Posts by Noelle

grief – the path is messy

If you know someone who lost someone dear to them, don’t be afraid to talk about their love one who has passed. Grief is all consuming. Acknowledge the anniversary of their passing, the big holidays, the memories you share of the person. Odds are they are thinking of that person every single day, for years.…

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Wholesale show recap and the journey to get there and after

Noelle Rollins Art at Mpls Mart

This past April my husband and I were talking here about some goals for our family, my business and what directions I wanted to go in. I’ve been wanting to begin doing wholesale shows for over 5 years.  About 18 months before our conversation we had finally paid off all our personal debt, we spent…

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how to help yourself and others manifest their dreams

woman at a crossroads divorce gift

Dreams Those of you that know me well know that I am a master dreamer.  Most of the time, for me those dreams go hand in hand with a variety of goal lists. ooh, how much I love to dream. I rarely have two days that are the same, so it’s essential for me to…

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please talk about her

Mom. Nancy. Wife. Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Friend. She’s one of my favorite people, I was incredibly lucky to have my mom in my life. Please say her name, please continue to talk about her with me. Highest of highs to lowest of lows It was over nine years ago now that my mom passed away.…

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New baby boy portrait – time lapse video

baby portrait by Noelle Rollins Art

Baby boy portrait artwork from Noelle Rollins Art This sweet little boy has the cutest dark hair and eyebrows, I just loved painting his cute little face.  This is an example where the photo I worked from didn’t show his hair color accurately so I was so glad to have a variety of photos and…

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if you’ve had your eye on anything in my shop…

Exciting changes coming A few years back I used to carry my prints, glassware and other products in a variety of super cute shops.  Over the years a couple closed, then we moved and it didn’t make sense at the time for me to keep those going until I was ready to dive full in.…

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Kitchen update with barnwood countertops

barnwood countertops in kitchen

Two years and nine months after moving in, today I can declare the kitchen pretty much finished.  There was nothing wrong with the kitchen when we moved in. New appliances, neutral color scheme, pretty easy to just move right in.  This is our first completely documented project that we’ve done and finished here at our…

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New portrait of dad – another timelapse video

portrait painting of dad.

See this portrait I painted unfold in a time lapse video. My favorite part of this portrait was the beard, I love challenging myself and learning new techniques.  So often portraits are thought of as for kids, babies, families; but I love the idea of a portrait of Dad.   I loved getting to paint the…

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new portrait artwork with a timelapse video

Painting of mom face from Noelle Rollins Art

I always think it’s fun to watch videos of a portrait painting unfold. The way it starts out with color blocking and looking nothing like what it will end up like. Then the features slowly reveal themselves bit by bit.  I set up my time lapse camera and let it record as I spent a…

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