Friends, I am so happy to announce that I am able to take a handful of new holiday portrait orders that I guarantee will be finished by early December. I pour my heart into these portraits, they are completed mostly in colored pencil, occasionally some watercolors or other mediums are mixed in to give you…

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Drawing of representative John Lewis

“Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” ~ John Lewis I was taught to not get in trouble. A chronic people pleaser for many years. My teens were spent running at full speed between friends, sports, school. Doing my best, behaving, not making trouble. My 20’s were…

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spine art

Set the mood in your clinic from the moment people set foot in your chiropractic practice using art.  Before a word is spoken, the art on your walls combined with the overall feel of your space will speak volumes to your clients. Make sure it’s sending the message you want. I have curated several styles…

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Miracles-Happen_Facemask

Welcome to a debut of new styles of face masks.  Our newest accessory.  Last week I found myself purchasing a minecraft mask for my kiddo and really wanted something fun for myself too. There are many amazing people sewing masks right now and I will be supporting them as well.  I figure if masks are…

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Thank you nurses

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

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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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

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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superpower that comes while grieving

In the depths of that hardest part of deep grief, there is also a grieving superpower that often reveals itself. I was talking with a friend last month as the one year anniversary of her husband’s passing was approaching, “Noelle, I feel like I’m in a freaking movie, like it can’t be real. All the…

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