Can art create acceptance? New portrait

can a portrait help us see the beauty in ourselves over drawing

So, can art create acceptance?  Can it help us understand one another better? Can it help us see ourselves with more compassion and see our beauty in a new way? I am so excited to be working on this new portrait. It is unlike any other I’ve done. In this video, turn the sound on…

Read More

Portrait openings – new for Summer

2024 portrait openings artwork

As I wrap up my first semester back in school I will have some portrait openings for this summer. I’m giving you here on my email list first dips on the limited number I available. My way of saying thank you for being here. Also, on social media the past few weeks I’ve been sharing…

Read More

Disappointed in everyone, angry after a loss?

I wanted to share with you a chapter from my book. It’s a deeply personal and raw account of my disappointment with others and myself while years into my grief. “I am More Than This Paritally Broken Me”, all about this time period where I felt the disappointment the most and how I worked through…

Read More

Fall 2023 BIG News and announcments

This summer I made some big decisions. I have been having a nudging for awhile now that it was time for changes and over the next several months there will be a few.  I’ll lay them out below so you can follow along with the ones that interest you. 1. I am going back to…

Read More

The perfect art gift to give – for the noticers

grandpa and grandson artwork

Art can take a seemingly simple, one second moment and add an importance to it. A remembering. Forever this sweet boy will have this image to look back on, knowing that in this moment… he was Grandpa’s whole world. ♥ It’s up to us to be the seers, the ones to witness and bring importance…

Read More

New rabbit memorial portrait

rabbit remembrance art

Follow along and watch me paint and draw this sweet bunny rabbit.  This portrait was commissioned by a mom as a gift for her daughter, who lost her beloved pet rabbit. The rabbit had been a part of their family for over a decade.     I have new openings for pet portraits, (and people…

Read More

Story of the family workshop – from horse stalls to a finished space

horse stalls with hay in feeder

When we purchased this property in 2015, the area that is now our workshop was full of horse stalls. Hay, wooden slat stalls, and lots of spider webs filled the space. We had a vision. A space where we could work on wood projects, painting, creating, and have family time of inventing and building too.…

Read More

Get your FREE copy of the Sacred Hellos – Messages From Heaven eBook

Want to get a FREE copy of my ebook, Sacred Hellos – Messages from Heaven? I am offering it for free! It’s my new opt-in for my newsletter, so it’ll help us keep in touch outside of social media and this blog, AND you’ll get the fully illustrated pdf version of the book!   **This…

Read More

the VITAL ingredient to making your dream come true

dream revival experience Italian way

Join us, Nicla and Noelle as we discuss how we made our own dreams happen, how to see a dream through over years. How to nurture a dream that isn’t ready yet and not lose faith in it. You’ll love this inspiring talk that will leave you feeling hopeful and knowing you can make your…

Read More

February Pet Portrait Artwork Special

pet portrait artwork special for february 2023

I’m offering a special on pet portraits for February.  Dog, cats, birds, horses, gerbils, whatever furry friend that has stolen your heart. You can find prices, sizes, all the details here.     This special is for February 2023 only.   My business depends on reaching others by word of mouth, I thank you for sharing…

Read More