Thursday, August 20, 2015

New Paintings!

I was in the creative zone the other morning! I only broke from my reverie when it was time for lunch and my husband forced me to stop for nourishment. I made five -- FIVE! -- paintings in total and I love -- like love LOVE! -- all of them.

Yeah, you know all that talk about being inspired by the colors of nature in my last post? Maybe you think I've gone bonkers because this definitely doesn't look like the typical hues of the approaching autumn season.

But...let me show you the immediate predecessors of this batch of paintings: 
That's 6AM on the left and 6PM on the right,
inspired by dawn and dusk respectively.

From those more muted tones of pink and blue, I made my way to these brighter and more vibrant hues. Notice the basic combination of pink and blue remains.

Here's the rest in the series!


...and Smile and Nod. :)

I hope you love them as much as I do!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August Freebie

I find it interesting how my palette naturally starts darkening when the seasons begin to change. It shows just how much I'm influenced by the colors of nature. All the pinks I'm so fond of darken into more subtle rose tones and I begin to incorporate much warmer hues.

You can see evidence of the changing seasons in this month's free print, Autumn Rise.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hey, woah.

Where have I been??!

You know when you start a business and you have all these grand plans? Maybe this rhetorical "you" is anal-retentive like me and draws up this huuuuuge list of everything she wants to accomplish. And she finds so much satisfaction is checking items off, one by one, as they're completed.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Postcard Project:
Anemones + Ranunculus

This week's postcard was inspired by some egg-doodling I did for Easter:

I meant to keep it simple.

I tried so hard to keep it simple.

I love the busy end result though.
If only I'd painted wooden eggs instead of real ones.
Next year.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Postcard Project:
Stargazer Lilies

Oops! I got a little behind on my weekly Postcard Project. I don't even remember what was taking up so much of my time. When I finally got back on track after a two-week hiatus, I had fresh lilies in the house.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Review of Society6 Products:
Tote Bag

Hi, everyone! I'm back with another review of Society6 merchandise.

Don't you dare call my super-cool eyeball tote bag creepy.

Don't. You. Dare.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Inspired by Roses:
Sponsored by The Bouqs

You know by now that I looove messing about with flowers, right?
My hashtag project #emojisinbloom is plenty of evidence of that.

So, when The Bouqs generously offered to send me some blooms to play with, I eagerly accepted!

Read on to see what happened next...