I was suppose to do. Everyone’s journey is different and unique, there is no exact way to go about it, just follow your heart and it will flow from there. It’s never too late to start, I finished my art degree in my late 20’s and didn’t really start my career until my 30’s.

The above painting is a recent one, sold in my shop. Click on the image to view more details.

Saddleback Church Art Exhibition

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Excited to share with you my first art exhibition. This has been on my to do list of for a long time and it’s finally happening! I’ve been preparing for this for the last couple of years. I have been going to Saddleback Church for 16 years, they recently opened an art gallery in the main worship center. It’s so beautiful, I feel so very blessed and thankful to have such an awesome church that embraces Art.

You can find the show information here. It is presented by Ex Creatis Arts Initiative. I will be exhibiting a series of abstract paintings that I hope will bring joy to your senses and speak deep into your soul through the language of color.

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Ex Creatis is a community-focused arts initiative within Saddleback Church. This is a center for artists to come together and serve, using our individual creative talents to speak as a collective group and spark imagination, connection, and illumination. The regular happenings in Ex Creatis include Thursday night Studio Collective, art exhibitions and installations, and community engagement through art.

I will post pictures of the show in March.

 

The English Room

 

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A great big THANK YOU to Holly Hollingsworth Phillips at The English Room for the lovely post about my work. So excited to be featured on her amazing blog. You can read the feature HERE.

Holly Hollingsworth Phillips is a residential interior designer and co-owner of The English Room, which is based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Holly’s style is elegant, eclectic and colorful. She has completed homes all over the east coast that have ranged from the super modern to very traditional while keeping it true to her style. She loves overseeing the design process from beginning to end. The best part is when your clients really trust you and set you free to do what you do best. Her love of color, pattern and layering of old and new can be seen in all her work. According to Holly, “Color makes people happy!” She loves the mixing the tradition of the past with the modern style of the future.

Reflecting 2014

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End of a the year is a great time to reflect and look back at what we’ve accomplished, but also look forward to what dreams and plans are ahead. 2014 was a year of growth and growing pains. I’m thankful for what I’ve learned and accomplished but now I’m looking to what lies ahead and the plans I have to 2015. I’m excited to plan my goals for the next year. I love this verse, it will be at the top of my ‘to do’ list for 2015 “God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” Ephesians 3:20 (MSG)

Share a dream or plan you have for 2015? One of mine is to have my first art exhibition, that will be in March. Very excited about that, I will share more later.

Happy New Year blog friends, I wish you much joy and happiness for 2015, I hope all your wildest dreams come true!!

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Flying Faith

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Hi Everyone!! It’s been a while!! So happy to be posting again.

So I’ve been very busy building my new website and shop with a whole new look. I’ve been thinking and praying for a long time on where I want to be with my business. So I took a huge step of faith and decided to launch my own online shop selling what I love. In the past, you’ve mostly seen my children’s art but I have been painting abstracts for years, so I decided to offer them. ‘Flying Faith’ is first painting I did for the shop, and there’s a little story behind it…

I’ve been licensing my artwork for 5+ years but wanted to start sharing my abstracts because I truly love to paint. The painting was the first one for my shop so I called it ‘Step of Faith’. I paint in my garage because it has great light, I painted the first couple of layers and then let them dry, I returned to the garage and there was a hummingbird hovering right in front of the painting. I thought it was symbolic confirmation, so I changed the name to ‘Flying Faith’. This piece is a reflection of what happens when we step out in faith and the things we imagined comes into fruition. Just wanted to share that with you.

My shop will be launching very soon, like next week I hope. Just have to finalize everything. Have a happy Friday!!

Under Construction

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My website and blog are being re-done. I can’t wait to share it with you. Should be ready in just a few weeks!