Monday, July 5

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Okay, the baby is with his grandparents and I've been painting.

Julie emailed me about creating a piece in her house for her family's foreign exchange students.

They've had several students from different countries and she wanted something colorful to put in their room.

She chose the quote "Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."
which is one of my favorites.
I thought of collaging the worldinthe center made out of maps.

She had the idea of including a flag from each of the countries that her exchange students were from,

One of her sons is adopted from Kazahkstan, so we included that flag too.
I started with the idea, and just kept adding layers of paper and paint and maps, until I finally felt like I was finished.

Thank you Julie!


  1. Love the layering. Could you show us a detail of the world?

  2. I love your blog and am so glad you posted it on fb! Your art encourages me even in little tiny pictures on my little tiny phone as I nurse in the night. My home is filling up with your happy works :)

  3. Amazing paintings - really beautiful. I love love the colours; :)

  4. Amazing paintings - really beautiful. I love love the colours. :)

  5. very cool. very, very cool.

  6. Erin this is a great piece!!!

  7. What a wonderful idea. I love that you were able to incorporate it all without looking cluttered. Great job and I'm sure the students will love it!

  8. I love that idea and you made it so fun and beautiful. I gave you a sunshine award a couple of blogs ago because you always lift my soul when I visit!

  9. Wow Erin!! I absolutely love this one!! Your talent never ceases to amaze me!! You are the coolest! :)Kristi