Something Exciting is HERE: Artist Palette Paintings

Something Exciting is HERE: Artist Palette Paintings

Now that I am down to 11 paintings left in my 100 paintings for the year, I was itching to do something different. I began experimenting and playing. A project I am working on is building a wall of artist palette paintings in my studio and it occurred to me to paint...

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How to Dry Oranges: My Recipe

How to Dry Oranges: My Recipe

So this is not a recipe blog, but so many of you asked when I shared on Instagram I thought I would share how to dry oranges. I do it slightly different than some I see on the internet, and since you asked, here you go! Prep Work Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees. I...

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The Weekly Word: To Become We Must Do

The Weekly Word: To Become We Must Do

I said this on the podcast a couple of weeks ago: To become we must do. I was talking about creative learning, taking risks, starting over. But of course, it's more than that. We all have different seasons of "doing" in our becoming. Currently, this boy is becoming by...

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Latest Collection Release on November 4th | Preview

Latest Collection Release on November 4th | Preview

Hello my lovely friends. When I began this journey of painting 100 paintings in a year, I really had no idea how much it would stretch me and how much I would learn. I've learned so much about my own style, and what comes out of my hands naturally. I feel more and...

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Michael’s Patchwork Painting (Time Lapse)

Michael’s Patchwork Painting (Time Lapse)

So you know I love my friend, Michael. He's so talented lovely to follow and began as an acquaintance years ago (through blogging), became a client, and now we want to vacation with him every year. He's just the best, and has been so supportive of my art journey. When...

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The Weekly Word: A Life I Cannot Bear

The Weekly Word: A Life I Cannot Bear

A Life I Cannot Bear It's this: one where I no longer see magic. One where I forget where I've come from. Where I don't notice everything around me. I've said before that leaving our home in Troy welled a bit of panic inside me. I remembered all the times sitting on...

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Simple Fall & Halloween Decorating

Simple Fall & Halloween Decorating

It's no secret that I love simple fall and halloween decorating. When it comes to seasonal decor, I just can't make myself spend days and days on it. The idea of adding a few simple touches to compliment our home as it is works for me. Taking it down quickly is also a...

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Weekly Word Roundup

Weekly Word Roundup

A few months ago, I began releasing two extra newsletters each week: The Weekly Word & The Weekly Collection. I wanted a beautiful, easy way to send you one encouraging thought per week and to share some of my most used possessions and favorites I'm loving,...

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Words & Art: What We Cover in the Course

Words & Art: What We Cover in the Course

I sent a newsletter last week telling you why and how I created an art class for you...all about Words & Art. We talked about why I wanted to create it: to create an art course that is for beginners or anyone wanting to paint freely from imagination. That often,...

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Lessons (our) Covid Taught Me

Lessons (our) Covid Taught Me

The month of August for us was filled with Covid in the house (and the end of July). It was one of those times where life just stopped and we lost track of time and all that existed was tracking meds/times, delivering food and snacks and ice packs, checking oxygen and...

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Creative Play in The Sketchbook

Creative Play in The Sketchbook

Any other Enneagram 3's out there?? I am technically tied as a 2 and 3 (Helper and Achiever), and I've taken that sucker over and over again. The results seem to follow my patterns pretty closely, so I really can't argue. I like to say that I'm a reformed achiever,...

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The Middle: The Words We Speak

The Middle: The Words We Speak

Hi!  If you’d like to start and read The Middle in sequential order, start here! This book is written wildly, chapters out of order in the sequence they occurred in my life.  They are written wildly for a reason.  The middle of our lives is a lot of things, but it is...

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Studio Scenes & Real Life

Studio Scenes & Real Life

It's early morning, and with a scalding cup of coffee, I step into my studio. I should've cleaned up the palette last night. My first thought is fleeting; almost instantaneously I smile at the scattered tools, and my hands itch to get over there in that mess. I should...

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