We’ve all faced failure and adversity . I am starting to learn that it’s how you turn those hard times into lessons that you take with you into the future.
But how many times have you let that failure or adversity dictate your dream? You are met with some sort of roadblock and you change paths and directions so much that your original goal is long forgotten.
Now this is a little different than dreams that aren’t based in reality, like I will never be able to make it as a supermodel walking the runway when I measure in at barely 5’3.
What I’m talking about are those real attainable goals that you push aside because they get to hard to reach for. Read More
You ever have a random idea for a craft and you think “hmmm, I wonder if that will actually work?”
This happens to me ALL THE TIME and well, most of the time I get halfway through the activity and discover that nope, in fact physics or science or some other factor that I haven’t accounted for will make it so the craft will in fact not actually work.
That’s why whenever an idea does happen to pan out I get so freaking excited! I want to shout my success from the rooftops, even though now I realize that maybe this isn’t that difficult of a craft after all. But it is real cute. Read More
When I first started this piece I wasn’t expecting to have a life altering epiphany by the time I finally finished it!
When I first started painting seriously again I made a promise to myself that I would complete a piece fully before deciding on whether or not I liked it. Read More
Today I am so excited to share my latest completed piece!
Because I know you love a good process video you can check it out below.
In the video I mention how while I was in the middle of creating this piece a wave of self doubt came over me read more on how I over came it and check out the video for more! Read More
This piece has me thinking a lot about making the best out of situations that life hands you. If you examine a flower closely you notice the slight imperfections, the damaged petals, the inconsistent coloring, but if you take a step back and look at the flower as a whole all you see is the beauty that it represents….. Read More
Time truly flies when you are having fun! It is hard to believe it is a little over a year since I made the decision to dedicate my time to solely painting in watercolor.
In the below video I explain what #the100dayproject is. I share how I found out about the project, why I choose watercolor and what I’m doing this year for the Read More
Last week was my birthday and I wanted to do something fun so I decided to take some time to hand letter a quote. I made it into a free download and tutorial for you so make sure to check it out! Read More
I know how much you enjoy watching how I create my pieces so I thought it would be fun to take you along the ride of this piece I did when I was in a little bit of a creative rut. I needed some time to let my mind run free and this was the perfect piece to do it! Read More
Today I am going a little bit more in depth in our watercolor lesson. There are a lot of things that will need a solid foundation so I am going to be referring back to this video often.
I also show you how you can mix colors together on your palette. Read More
To continue on from last week’s lesson I thought it would be fun to talk a little more about the color theory and mixing colors. Now I like to mix colors on paper using the wet on wet technique as I show you here but I also sometimes mix the color on my pallet if I know I am going to use a lot of a particular color that I don’t have on hand I want it too look a certain way throughout my whole piece (but we can get into that at a later lesson). Read More
Okay, so you found the art, you found the frames, now the question is how do you hang these dang things so they look put together and like a collection in your home. Lucky for you, you have me. Today I am going to walk you through my two favorite methods of hanging art. Grab your level and depending on what method you use some command strips or a nail, hammer and some tape. Read More
Learn all about hue and value in my latest watercolor tutorial! Read More
Last week I shared the Top 4 Places to Find Art for Your Home. That means you have the art, now where do you find the frames to hang it?
Don’t worry friend, I got you covered. Here are some of my favorite places to find frames for the art and pictures that you want to hang! Read More
I often get asked by people if I can share my tips and tricks for watercoloring with them. Since I love to teach especially when it’s something that I love I thought a fun video series would be the way to do it. I do believe that before you jump right into your next craft adventure that you do need to know a little bit about the basics before you dive right in, that is why last week I shared all about the color theory. This week we are taking about: Read More
Back when I just started this blog, the main purpose was to share my story of how I have worked through and overcame obstacles that I’ve faced in my life. I believe this is so important because I know if I have struggled, then there are others who may have or are currently struggling with the same things that I am. If by sharing how I worked through the problem and came out the other side speaks to one mom, then all of this is worth it. Read More
I have a confession to make.
It’s actually something that may make you upset, but I want you to know that regardless I love you even if you are wrong, hahaha. (This is a time I wish that sarcasm was easily translated though text.) There is a place in Target that enrages me. *I will also note that this does contain affiliate links, all that means is if you buy something from the link I provides I receive a small thank you for linking the company at no cost to you. The part of Target and JoAnnes and all those other large retailers all have the same section that makes my heart particularly sad…the remade art section. Read More
One of my favorite things about art and particularly playing with paint is seeing how the colors mix together and blend into something completely different and new. Now I know that we all remember learning all about colors when we were younger but I bet it’s been a while since you’ve picked up a paint brush and mixed some colors together. Read More