🌿“Southern Belle” was created during my brief trip to Sedona, AZ. Such a gorgeous place. I dream of returning and painting there again. Truly peaceful.
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“Work is love made visible.” - Khalil Gibran. Ive said this numerous times but how grateful am I that my work feels like a form of worship (got that from India and it rang so true). Everyday I welcome the joys & challenges of being an artist. Art has held me so tenderly, I can’t imagine doing much else & yet, please let me never take it for granted. Itching to do more work on large watercolor paper soon ✨ & collaboration! @cathynicholsart@melissamossart@mirandawildman 👐🏻🌈🦋
Want to hear something funny? This lady was the base layer for the painting in my last post. Some of the original layers still show through. But something wasn't working so I painted over her. I love knowing that deep down she's still there. There we go again with art imitating life. ❤️🖤
I’m still working out my own artist’s voice. I jump between styles and colors. I just keep painting, hoping something will grab me and just feel right. Like finding a long lost part of myself. This one makes me happy, tho.... 🌈 🦄 ✨
Oh hey, a post finally ! This month has been really weird for me art-wise, I've been full of questioning and self doubt while drawing a lot every single day, sadly I didn't feel like posting much. However I received great feedback from you guys about these hand studies I've been posting in my stories, so today I decided to take them to the next level and play around with them in my mixed media sketchbook, I must say I had fun with these ! I really like the other piece I did on the right page as well but hey, not showing until tomorrow ! 🙈 Also I'm super happy with this giant tube of bright yellow acrylic paint I had for a few cents at the local art store last week, so expect more yellow in the near future ! ✨💛💃
Even though it’s still February, it’s starting to get warm here in the south, so I’m already dreaming of spring florals! It’s always so hard for me to choose between hydrangeas and peonies and sunflowers. I’d love to know - what is your favorite flower? 🌱🌸🌻🌿
2 154:52 PM Feb 22, 2018
Don’t compare. Don’t judge. Just be you. You were beautifully made. Tag someone who needs to read this
1 14:50 PM Feb 22, 2018
This week hasn’t been ideal... battling the stomach flu and trying to keep everyone healthy is exhausting. My time in the studio will have to wait until next week... but here’s a look at one of my latest works: Slow Down // 30”x40” // acrylic on canvas✨
Layers, layers, layers. 🖤 I’m currently working on getting my mojo and courage back up to paint today. My toddler is sucking My energy and joy right down the tubes this week. Snuggles, screams, fits, tossing food, repeat. It’s glorious.
| NO. IT’S THERE. see | acrylic on canvas | 30x30 | ————————————————————————one more added to the #evolecollection ! Will be releasing this series very soon!🎉
3 174:41 PM Feb 22, 2018
I’ve been taking the time to shoot things for my portfolio lately and I have to say, there’s nothing more satisfying than somehow creating a pretty photo out of makeshift accessories and props. 😂 Here’s the secret behind this photo — that clean white backdrop is actually part of an ikea desk that I put together wrong. The white part is totally on the wrong side and I’ve been too lazy to fix it, so it’s sat in our closet until I realized today that it would make the perfect backdrop. .
Moral of the story — we’re all just making it work with what we’ve got, which is usually pretty messy. 🙈
2 264:40 PM Feb 22, 2018
Creating art is so much more then to satisfy myself. I believe art has the power to transform an environment. To add calm, joy & stir up something unique in each one of us
Art, used properly, is a powerful tool to remind us of beauty, grace & strength
My hope is never to become my biggest collector, but to keep sending art out into the world, because I think we all have something unique to offer others. I love seeing & hearing your stories.
I love seeing you pursuing the things that bring your unique beauty into this world!!
I’d love to hear what is something that makes you sooo excited? .
Are you a maker, artist, accountant (god bless all you Number lovers!!)??
Jag insåg nyss att det faktiskt bara gått ett år sedan vi lanserade Blomstrande bröllop. Ett år, det är så fjuttigt lite! Tänk bara på allt som hänt sedan dess; i våra liv, i vårt skapande och inom Blomstrande.
