artwork

So you want to go for your dreams, but how… really?

white lights across store

Tonight I was asked the question, “How did you get the courage to drop the things(like a draining 9-5), and pursue your passion? How did you know you wouldnt fail? Mostly….how do you stay motivated when/if the future seems unclear??”   My answer is creative specific but I think it can help others as well. Feel…

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Mr. Rogers portrait done in colored pencils

photo compared to drawing

I poured my heart into this new portrait of Mr. Rogers, this one took me around 12-14 hours.  The portrait is a little larger than my other colored pencil portraits (around 11″x14″).  I love being able to capture more detail in these larger sizes than I can in the smaller 5″x7″ size. I made this…

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New portrait – a man nicknamed Dauber

Noelle drawing portrait of man

Brand new portrait is finished. I’m loving how much detail these colored pencils are allowing me to get. See the video come to life in this time lapse video: If that video has problems loading you can also click here. Here are some detailed sneak peeks:   I’m obsessively practicing and learning more as I…

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bringing ornaments into Mother’s Day and funerals

ornament hanging from vase

Last fall while having a coffee date with one of my oldest friends she told me that she has the ornaments she bought from me hanging in her kitchen. Then another customer sent me a photo of her ornament hanging from the top knob on a canister.  hmmm, it got me thinking.  Why can’t these…

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can a door knob change the feel of a room?

Nothing is safe from paint in the home of a creative soul. I’ve had so much fun the last couple years as we’ve made over our kitchen.  We’ve strived to have a rustic, European feel to the kitchen.  There has been one spot though that has had me stumped… until today. So this is the…

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from neutrals to colorful – new art options

lime and purple colors

Spine art and yoga art get some more colors! When I created the soulful yoga line a few years back it was neutral and calming intentionally. Deliberate spots of color in the flowers coordinated to the chakras of the poses in each piece of artwork where the main color features. It’s been fun with time…

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New is good

Something unexpected has happened in the last year. It’s so easy as a mom and wife to put ourselves and our goals in the background.  Last summer when I put together my wholesale catalog, presented my work at the wholesale show… something in me broke open. More than anything to do with wholesale… I kept…

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