Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Watercolor & Words Wednesday - Nursery Art

GIRAFFE
Instant Watercolor Print - 8x10

'Dream Big little one'

I remember when our kids were small and we would go to the zoo and they always wanted to see the giraffes first. There was a large area with a high walkway around it so that you were eye level with those amazing animals with their long, long necks and big eyes. I thought it would be fun to use my watercolor painting of a colorful giraffe and add a cute saying that could be used in a nursery or play room.


Using an image of one of my original watercolor paintings I added a quote to design a piece that is ready for instant printing. You can print, trim and frame it for yourself or to give as a gift. My watercolor printables are a great way to make a creative connection with someone special in your life. I invite you to view all of my instant digital prints in my Etsy Shop!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Art With Heart Monday and Vision Boards


PEACH ROSE
INSTANT DOWNLOAD PRINT - 8X10

I recently heard from a collector that had purchased the Peach Rose instant print and I was excited to learn that she had used it for her vision board. Such a creative idea!

'This is an absolutely beautiful piece that was perfect for my vision board. Thank you so much for creating such a lovely art print with such powerful words that will serve as gentle reminders to me every day.'

The definition of a Vision or Dream Board is 'a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal.' It is literally, any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.

You can pin images to a bulletin board, collage pictures, use a Pinterest board, paint or draw - any creative way to explore your dreams in a visually appealing way. Have you made your Dream Board yet?


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Friday, July 21, 2017

Beauty All Around & DAISY MORNING

DAISY MORNING
Watercolor - 11x15

'Even among the ever present uncertainty of life 
we must stay focused, clear and positive. 
Keeping our faith intact so that we will 
be able to see the beauty that is 
always all around us.'

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Watercolor & Words Wednesday - GRATITUDE JOURNALING

GRATITUDE JOURNAL PAGES
Instant Download Print - 8.5x11 inches

Gratitude is defined as 'the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness'. I have to admit that although I really try to feel grateful most of the time there are those days that I really have to work at it. My dad was one of the most positive people I have ever known. He lived his life without negativity and did not compare himself to others. I have always strived to be more like him but it is definitely a journey.

A gratitude journal is a wonderful and helpful way to practice thankfulness and develop a sense of overall wellness. These three printable journal sheets will help you focus on the things that are the most important in your life and improve your spiritual health.


Using a soft focus print of my own original watercolor painting I have designed three gratitude journal pages titled Daily Gratitude, Weekly Reflections and Gratitude Notes. The watercolor image provides a pretty background for your journaling along with some questions and prompts for your gratitude journey. Print as many copies as you want for writing daily, weekly or monthly.


You will also receive a copy of Free Tips For Gratitude Journaling as my gift to you. I invite you to view all three of my instant download Gratitude Journal designs in my Etsy Shop!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Don't Be Afraid to Call Yourself An Artist!

SIMPLICITY
Watercolor - 11x15

"If you hear a voice within you saying 'You are not a painter', then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced"   
~ Vincent Van Gogh ~
I love this quote by Van Gogh. If you create art - whether with paint, collage or clay - you are an artist. Period. My students often hesitate to call themselves an artist because they are new to the process, still learning and don't consider themselves good enough. But I remind them that we are all continuing to grow as artists, no matter how long we have been creating. We work hard, make mistakes, try new things. As long as we are creating, we are an artist!