Kylie Sketches GIVEAWAY!
Jul03

Kylie Sketches GIVEAWAY!

Creative monthy email – Kylie Sketches * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name I’m excited to announce that I am setting up a monthly creative email full of sneak peaks of new art prints, encouraging quotes, updates to the Etsy shop and tons of free downloadable prints and giveaways! To kick it off for the next three day anyone who signs up is going to get a free USA “this is my home” digital print (perfect way to show off your patriotism this week). You can sign up below!...

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Help Heal the World
Jul01

Help Heal the World

Last night Richie and I went to hear the president of Rescue Freedom speak about his experiences in the organization. WOW serisouly we were blown away. Rescue Freedom is an organization that helps women and children be saved out of Human Trafficking. The phrase that stood out to me again and again in his talk was how we are called to “help heal the world.” I immediately went home and wrote that phrase down.. “help heal the world.”  I’ve heard it a bunch of times but it meant something different now.  When I read those words I am reminded again and again to love and help others not only because its the right thing to do but because its what we are called to do. I’m going to put a  print of “help heal the world” on the Etsy shop and any money received from this print will be donated directly to Rescue Freedom. There is a 5k run coming up on July 4th to help raise funds and awareness for Rescue Freedom.  You can find out more info about that at http://www.newlife.tv/5k/. You should check out the organization...

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You are my home
Jun25

You are my home

“Home” was such a funny word for me growing up because my family moved so much.  I can’t close my eyes and picture a house when I think of my childhood home, I instead picture my family.  I see my brother and I riding bikes to and from school together or all of us sitting down to enjoy a meal at the end of the day.  Home.. to me its not a house, its where you’re with the ones you love. This week I’ve been visiting my family down in Arizona and for the first time I referred to Washington as my “home” instead of AZ. Weird! I have my own family now… I’m married with a toddler and own a sweet little house in Poulsbo.  It really is my home.. they really are my home and I love it! I sketched the words “You are my home” and created this design to remind myself that it really doesn’t matter where I am in life as long as I’m with the ones I love....

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Kylie Sketches
Jun17

Kylie Sketches

Oh my word! I woke up last week to the sweet sound of my phone buzzing.  It was an alert from Etsy with a picture of a champagne bottle popping congratulating me on selling my first art print!  I set up an Etsy shop a few weeks ago with some of my sketches and art prints that can be digitally downloaded.   Now let’s stop right there and take a minute because that blows my mind in its self.  I upload my artwork on Etsy and if someone wants the print they pay a small price and get the digital files instantly to their computer so they can print it out and frame it themselves.  Etsy.. you’re so brilliant I could squeeze you! Anyway this whole thing has been challenging me to draw something every day wether I put it up or not I’m pushing myself creatively and that’s worth it!   My friends and family have started giving me projects here and there with different quotes, custom pieces and I’ve even been told to start writing my own quotes and then drawing them. Eeeek! I’m so excited I can’t even handle it, I mean not only am I doing something creative that I love but I’m also making money!  Ok I’m not rich or anything but the thought of someone wanting to pay money to hang my art in their home or at their office makes me smile a stupid little girl grin that I can’t get off my face. My whole goal in starting the Etsy shop was to help encourage others on a daily basis and what better way to do that than with art?  I know how challenging life can be… I’m a mom of a toddler and trying to balance life and two part time jobs.  Sometimes I just want a reminder that I’m doing a good job or that I’m loved. I named the shop Kylie Sketches because I wanted something super simple that gave the feel that its just one person doing some drawing and sharing them.  I think the shop name kind of nailed that perfect!  You can check out the shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/KylieSketches...

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Etsy shop is LIVE
Jun05

Etsy shop is LIVE

I decided against my own fears to open up a little Etsy shop!  People can instantly download any sketch or artwork I post and print it for themselves at home.  How genius is that? Seriously Etsy I could kiss you. Anyways I started the shop so I’d have a place I can drop all the sketches, art and prints I’ve been working on and to force myself to keep at it.  I’ve found when it comes to art you have to do little things every day to keep the creativity flowing.  I’ve also found that when you’re a mom to toddler you need to have some kind of your own hobby to keep yourself from going insane! I tried to think of a creative name and came up short so for now my shop is called KylieSketches.  Here’s to stepping out on a limb and taking a chance. Check me out at https://www.etsy.com/shop/KylieSketches...

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