Etsy shop!
Feb20

Etsy shop!

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Love is friendship caught on fire
Dec18

Love is friendship caught on fire

There I was standing in the middle of a wedding when the words coming from the man officiating the ceremony totally caught me by surprise. “Love is friendship caught on fire.” My eyes started to water and I quickly had to suppress the emotion because I don’t actually know the bride and groom, I’m not family, I’m not even a guest I was helping film the wedding and didn’t want to draw any attention to myself. I have to admit that I’m five months pregnant so emotions and hormones are running wild right now. I couldn’t get that quote to stop rattling in my head all night though. I finally had to look it up and although this wasn’t the exact quote that was used I fell in love with this one: “Love is friendship caught fire; it is quiet, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection, and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Love is content with the present, hopes for the future, and does not brood over the past. It is the day-in and day-out chronicles of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories, and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you do not have it, no matter what else there is, it is not enough.” by Laura Hendricks Now if you are at all in a bad mood, hate romance or don’t want to hear about love and the quote above didn’t stop you yet than stop reading this right now. I mean it… I’m about to get real mushy on you because the truth is I am in love. I’m not in the sweet honey moon obsessed with my husband love, I was once, but we’ve now graduated into the having babies, father of my children, provider of our family, can’t get enough of him love and its amazing. Not every day is blissful but there are blissful moments in our every day. From good morning kisses to dirty dishes, staying up late talking with a little one still in our bed and one on the way, yes I love my with Richie and this season that we are in. Are there things that I wish were different? Do we have lots to work on and improve in? YES! But like the quote above says “If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you do not have it, no matter what else there is, it is...

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What are we so afraid of?
Oct17

What are we so afraid of?

I don’t know what it is about ART but I’ve noticed lately that when it comes to “sharing” is a hard thing to do with other artist. Wither its ideas, techniques, resources or simply giving encouragement it is not easy. I hate to say it but I’m guilty of this. I don’t know what it is we are so afraid.. maybe we see each other as competition or we think if we tell people how we do what we do they will do it better. I’ve had so many people, artist, teachers and friends pour into me along the way and I want to do that for others. Imagine what it would look like to have a community of artist working together and collaborating on things instead of working against each other. I want to change and break out of this “my ideas are only mine” mindset. We should SHARE. We should share everything! Nothing would be lost by sharing ideas but it could result in some beautiful art. So if you’re an artist looking for inspiration or help I may not be your answer but I’d love to get coffee with you, share ideas and have a good talk! I’ll start by sharing a wonderful post I read today on “brush lettering.” People have asked me how to do it and basically this is the best step by step explanation I’ve read! enjoy!...

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Love One Another
Jul24

Love One Another

Tonight as I pulled out my sketchbook I decided to branch out from my normal pens and try a new watercolor technique. I painted the words “love one another” because its such a great reminder to put people first.  Its easy to get caught up and start thinking the world revolves around our little life and forget about others.. (I mean or so I’m told). About halfway through making my print our dog started to bark at the door.  I thought she was just whining because Richie was outside working on the shed but it wasn’t until later that I realized a large present left on our steps.  The bag was full to the brim with much needed gifts and a super generous card that brought me to tears.  On the card were the words “We love because He first loved us… You. Are. Loved.” Its safe to say I was completely overwhelmed.I don’t have the slightest clue who dropped it off but I do know that it was definitely a God thing! I went back to finish my print and I couldn’t look at it the same anymore.  Something was different about it and I realized it was the words.  I got to really feel what its like when people love one another tonight and I am beyond thankful....

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