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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sympathy cards

After we’ve lost a parent or a child; there are those days that come up; Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, perhaps a wedding, birth of a child or a deceased loved one’s birthday. These are days where it would be so nice to have a card to send to the family member or friend who is…

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  I have a confession to make. I have been experiencing something. It’s snuck up slowly. I’ve tried to deny it, rename it, question it. But friends, I believe it’s called Contentment. After years of believing that I always have to be moving forward, growing, taking on more and more.  I’ve reached a place where…

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Back in the fall of 2015 I shared this story. I’ve since been getting inquiries about it and wanted to share it in a permanent location here on my blog. Please feel free to share with anyone you know who is going through something similar or has young children. For the last 3 months we’ve…

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Sacred Garden of pregnancy artwork by Noelle Rollins Art

Growing, wishing, blossoming. Life, color and possibility. Connection. honor. love. Savor it all. For the expectant mother, the midwife, the nurse. The honoring of the sacred garden. The growing child. New life. This image is available in cards or canvas and matted prints..  Visit my etsy shop to see the options. © Noelle Rollins Art

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It’s a cold, make that very cold few days here in Minnesota, because of that the kids are off school today and Bruce’s shop closed for the day so we are all cozied inside playing games and watching movies.  I wanted to take a few minutes to connect with you and share a few very personal lessons…

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Just had to share:  A couple years ago I picked up this closet shoe organizer.  For awhile I used it to sort postcards, business cards, etc for my business.  Once I moved to the studio I had enough space to have other shelves for those.  So this shelf ended up in the garage… until yesterday.…

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I give you permission to say no. I grew up with a superhero a superhero momma. She gave us haircuts or perms more than once the night before school pictures when we begged. Sewed our Halloween costumes, patched our clothing, even hand sewed on hundreds of beads onto my prom dress for me and made…

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There can be an aching so deep and so widespread that creeps up so quietly you don’t even notice it’s there.  It may be your own aching or it may be the pain of another… I remember myself lying next to my mom in her bed on Halloween night a few years ago. I’m holding…

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I give you permission to say no. I grew up with a superhero a superhero momma. She gave us haircuts or perms more than once the night before school pictures when we begged. Sewed our Halloween costumes, patched our clothing, even hand sewed on hundreds of beads onto my prom dress for me and made…

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