Art & Life Lessons Inspired by my First Trip to Paris

Art Inspired by Paris

  There is so much to see, taste, smell, hear…traveling to Paris is a feast for the senses! When my heart over spilled onto the canvas, the art turned out bright and a little crazier than what I normally thought. The movement and robust color bursts came out of a heart that was inspired by the energy, stimulation and excitement all of my senses experienced traveling through this romantic city. First off, the iPhone turned out to be very capable of taking great pictures to take home with me. Because I was packing light, I opted to leave my large … Read More

Hooray! The New Website is Here. New Things for You to Know!

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It’s always fun to get a remodel, right? Inspiring. Cohesive. Easy to navigate. Elegant and encouraging. These were some of the words in my mind as the new website came together. So much of life is a blend of the practical + beautiful, at least in my mind. While I’ve been thankful to hodgepodge my way through building a website for the past few years, it came time this year for a pro to rebuild and redesign the site that worked well. Alli Worthington, a podcaster and author, says “with God and Google you can take over the world.” Well, … Read More

Journaling Ideas for March

Spring brings a fresh energy that is unlike any other time of the year. This is a great time to look at habits, goals, dreams and be okay with letting things go if they’re not working. Sometimes the closet needs a spring cleaning. Sometimes I need to do a spring cleaning on other areas of my life! Don’t be afraid to let things go and welcome other things in, whether it’s doing something like changing up the way you journal, using a different color palette, letting go of the craft materials you haven’t used in five years or going to … Read More

What to Paint in February

  In January, I started off the month with Paris and quotes. Quotes are fun and fairly quick to create. Sometimes I need that juice, the energy that comes from quickly creating something bright and colorful and fun without too much effort. This month my heart is still in Paris. My next collection has a strong Parisian theme and I’m so excited to share it later this month! In the meantime, I’m working through quick, watercolor sketches of Paris, the Eiffel Tower and sunsets. What about you? Is there a place, subject matter or person who lingers in your mind? … Read More

Journaling Ideas for February

So  many wonderful things to journal about in February! Here are some ideas on what to journal in February: About slowing down – in nature and in life Favorite Valentine’s Day memories from childhood What we’re looking forward to this spring (it’s almost here!) Things we don’t miss out in the winter Fun project: Send some snail mail full of love and hearts! The newness of the year has worn off by February. We’re in the thick of winter and it can be a dreary time of year with endless rain, snow (in the more northern areas) and temperatures colder … Read More