Scribbles & Strokes

Madewell Pop-up Show Dec. 16

Madewell Pop-up Show Dec. 16

Don’t have any plans this weekend? (who am I kidding, it’s the holiday season, of course you have plans). But!!!! If you’d like to swing by one more holiday party I’d love to party with you! My sister-in-law, Talia Olmstead owner and creator of The White Hearth and I...

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Under $100 Holiday Gift Guide

Under $100 Holiday Gift Guide

Tis the season for gift giving! Though the month of December 10% of every sale is going to Lifesong for Orphans, to learn more about my partnership with them this holiday season, learn more here There are so many people to give gifts to this season, mothers, sisters,...

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Season of Giving: Life Song for Orphans

Season of Giving: Life Song for Orphans

This year I’m so excited to be donating to a charity I believe in! For the entire month of December, I’m donating 10% of every sale to Life Song for Orphans. Orphans and adoption have always been something that has weighed on my heart. There are so many unwanted,...

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CYBER MONDAY SALE!

CYBER MONDAY SALE!

Here is what you can expect from my Cyber Monday Sale! First Email list subscribers get to start the shopping a day early on Sunday! (nuts I know!) So if you want to make sure you don't miss out on the early bird shopping SUBSCRIBE NOW! (this email list is completely...

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Picking the Perfect Frame

Picking the Perfect Frame

Sometimes we all need a little help making choices. Here are some surefire ways to pick the perfect frame for your piece of art and a guideline for choosing frames.   Does the frame clash with the colors in the painting? When considering what frame to choose taking...

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“Me too” and a Culture of Fear

“Me too” and a Culture of Fear

[Triggor Warning] If you haven't heard of the "Me Too" campaign it is a movement started by Alyssa Milano in the wake of all of this Harvey Weinstein scandal. The goal is to draw attention to the sexual assult and or harassment women endure. This whole Me Too campaign...

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Put on Your Lipstick

Put on Your Lipstick

Yesterday was one of those days where I felt like I was running all day, hardly engaged with my thoughts, only thinking about the next item on the to-do list.   I had meetings in the morning, I was painting all day, I had taxes to do in the afternoon and I had a...

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Abstraction is all Around

Abstraction is all Around

  *Note * None of the works of art depicted from other artists were created with the intent to portray their counterpart in nature I point out. All works of art and photographs are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect the ideas of the artists or...

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On the importance of color in your life

On the importance of color in your life

It is hard to imagine a life without color. The truth is we don’t all exactly know the colors that someone else sees. We all probably see colors a little differently, different shades, different tones. We know that color blindness exists and some people cannot see...

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Trying Out Genie Canvas!

Trying Out Genie Canvas!

I've been wanting to try this product forever. My biggest headache when shipping really large pieces of art is they can be so expensive, and you still run this risk of the piece being damaged or warped during shipment. Shipping art has caused more headaches and tears...

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Follow me, a Washington D.C. abstract artist as I tackle living in the city, the art community, staying creative, giveaways and more, all on the blog! Here you’ll find stories about art, color theory, abstraction, lessons I’m learning, amazing places, amazing people and more. I love collaborating! If you’d like to contribute to my blog, just pitch me your ideas. If you’d like me to guest blog for you, just ask! It’s always my pleasure! If you’re a reader, and there is a particular topic you’d like to see me cover, please either pitch the idea in the comments or send me an email! I’m always happy to write on topics of your choosing! Thanks for reading along, and if you like, don’t hesitate to share the love!