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...

Go Forth {11.18.11}

I get SO inspired watching courageous friends make their dreams come true. Anyone can have a good idea, but it takes a special spark and a big dose of bravery to bring it to life. I want to tell you about a handful of these artsy-heartsy-wonder-women in hopes one of...

Angels Everywhere {11.14.11}

I’ve been playing with paint for Art Every Day Month and wanted to honor the angels who are always waiting in the wings, available to intervene or inspire whenever I ask. To my surprise, it has been a challenge. I kept coming back to it, feeling it was...

Talking To Myself {11.07.11}

When my art speaks to someone, it feels like such a luxury. An embarrassment of riches, really.I mean, the act of pouring mySELF out onto a blank canvas is so invigorating, so centering, so healing that I feel like I’m getting away with something. It should be...

A Return To Beauty {10.24.11}

For the first time in weeks, I started – and finished – a painting. My dudio looked like a garbage dump, covered in debris from the past three weeks: leftover memorial service programs, junk mail, the hat my dad wore to the hospital, hangers and bags that...

The Creative Connection Event: We’re All 11 {09.19.11}

Do you recognize yourself in these bright-eyed girls? I sure did. I met Hannah and Taylor, both 11, when we shared a lunch table one day during The Creative Connection. They recently started their own Etsy shop {with hand-sewn accessories for girls and their...

Coming Back To Earth {09.18.11}

Tooth Fairy Pillows from The Paper Crown CompanyI feel like I’m walking through transparent goop. The air feels thick, my feet feel like bricks, I’m winded and my throat hurts. Maybe this is how astronauts feel upon re-entry, after a long trip to another...

Look Who’s One! Have Some Cake, Get a Coupon Code {08.29.11}

{magnet by…me}Holy smokes, you guys! Today marks the one year anniversary of my Etsy shop!Last year, on August 29th, I swung open the virtual doors of the Beauty Shop. Soon, I started displaying my wares at a handful of art shows, too. Both endeavors had my...

Picture Perfect {07.26.11}

I’ve been playing around with my Etsy shop the past couple of days, stealing moments here and there to take pics of my products on a light blue background. I was taking some shots outside in the natural sunlight while Tru played happily a few feet away.I...

Free Artwork To Rock Your Day :: Download Here!

for you. from me. maybe hang it in your bathroom as a daily to-do list. or stick it on a cabinet in your cubicle. or slide it into the front of a binder. put it wherever you need a little reminder that this day is what you make it. to download the 8×10 file for...

Free Artwork To Rock Your Day :: Download Here! {07.22.11}

for you. from me. maybe hang it in your bathroom as a daily to-do list. or stick it on a cabinet in your cubicle.or slide it into the front of a binder.put it wherever you need a little reminder that this day is what you make it. to download the...

What I Wore in the Operating Room: My Birthing Necklace

  This birthing necklace takes the cake as my favorite handmade possession – a gorgeous gift created by a circle of friends before I gave birth to Truman in 2008. Very few folks thought I’d have another baby after what happened during and following...