4 Rules Artists Live By

For as long as I can remember I have drawn, painted, designed, stitched...basically, create anything using many different mediums. Being an artist is a special thing. It is a joy to be given the ability and desire to create something beautiful and from the depths of your soul. In the many years of feeding my creativity there are three rules I try to live by...

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Little Wren Watercolor

I know spring must be near because I had the windows open and could heard bird singing this in the backyard. Birds are some of my favorite subjects to paint and draw. I saw a photo of a Purple-Crowned Fairy-Wren and couldn't resist paint it. Also, these Wren's are found in Australia and I don't... Continue Reading →

Valentine Watercolor Project

I have a bit of a love affair with Aspen trees. I love how the dark spots look like eyes. I love how when lovers carve their initials in the bark, it turns black. I wonder if they come back every year to their carved tree or did their love fade away?

Art For Sale

This week, work was very stressful, and frustrating. A bang-your-head-against-a-wall kind week. Although, it wasn't as bad as the guy who accidentally sent out a Nuclear attack warning to all of Hawaii. Sorry, dude. But, there was a bright, shining spot in the week when I sold an original piece of art! {Insert angels singing here.} It was a... Continue Reading →

Let go…

In past years I have had my one little word for the new year come to me by December. Not this year. This year has been a little more labor intensive to find it. I had a handful of words picked out but not one seemed right. Then I saw the Bible verse of Philippians... Continue Reading →

Watercolor Aspens

My favorite time of the year is Fall, followed closely by winter. Yep, I am a winter lover. But by far, fall is the best. The only problem...it doesn't last long enough! Living in Colorado, the annual migration from the city to the high country for Aspen peeping is a tradition in our house. It's... Continue Reading →

Watercolor Christmas Gift Tags

I ask...is it too early to think about Christmas? The last two nights I have let the creative girl inside me win and stay up late and paint. Like, past midnight-late. Really, I am a night owl but I have a day job, and kids, and commitments that prevent me from staying up late and... Continue Reading →

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