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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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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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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I am alive - Noelle

10 years since my mom has passed away. I wrote this today, and wanted to share it here in case it can offer perspective or help to anyone. Whether it’s been 10 years or 1 week.   It’s 10 years since my sweet mom passed unexpectedly. It’s amazing how life can change in a moment.…

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woman at a crossroads divorce gift

Dreams Those of you that know me well know that I am a master dreamer.  Most of the time, for me those dreams go hand in hand with a variety of goal lists. ooh, how much I love to dream. I rarely have two days that are the same, so it’s essential for me to…

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baby portrait by Noelle Rollins Art

Baby boy portrait artwork from Noelle Rollins Art This sweet little boy has the cutest dark hair and eyebrows, I just loved painting his cute little face.  This is an example where the photo I worked from didn’t show his hair color accurately so I was so glad to have a variety of photos and…

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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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  I was talking with a friend a few weeks ago.  She was sharing how she had quit smoking earlier this year, slowly she’s started to reward herself with pampering and self care. She’s been putting the money that previously went towards cigarettes, instead towards massages, clothing and fabulous hair.  I was so proud of…

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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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equine art horses running family of horses

I am in awe sometimes of the moments in life I get to be a part of. This new painting was so special to me. It’s a larger piece, 6ft wide and 3 feet tall. It features 7 clydesdales and is full of meaning.   I’ve created a video to show the the story and…

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