My Life in Pictures: The Little Bliss List

Every Friday, the Little Bliss List provides a chance for us to celebrate the little things that brought us hope and happiness this week. I do believe when we focus on the sweet stuff of life, the sweet stuff multiplies. And by sharing those small gifts in our lives,...

The Big Day! I’m Back in Business

Oh, happy day! I’m re-opening my Etsy shop today – and there’s so much I want to tell you! When I first opened my Etsy shop in the summer of 2010, I was a ball of nerves. For years, friends and family encouraged me to sell the things I made for them...

19 Ways To Spark Your Creativity

I woke up yesterday with this painting pounding on my heart – asking, begging, pleading to be birthed into the world. It was such a relief to tap into my creativity and paint it into existence. I had spent the weekend trying to re-purpose an old painting of the sea,...

Here I Grow: Clearing Out My Etsy Shop

Yesterday, I hit a lovely milestone: the 500th sale in my Etsy shop. I opened the shop a year and a half ago…and now I’m ready to shut her down. Not forever, mind you – but long enough to make some significant changes. When I do re-open the shop,...

Leap Day Doodle Art from Liv ~ Free Download

FREE ART! YAY! A little gift for you on this special day {or on whatever day you find it!}. To download your free PDF, click the image or here: Free LEAP Download by Liv Lane P.S. I’d love to leap over the 2,000 mark on the Choosing Beauty Facebook page today!...

California, Here I Come!

I took a giant, running leap out of my comfort zone yesterday: I spontaneously planned an all-by-myself trip to California. Holy crap. Blooming in the dead of winter, I am. This is a big freaking deal for several reasons: 1) I’m a planner. Before any potential...

Pinned With Love {4 Ways To Play Fair on Pinterest}

  Let me first say that I love the premise of Pinterest. The way it allows us to so easily share beautiful images with each other – art, quotes, ideas, DIY projects – is pure genius. But as the site grows like crazy, I find people are pinning...

Under the Sea & Over the Moon

Last night, we watched the documentary Oceans as a family. Oh. My. Glory. Have you seen it? I watched with my jaw flung open the entire time. We all did. It is a piece of art. I’m a Midwestern girl, but I am so in love with the sea. It is part of so many of my...

Announcing The 48-Hour Fa-La-Last-Chance Sale! {12.16.11}

I know you’re super busy with the holidays and, if you’re like me, you’ve still got cards to send, cookies to bake and presents to buy. Eeeek! I’d love to help with that last piece, so I’m kicking off this:If you need a last minute...

Extreme Makeover: My Dudio Now and Then! {12.02.11}

I’m usually so focused on what’s in front of me that I forget to look back to see where I’ve been. But the other day, I stumbled upon this photo of my dudio {our dining-room-studio} from a year and a half ago. Holy moly, has it changed!!I had needed...

The Hangover: Inspiration By Moonlight {11.30.11}

I am a night owl. Partly out of habit, partly out of necessity {it’s near-impossible to get anything done w/ two boys running around}, and partly because I think and create best by the light of the moon. There is something magical about playing in my dudio...

Inspiration Rising: We Are All Artists 11.21.11

Over a year ago, my parents gave me three tall stacks of canvases for my birthday. I had asked for acrylic-coated wood panels for my collage work; they thought the canvases were the same. It was such a generous gift – all different sizes, probably 30 in all...