Thursday, September 7, 2017

... make someones day

Sometimes... when you're not having the best day ... or your heart is just a little achey breaky... I truly believe that God answers your prayers with a little whisper in your ear.

I woke today to a couple friends little cuteness comments about me on facebook, and also a sweet text from another friend telling me thank you for some little thing i did for her. (it's got a place on her desk - so awesome) 

These subtle messages/reminders from God probably happen to people lots of times, but we aren't always listening or seeing it. Today i noticed. Thank you Lord for these blessings just when i needed it.


 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

art happens

So i couldn't sleep, which is INSANITY, because i could barely keep my eyes open at work, i was literally nodding off while eating supper, but after a phone call or 2 it was soon 10pm, and i was wide awake and so i picked up my ipad and got to drawing. Then, i couldn't stop. Truth be told, i slept right thru my triple alarms this morning. i got to work an hour late and now i am again struggling to keep my eyes open. Vacation messes with your routine, and i hope i get my sleep mojo back in check SOON! ugh. #frustrating
here is last nights insomnia art:




ROAD TRIPPIN! Montana & Wyoming 2017

What an awesome trip! Shout out to my brother and Anna for letting me tag along on your vacation! The mountains and the scenery, the people and the company, the history and the tours... it was a trip I will never forget. I took almost 2500 pictures, and I spent 90% of the time being unplugged from social media. The signals were spotty at best, and it ended up being pretty cool that way. I will post more photos online, but for now I will share the trip Instagram ❤️ it's good to be home, but won't lie, the mountains captivated me & I am longing to take 3000 more pictures out there. https://instagram.com/backroads.and.carsnacks



Monday, June 19, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

so this happened

my kiddo and i are BIG fans of the KDWB morning show. We think we know them, talk about them like they are our friends... well today Mackenzie got to be on their show!! bucket list item for sure!! and i must say - she did so well!!! she was not nervous and was a total radio natural! Way to go Kenz!!! that was SO COOL!!! and thanks for the shout outs to your momma ♥

https://www.facebook.com/TheDaveRyanShow/videos/10155401764704154/


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

To sell or not to sell

Don't get me wrong, i want to share my art!! I love sharing it! I just haven't found the outlet that feels quite right yet. I do sell on Etsy, but i am unable to create high quality prints on my own, so it's a good way to sell originals. I started a Society6 site, and this has great quality print-on-demand options, and offers many more things beyond just "prints"... BUT, the big butt is... i make a very very minimal cut of the price. I mean like less than 10% on prints, and as small as 50 cents for a full set of greeting cards, $1 on phone cases... etc etc, you get it.  This seems uncomfortable to me. It feels like I am giving Society6 all the profits, but i have to remind myself that this way i do not have to invest in the printer. They do all of the shipping, as well as they handle all the money & production & shipping etc. Trade-offs i guess huh? I have to look at it also as an outlet to get my art out into the universe and off of the computer screens of social media. Most of us are becoming pretty content at just cyber-gazing and not owning anymore. I am guilty of it too. It's blatantly evident by the size of my pinterest account and the new flagging of Instagram posts (love)

Anyway, if you are still reading... thanks for tolerating my rant. Ahhh artist problems :)

Life is so damn good, and art is like the sprinkles on this cupcake of life. i love sprinkles.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturday kitchen adventure

So Friday Mackenzie and I went to Beauty and the Beast (ahhhhhhhmaazing-LOVED it) and we did a bit of shopping afterwards. Kenz mentioned that she had been so hungry for French macarons lately - random. Sooo, she gets a pack of them from homegoods and they are a huge disappointment . Soooo after I dropped them off at the Pub Putt I decided to Google and YouTube the fussy little cookies. This is my result.... I have to say, they were a bit particular, they are not really so hard to make! And woah the home made ones blow away the dried up store versions. SO YUMMY. These are fresh raspberry lemon almond . I will most definitely make these again and try some of the millions of flavor possibilities . I'm excited to surprise Kenzie with them when she gets home. Now I will put my feet up for a while while I wait for my sober cab call :)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Traditional meets Digital

traditional watercolor, with digital hand lettering on the iPad
traditional watercolor in my new Moleskine sketchpad,
then hand lettered digitally on my ipad
i love my tiny new Moleskine watercolor sketchpad!!!

True North