Monday, December 3, 2012

So loved.







I made this sweet little painting for a sweet little man! His mama is one of my dearest friends and he is just a treasure. I wanted to keep this simple but fun - bright colors, not too overdone and font that hopefully makes the words the main thing. I actually like it so much, I'm tempted to make one for myself!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Let your light shine.

Hello again! This is a painting I put together for a friend who recently had her first baby. Sweet little Lucy's room has lots of bright colors, polka dots, flowers and birds! I mimicked a bit of the pattern on her bedding for the details around her name.







Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are already in Christmas mode around here. It is so fun to decorate our tree with a 2 year old who excitedly yells "TREE!" over and over again. Ellie loves all the lights and the nativity sets so we are having so much fun seeing all the magic through her eyes.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Oh, hello again.

It's been a while! I have been spending time with my sweet little family and working on prioritizing my life (Not an easy feat, my friends). I have been working on a few paintings in between so I'm ready to share a few new pieces here in the next couple of weeks.

I have done a lot of paintings for kids over the years and you all know what happens to kids - they grow up! I painted these blue and orange letters for my nephew's baby nursery so long ago! 


He recently decided he needed something a little bit more mature and "army" colored so I repurposed and repainted the original letters.



They look much "older" now, don't they? Anyway, I'll be back again soon to share a few other things I've been working on.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Keeping it real.


I've got some changes coming around here. I've been feeling so overwhelmingly blessed lately at my job of being wife and mom, and I really want to make some healthy changes. I'm closing down my etsy shop for now, taking a limited amount of custom orders, and just letting go. I need to focus on my sweet family, self-care, and painting because I'm inspired. Of course I'll still share whatever paintings I'm working on, but I won't be grasping for more blog content or things to keep you all entertained (just keeping it real here, folks). See you next time.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Happy Spots: In Our New Home Edition

As summer turns into fall we are settling into our "new" home quite nicely. I'm so grateful for this place and so thankful that our little family has a wonderful place to call home. There is still a lot to be done for sure, but so many things about this house make me happy:

Old blocks Daniel bought 
at the swap meet for Ellie


Our free hutch displaying 
wedding memories and family heirlooms


Our "new" old antique french day bed


Fresh farmer's market peaches


Oversized silverware hung in the kitchen


Our thrifted and re-finished bench by 
the front door and shoes in every size!


Hope all is going well for each of you. 
New paintings and plans coming soon...

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Monday, September 3, 2012

"Draw Draw"

Sometimes when you're a mama doodling with crayons on your baby girl's big pad of paper is the most "artsy" thing you do all week. And you are totally ok with that. My Ellie girl loves to "draw draw" with whoever will join her!




My in-laws are here for a couple weeks so we went to Disneyland for a few days and we've been doing lots of fun things like shopping, lounging, eating and sleeping in! It's a little "stay-cation" if you will. Happy Labor Day to all. 

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Surprise art supplies!

A dear friend of mine dropped off a wonderful bag of art goodies last week - she graciously passed it off to me because she knows I will use it. I'm SO excited about all these new paints (especially the fun colors I don't usually let myself buy) and the notebooks will be so useful too. 






I'm in love with the one that has the woodgrain cover. There is something about new paints, blank pages and blank canvases that get me so excited to create... here's hoping I can do that soon!
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Your Space: Dare to Hope

I haven't had many paintings to share or paintings in your spaces lately, but here is my most recent all set up in it's new space! The painting was specifically made for this gold wall in the dining room of this home. The house has lots of bold, bright colors and we just added a little bit more with this painting!



Summer is passing by too fast - I'm already seeing little peeks of fall around and I can't believe it's almost here. I'm hoping to fit in a few more summer activities before I catch the bug for fall leaves, cozy nights and pumpkin treats!

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Final Spills

Hello... Last week we went to our family cabin in the mountains for a little vacation but now we are back! The internet is a bit spotty up there but I didn't get around to posting last week  because I actually was sick almost the whole time - such a bummer. 

We're back home and recovering but I wanted to share the final Spills Wine Label with you. We handed my sketches and color ideas over to Brian Buffon who scanned and altered the images to work for a professional grade label - they turned out amazing!






I love how it looks just like my handwriting and coloring on the original sketches, but it's just cleaned up around the edges. We haven't opened a bottle yet to try it, but I'm pretty sure I have a glass calling my name in the near future. I'm sure it's yummy - I'll keep you posted!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dare to hope

Another recently commissioned piece for ya'll. I had a lot of fun with this one! The request was reds, browns, oranges, golds with lots of layers and different fonts. It took a little while to get the look I was going for but after lots of time and layering it turned out just right. 











(Thank you Ann for for sweet encouragement and excitement about hanging this is your home!)

I'll be back next week with wine label updates and some new "Your Space" posts. Have a great week!


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