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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Let’s draw together – learn to draw an egg

learn to draw an egg

Sometimes its fun to take something simple and draw it. Today, let’s take some time and learn to draw an egg. Something we see often and break down the colors, the textures and the steps. I invite you to get out your colored pencils or crayons can work too, and draw along.   Art is…

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New Portrait – Dad

I am so proud to present my newest portrait. Let me introduce you to my dad. 14 years ago my mom passed away unexpectedly, in the time since he’s stood by as we missed her, endlessly share memories of her… meanwhile he’s here. Never quite the same, but trying. Showing up in all his humanness…

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Introducing hand painted caskets

Lily floral casket

I’m on a mission to bring personalized options into the way we memorialize our loved ones; including hand painted caskets and urns. I’ll never forget sitting with my family at the funeral home. We were looking through casket options for my mom. Did we want oak, or a cherry finish? What style of corners…   on…

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New spine art – bringing nature and healing together

spine and yoga artwork

Introducing a new set of spine and yoga artwork; featuring a full spine and yoga pose artwork. The spines shown within the yoga poses put an emphasis on spine health for flexibility and overall well being. Who is this new artwork for? Chiropractic offices, massage offices, natural health practices, spine surgery centers, physical therapy offices…

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How to get free hotel nights during Travel

How did we get 27 FREE nights at hotels? Let me tell you! So after paying off our debt a few years back we were very hesitant to use credit cards.  Then after a few years of paying cash I decided that I was ready to take it on again, this time I decided I…

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Outlander portrait art

outlander portrait art

My newest portrait is of Claire and Jamie from the show, Outlander. As I prep for my sabbatical and travel, this portrait has been a great project to have on my drawing board. Every few days over the past months I’ve been able to set aside booking travel, cleaning, other work, homeschooling, and cooking… and…

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