Noelle Rollins Art Blog

Join Noelle Rollins Art while we create an inspired life through art. A focus on being authentic, creative and bringing inspiration into each day. I am moving more towards a minimalistic & simplified life filled with art and things that really speak to me. I love to travel, do home projects, homeschool and create.

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Thank you nurses

Thank you Nurses – a portrait for you in gratitude

By Noelle | Apr 4, 2020

At the end of March I checked in with my sisters. They are both nurses. I wanted to make sure they had the protective equipment and wear that they needed, and also do a mental and emotional health check in with all that is going on in the world right now. My sister sent me…

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nurse on front lines

How many nurses do you know? My most important art yet…

By Noelle | Apr 1, 2020

Earlier this week I sent a text message checking in with my sisters, they are both nurses. One sister works in more of a clinical setting, the other is working on the front lines in the VA hospital.  We talked about our fears right now, a mental health check between the three of us, our…

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New portrait – Renee

By Noelle | Mar 29, 2020

I met Renee back in early March, I knew I had to draw her.  While drawing her portrait these are the words that came to me. I think most of us can identify with them:   Looking forward, Feeling the light and possibilities ahead. Strong. Learning to trust in herself. Powerful, beautiful woman.    …

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learn to color a cardinal

How to draw a cardinal with a basic 12 piece crayola colored pencil set

By Noelle | Mar 17, 2020

For years I dismissed colored pencils, they seemed so basic, so unimpressive.  After discovering what can be done with colored pencils in 2019 it changed my perspective. I was wrong.  Did you know there are “tricks” that can be done with these basic colored pencils we’re all used to seeing?  Things that involve rubbing alcohol…

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drawing a yellow butterfly

draw with me – new drawing tutorial – soft Yellow Butterfly

By Noelle | Mar 15, 2020

During this time where so many of us are hunkered down at home and kids are off school in many places I wanted to create some videos that can provide some fun.  I’ll be posting more in the weeks to come. If you have family who is at home with the kids or teens or…

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A video hello from Asheville, my plan during worldwide quarantines

By Noelle | Mar 13, 2020

Hello all, I recorded a video that is just a few minutes long. It lays out why I’m in beautiful Asheville and what my plans are coming up to share with you during these coming weeks of quarantines and people off school. During the video I ask you a question, I’m looking for ideas. I’d…

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Grandpa with portrait remembrance

Comforting the dying – gifts and lessons

By Noelle | Mar 5, 2020

Through the years I’ve shared bits about my Grandpa Franklin.  He was a medic during WWII, a sports fanatic, a junior high counselor, a teacher, and a story teller. He’s been there for all of my 42 years. I never imagined the gift I’d be given of being able to honor him during his transition…

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