Att jag uppfattar tiden som gått som mycket längre får mig nu att inse vilken galet tempo jag vant mig vid. Jag förväntar mig att alltid vara på väg någonstans och jobba mot någonting, gör jag inte det känner jag mig både lat och dålig. Det här är något jag personligen vill jobba mot: hetsen att alltid vara i rörelse, aldrig vara nöjd.
Faktum är att även om lanseringen känns som en evighet sedan så har bara ett år gått och det är fullständigt okej att Blomstrande fått vila sedan dess. Det är fullständigt okej att vi haft fokus på andra håll och prioriterat andra saker för en tid, Blomstrande försvinner ingenstans. Vi är inte sämre för att vi inte omedelbart kastade oss in i ett nytt projekt. All utveckling kräver tid, man blir aldrig klar och det är okej att jobba på i sin egen takt. Det tror i alla fall vi och det är något vi vill att Blomstrande ska stå för, den långsamma utvecklingen som växer ur lusten att fortsätta, inte längtan att bli klar. 🌿 /Julia
✨just a few of the offerings to brighten your day at current collective / artwork: ‘fashionably late’ & ‘les marchands’ / pc: @shop.current ✨
7 334:21 PM Feb 22, 2018
53 of 365 THURSDAY! I think I need to go on a camping trip soon. The last one was to Yosemite when my little girl was only 5 months old 😂 well! She’s two now so I think it’s time! Who doesn’t love freezing in sleeping bags, waking up to a fire and hot coffee, stars sprinkled on black skies, and laughing with FRAMILY while being eaten by mosquitoes?? Here’s a bearded Iris flower for today ♥️ I had all of my bridesmaids holding them down the aisle on my wedding day 😍 #beardediris#flowerlove#campingtrip#makeart2018🌿
4 304:20 PM Feb 22, 2018
Spent all day working on it. It makes me so happy when the image on my mind matches the painting. 😊
I want to add a little bit more highlight on the clouds and then I think I'm happy with clouds.
It's very cold here in Estonia. -10 degrees. ❄️Today I didn't open the window when I was painting and now I have a headache. I will go for a walk to get some fresh air. Hope I will survive this cold 😀
I hope its warmer where you are! 😊
10 324:20 PM Feb 22, 2018
Here’s a quick little diy. Make your own pencil holders to dress up your desk. A little spray paint and some washi tape transformed these plastic vitamin containers. Now my daughter can *hopefully* keep those art supplies on the desk and not scattered about her room. 🙄
G I V E A W A Y //
It’s giveaway time! I’m giving away this 8 x 8 original on paper, “Inner Space,” to one lucky art lover.
This is a favorite I did during the #21daysofbrave challenge last fall and I’m excited to find out who she’s destined to end up with ✨
1. Enter your IG handle and email with the link in my bio
2. For an extra entry: tag an art loving friend in the comments. Each tag is an additional entry. Tag as many as you want and use separate comments. .
That’s it! .
Giveaway closes FRIDAY at 11:59 pm PST and the winner will be announced via email on Saturday morning.
Best of luck ❤️
Totally inspired by @calsnape photography that was shared by @tentree ! Swipe ➡️ to see his amazing photo and a few other views!
1 113:59 PM Feb 22, 2018
Always great working on an industrial video, plenty of things to photograph. Metal distro site in Canton, Baltimore, Maryland. Nikon FE2, 85mm. Kodak TRI-X. NIK Silver Efex Pro. #trix#kodaktrix#abstractphotography
Bloom. Blossom. Grow.
It is so important that we take any obstacle in our life and learn to grow and learn from it. To not forget about what's important to us.
Thank you to @raquel_julianna_designs for allowing me to use her quote. Check her out. She's an incredible artist and inspiring person.
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♥️me some snail mail. New cards are up that are perfect for a graduation gift!