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Life Lately

I am so tired. All. The. Time. Like, my brain is running in slow motion tired, and it takes me forever to conjure up the motivation to do a dang thing. It makes working.. interesting. I am towards the end of a crazy huge project, and I just want it to be done. It doesn’t…

A Painting for Tee

I am terrible. I’ve had this painting done for WEEKS and I haven’t mailed it off yet because I keep thinking I want to make some more little handmade goodies to go with it! (Tee won my giveaway a million years ago.) Next week I’m going to get into Crafty Bootcamp mode because there are…

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A Painting for Mel

I finished up this cute painting earlier this week for a friend of mine. Her daughter’s best friend is moving away and this will be her farewell present. WHY does it have to be so hard to photograph artwork? (Don’t get me started on scanning.) This looks so much better in person. As usual. I…

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Fireflies Fabric

So, I went to order some proofs of my strawberry fabric but I just couldn’t do it! The total was $40, and I only ordered 3 of the patterns. (A yard of one, and fat quarters of two others.) I could just buy the $5 test swatch of each one, but if I’m going to…

Strawberry Days Fabric Preview

Once I decided to go for it and put some designs on Spoonflower, I MAY have gotten a bit obsessed with the idea… A couple of lunch breaks and an hour or two after work later, I’ve got a nice little collection done! Oh my goodness, so much fun! I can’t wait to order a…

Amethyst Slice

I’ve been having a rough time lately, between tooth aches, crazy kids, stressful work projects and other typical life stuff. This painting idea has been in my head for a while now, and the other night I REALLY needed some art therapy so I curled up in bed and started doodling. It helped quite a…

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A Painting for Katie

Can I just say, I love painting! Seriously, after a rough day there is nothing better than curling up in bed with some watercolors. My sheets might disagree.. They’re a little more colorful now… haha! I am in love with how this particular painting turned out, such a cute little family. I SO need to…

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Juniper’s Latest Paintings

Juniper and I have been doing quite a bit of painting this week. I’ll say “Here you sit and paint while I clean up the art room a bit”, but I almost always end up sitting and watching her work. She is just so dang entertaining. The other night I taught her how to use…

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Gems Gems Gems

When I get stressed out I doodle. It helps me to stay focused. To some people I may look like I’m totally not paying attention or whatever, but doodling actually helps me stay productive. If I don’t fill my head up with all sorts of random things, I just can’t get anything done! Back in…

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Tie Dye is Fun to Paint

Last week on my sister-in-law’s birthday, her husband posted a photo of her hula hooping in an awesome tie dyed dress on her Facebook page. It was one of those “Oh man I need to paint that” moments, so this super-last-minute birthday present was born! It turns out, tie dye is super fun to paint,…

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