“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” ― Sophia Loren . .
Okay, so my drawing is of ravioli, but that's still one of my favorite quotations about pasta. October is #NationalPastaMonth , and October 17 is #NationalPastaDay ! How are you celebrating?
I just found out I’ve sold over 550 classes since May! I’m so thrilled and so grateful to all of you who’ve invested in me and believed I have something to share with you. My coupon code: fallfor15 is still active through the end of the month, however there are only 23 uses left! Next sale won’t be until the holidays so grab it now if you’re wanting to learn about alcohol inks! 💗
Finished now I think. All it needed was a splash of cadmium red. Gives me watermelon summer vibes. 🍉🍉🍉
‘Promenade’, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. 90x90cm 4cm Deep. Ready to hang. Available for purchase as of ... NOW!!!
Okay, so do you guys know about the Write About Your Art workshop that the fabulous women @courageouscreative are doing?
@kaylancreates and @meredithcbullock have hit the nail on the head with this: the way you talk about your art, your process and your story is SO important.
I'm speaking from personal experience here 🙋🏻 Yes, your beautiful work can speak for itself. But if you want to fast track your connection to your buyers and your tribe, it's the words you use and the stories you tell that will do that. It's what you write about your art that will take people from appreciating your work to really c o n n e c t i n g with it.
I love that this workshop is happening because I know it will be of such value to those who take it.
It's open for enrollment now (I think there's even a big coupon you can use, but it expires real soon here). Details are in the link over at @courageouscreative
And and! @meredithcbullock and I are chatting tomorrow for the (last day 😲) of The Creative Souls Summit..we jam on the importance of writing about your art and tons of other good stuff too-- so be sure not to miss it!
This piece 👆🏼 "Dive Deeper #2 " is already written about in my Southern Coast Series blog 😉 And also it's available for purchase in the shop!
It’s weird how new supplies can bring a bunch of joy, but also fear and insecurity. Suddenly I don’t know what to do with myself, don’t know how to feel about what I’m creating. It all feels a little foreign. Creativity is so finicky some times, isn’t it?
When I was a little girl, my mom's dear friend, Mrs. Linda, had a tree made of little girl fantasies. It was covered in ornaments featuring feathers, fashionable ladies, parasols, doves, and victorian shoes. It was exquisite. I distinctly remember vowing then that one day I would have a tree just like that when I was a grown-up. Of course, my tastes have changed a bit, and now with children of my own, I better understand why my mother favored non-breakable (sensible) and handmade ornaments when my three siblings and I were growing up. However, that little girl is still part of me. Which is why I designed this fanciful glittery ornament...marbled in pink and white and gold paint, festooned with flowers and gold polka dots and just the right amout of glitter. The best part? These ornaments are shatterproof and are perfect for your little princess's tree!
What is your biggest creative struggle right now?
For me it is deciding if I should stay in the same color palette or venture to something new for a new series...For now I am playing with my favorite blues for a special commission and hope that inspiration strikes me 😉💙
This commission I stitched last year always gives me serious autumn 🌅 vibes. Sadly, it’s still triple digit temperatures where I live [the Sonoran desert] 😫 Tell me, does it feel like fall where you live?
I remember painting this one and during it's ugly stage thinking: "Wow this is like really moldy cheese meeting Spongebob Squarepants. This must be the most revolting color combination I ever brought to paper!".
The funny think with the ugly stages is, though, you have nothing to loose.
I pulled through and now this is my most favorite of my recent paintings. Ethereal and full of tree filtered light: "Dryads at noon".
This extra large beauty is 18" wide!! Eighteen inches!!! ❤❤❤ it doesn't look that big here but you just wait and see!! Tuesday was another really productive day. Lunch with @noxowlclayworks and a billion errands. Gym. Spinning babies yoga. I made 24 gluten free muffins for my Bradley class tonight! I'll go more into detail about the Bradley Method for labor later! No swelling today yeyy that's my biggest win for the day! What are your Wednesday wins?!!
Greetings // Working on cards today. I think this one is my favorite ❤ Also thinking of adding a little shimmer paint to it. Which is kinda crazy because I'll have to hand paint every card!
// Starting tomorrow I am posting the first (of many) little paintings for sale!