Sunday, May 28, 2017

Painting Day

Hello friends and happy weekend!

I wanted to share some peeks at a new painting I started today...

I've been itching to paint for weeks now and this was so relaxing and fun. Today was one of those "do anything we want to" days and it was MUCH needed after celebrating my boys' 9th birthday yesterday with about 10 kiddos in our house. Whew! 

This is going to be similar to my other cloud painting but with a moodier background which I'm loving. I can't wait to add a few more layers to this tomorrow! .  

I recorded the process so far and shared it over on my YouTube channel if you want to watch here!


Monday, May 22, 2017

Around Here Lately

Hello friends!

How was your weekend? I thought it would be fun to pop in and share a little random update since I haven't done that in for.ever. 

We had a really busy and productive weekend at our house. Turns out planning to have people over two weekends in a row turns Dan and I into little worker bees! 

This coming Saturday is the boys' 9th birthday party (I KNOW...9?!) and the next weekend I have a new friend coming from out of town to help me with a super exciting art-related adventure, which I'll be sharing more about soon! (ACK!) 

Sooo...we did a lot of cleaning, painting, purging, and a bit of decorating over the weekend to get the house ready.

I spent a bit of time in my little artsy corner of the house, hanging this fun wire shelf and printing some orders. And caught the light streaming in at just the right time...

And I cleaned out my boys' dresser, which turned into more than a few tears, and this photo of their first and latest pairs of shorts...

GOODNESS. They are getting SO big you guys!

And after about two months of being married to my new iPad, I pulled out my sketchbook, pencil and pens to work on a new piece!

I thought it would feel weird after not using them for so long, but it was like reuniting with old friends.

I'm really in love with how this piece turned out.

I even grabbed the star motifs from it to make a pattern...

I've been drawn to shades of pink and orange like crazy lately which is SO not like me...but maybe it is SO like the current me? 

I heard a quote the other day that said something like "you aren't required to be the same person you were 5 years ago or even 5 minutes ago." Isn't that great? Permission to always be changing. 

I am embracing that as I'm noticing lots of things about myself evolving over the past year, and allowing myself to change however much I darn want. 

Consider this your permission to do the same!

Hope you have a fabulous week!



Tuesday, May 09, 2017

New Kit with Illustrated Faith

Happy Tuesday friends!

I'm super excited to share with you my newest printable kit with Illustrated Faith!

The theme for this kit is "sweet like honey" and I hope this verse and the kit I created with it speak to you like they did for me. 

I've been working hard lately to focus on following the "golden rule" not only with how I treat others, but also with how I think about them (and about myself). It can be SO easy to let our minds and thoughts wander to negative places, and I truly believe our thoughts and energy can be felt by others. 

So when it was time to pick a verse for this month's kit, this one rose to the surface rather quickly. It was also super fun to draw all things honey related to go with it! 

Last night I dug through my scrapbooking supplies to find some washi tape, adhesive, and cardstock to put together a mini journal with the kit. It had been a long time since I crafted something like this, and to use images I created myself was surreal and really wonderful. 

I love how this kit was created for bible journaling but can also be used in so many different ways. 

This little journal is meant to be a place to write down sweet and kind words for yourself or a loved one. 

It can be kept on your bedside table as a place to keep encouraging reminders, or given to your mom, sister, or friend as a place for them to do the same.

Or you can fill it with sweet words to give as a Mother's Day card. What a wonderful gift! 

The kit has one page with journaling cards...

And another with margin covers, tabs, little hexies, and lots of other goodies!

Oh it all just puts a bit smile on my face!

Thanks for letting me share friends, and if you purchase the kit I would absolutely LOVE to see what you create with it! 



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