Saturday, April 20

Spreading a little earth day love...

Spreading a little earth day love to you today!

20% off all prints & originals right here in the shop!
Saturday, April 20- - Wednesday, April 23

Coupon Code: earthday

In honor of Earth Day 20% of all proceeds will go to  Plant with Purpose
They are amazing.They do amazing things. For this life and for eternity.

Every dollar = a tree!

Earth day art is being featured over at  Namaste Cafe today.


Friday, April 19

Best Day Ever

I haven't blogged in so long,
but a few Sundays ago was the best, unexpected day ever.
This picture says it all. 

Nothing less than THRILLING.
The look on his face is priceless.
One of those moments you just want to freeze and hang on to.

We went for a ride around the lake.

Jack kept saying, 
"I'm doing it!!!"

The best.

"I've always dreamed of riding my bike with 2 wheels."
The first thing he said when he came down stairs the next morning was
"Can you believe I rode my bike with two wheels?"

And of course Joshy would not be left behind.
 He jumped up on Jack's little bike and figured out how to ride within days.
And he is so happy to be a big boy,


I know I've slacked off the blogging wagon
but I've been making and making and making at night
and it feels really good and productive.

One of my big, huge art dreams is coming true.
I kind of don't even want to speak it out loud...
and just wait to make sure it doesn't disappear in a poof of smoke.
but I kind of can't even keep it in.

My art work will be represented by A.D. Lines at Surtex this year.
So I'm making all kinds of collections.
And trying not to get too excited.


I'm so, so inspired by you.
Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting and encouraging and sharing.

I've received a handful of emails from people letting me know that
they have started art journaling scripture,
or added a little bit of art to their writing journal.
Yay!!!!! That's my whole point!

To be honest, the 31 days was WAY more work and time
than I ever imagined it could be.
The reason I chose it, was to get scripture inside
my (our) hearts and minds and into my (our) lives.
To "work out my salvation"

I love if you are still patiently following along,
even though it might take 10 more years to actually finish
And it's totally worth the work if you try something (anything) new
take a risk, and get a chance to explore God's Word in a new way.
You know?

And a little midmorning snack...

Squirt bottles.
best/cheapest toy ever from the 99 Cent Store.
This kept him busy for hours upon hours upon days.

And finally! We planted a flower garden.
mammoth sunflowers, pumpkins and a bunch of wildflowers.
last year our garden was eaten by critters before it even had a chance to grow.
This year... I'm hopeful!

Happy Friday, Peeps!


Monday, April 8

Inspirational Owl Mixed Media Collage

Meet my little family of owls.
There are owls everywhere around here.
Here is the first bunch.
And I'm loving painting these little guys.

I know, I know everyone has done owls,
but I still love painting them. 

And I'm realizing that I really enjoy painting in a series
because I get better with every painting.
Painting the same subject, or in the same style
gives me time and space to explore.
I can't explain exactly what it is,
but I am loving it. 
I just listed these in the shop.


Wednesday, April 3

Happy Spring Break and other stuff...

It's official: Spring Break is here!

We are celebrating with a quick get away to Las Vegas.
Lots of pool time and walking around and long naps
I love getting away, but even more than that, I love coming home.


I dressed these guys up in their Easter best,
and do you think  I could get even one good picture of the 2 of them?!?!?


I think this is my favorite picture of the day.
She was trying to talk to him through the suit,
and he was so confused.


At night I've been painting my heart out.
That's why I haven't been blogging
like I said before, I can't figure out how to do both.
So I've opted for painting.
 Here's a little preview...


As I told you in this post I signed on with a licensing company
Which is really exciting.
I'm just not really sure what it means right now.
I'll let you know when I know...


Finally, 31 days of Scripture Art Journaling! 
Don't give up on me quite yet...
I have the posts written,
I just need to make them,
take photos, edit & upload....
I WILL finish. I promise.


Jack: Hey mom, Let's talk about putting things up our noses.
I'll put a volcano up my nose. What do you want to put up your nose?


And as for spring break, I'm going to...

1.Finally (FINALLY!) finish Jacks room
that's been half done for forever.

2. Stay up late painting. and painting. and more painting.

3. Hem/fix a pile full of clothes I've been putting off.

5. Get us back to eating healthy.
6. Get my phone back and get on instagram already. sheesh.

7. Make spring bud vases that I've had in my
 imagination for about a year now.