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Fairy Slipper – Follow the Painting

Another Follow the Painting post! This one is a little simpler than the foxy little fellow I did in my last painting post. As a rule, wildflowers will always be simpler than creatures with hair. As always, start with a... Continue Reading →

Why Procrastination Makes Me a Better Person

via Daily Prompt: Later "Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today." - Mark Twain. If you have a mother and a goal, you've probably heard some variation of the above sentiment. Mothers care and goals are pressing,... Continue Reading →

Foxy Details – Follow the Painting

  Here, we have another follow-the-painting post! Woohoo! My pixie-in-law liked a pin on Pinterest, it popped up in my notifications, and I. Fell. In. Love! She loves foxes, I love foxes, and a related image just swept through my imagination... Continue Reading →

Follow the Painting – Mini Roses

I've been steadily adding to my collection of little gouache paintings. I'm sticking with the nature theme for now, and it's working really well. I thought you might like to see a little bit of my artistic process, so I... Continue Reading →

Acrylic, Goauche, and Watercolor – what to use and when

Yeah, no. I'm not actually going to tell you what to do with your life, let alone your art supplies. Just not that kinda girl. You got your paints, and you gonna do what you wanna do... but here's what I've... Continue Reading →

Why photos from your smartphone don’t usually look as good…

So I've been taking pictures with cameras since back when they had those disposable cameras for a dollar that had the little spinny dial and digital photography was considered new, weird, and no one understood how such voodoo was possible.... Continue Reading →

Bubble Seasons: a painting story

I got to do something very grown-up and artistic this month. I got a right fancy art commission - like, when someone actually asks you to do a painting and wants to pay you for it. It made me feel like... Continue Reading →

10 Things I Love About Winter

Due to the cyclical nature of the family business, many hoards of people have asked me over the years, "What's your favorite season? [Insert current season here], right?" While I do love the whole year (Summer is all about riding, sunshine,... Continue Reading →

1 Great Truth to living a Successful Life

In the last few months, I've been musing on what it takes to live well, and I thought I'd float 1 Great Truth here. It isn't the truth, or even the Truth, and it certainly isn't THE GREAT TRUTH, but it is... Continue Reading →

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