Tuesday, February 28, 2012

you sparkle

happy tuesday, friends!
here is my latest painting:

please, don't let anyone dull your sparkle.
isn't that the best saying?
found it while browsing pinterest.

this is definitely my new mantra!
how is your week going?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

the dreamiest decor

i'm longing for warm sunshine streaming through the windows. a cool breeze. chirping birdies. blooming flowers. and to surround myself with gorgeous vintage-y floral prints. swoon! (ps have you checked out dottie angel? yep. she's amazing.)

Source: flickr.com via mary on Pinterest

Source: flickr.com via mary on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Laura on Pinterest

what are you dreaming of?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

a little spruce

 i just love changes, don't you? i recently switched out some old artwork for

these sweet prints by the lovely katie daisy -  they are the perfect addition to our bedroom!

sometimes, even small changes can have a big impact. what kind of spruces have you made lately? 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

sunshine and sand

happy tuesday, friends!
this is the latest piece, finished late last night.

for as long as i can remember, the coast has been my home away from home. i'm longing to be there again.
i've spent summers working as a waitress, firefighter, and housekeeper on the coast. i've also spent summers relaxing in the sunshine with a cool salty breeze and not a care in the world. today i'm holding those memories close to my heart.

'with sunshine and sand in her hair, she sat by the sea and watched the waves dance' - mary wangerin
12 x 12 acrylic on canvas

what memories are getting you through the day?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

brave soul

this morning, i woke up to see the moon shining brightly, peeking through the evergreen trees across the street. i brewed a strong pot of coffee, plugged in the twinkle lights, and finished this piece.
i had an especially hard time leaving the studio to come to work this morning!

you are a brave soul.
9 x 13 acrylic and ephemera on canvas.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

love day

happy valentines day, lovelies!
this is me today, at work. i'll take any reason to dress up a bit!
tonight, we stayed in. hubby made homemade pizza. we drank wine. got cozy in our sweat pants. watched netflix by the warm fire.

whether you are celebrating solo, with your girlfriends, or significant other- i hope you have a wonderful valentines day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

beautiful day

let's see beauty in even the little things.

i woke up sunday morning, and the moon was still out. 
i brewed a strong pot of coffee, plugged in the twinkle lights, and finished this baby.
14 x 18 acrylic on canvas.

hope you have a beautiful day, friends!

Friday, February 10, 2012

heart thoughts

i can hardly contain my excitement about this book.
i knew it was going to be amazing, and it turns out to be even better than that.

i thought i would read a little bit each night, to let each piece of wisdom and beauty sink in..but i can hardly put it down. it's a life-changer.

Louise Hay and Katie Daisy make a phenominal team. buy a copy of your own here! 
you will be so glad you did. <3

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

please, don't forget to live

lately, i've been taking a bit of a break. a break from list making. from social media sites. from learning photoshop. from creating daily.

i am learning to forget the mindset that when i am not in my art room i am a failure. i am learning to forgive myself. to be gentle during these vulnerable days, to remember this life is meant for living.
in this 'off' time, i have cooked delicious meals for the hubby, spent time reading a fabulous book, rearranged the living room, and watched countless episodes of 'Mad Men'. it really has been delightful.