Scribbles & Strokes

What’s the Deal with Art Shipping?

What’s the Deal with Art Shipping?

Shipping is the worst part of being in the art industry. I’ve shipped some pieces to clients where shipping cost more than the painting itself! WHAAAA?! That’s crazy talk. It is crazy talk, I’m fully aware. I have cried more about shipping than over anything else in...

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My Favorite Social Media Platform!

My Favorite Social Media Platform!

Pinterest is my favorite social media platform! What?!? You thought it was going to be Instagram didn’t you? Nope! Pinterest is far and away my favorite platform! Here are the reasons why I love it, why you should love it too, and why you and I should become Pinterest...

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Struggling with my “Artist” Identity

Struggling with my “Artist” Identity

All photos by Anna Mayer Photo One of the scariest and most embarrassing things ever is calling myself an "artist." When children are little, most parents don’t dream of their children becoming artists. Most parents would prefer their child become a doctor, lawyer,...

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Introducing the Better Together Series

Introducing the Better Together Series

The Better Together series is a two part series. The pieces in the first section are “Be Free, 36”x48”, “Bare Your Soul,12”x12”, “Brace Yourself, 11”x14”, “Back For More, 11”x14”, “Brilliant Idea, 6”x6”, and “Bad Idea, 6”x6” These pieces are similar to most of my...

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Paris, a Brief Recap

Paris, a Brief Recap

Photo by Elizaveta Photography  I had never been to Paris, which is why it was essential that we spent two weeks there in order to see everything I needed to see. Here is a brief recap of the places Joel and I went. All my photos were taken on iPhone (boo, I know)....

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Vendor List

Vendor List

Photo by Laura Metzler, Event coordination and design by Ida Rose Events, Flowers by Sweet Root Village Have you ever worked with someone and thought, "Man! they get it!! They're amazing. I'd do anything to work with them again!" I have had the distinct pleasure of...

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Three Roses Mini Series

Three Roses Mini Series

The three burnt roses mini-series was inspired after doing garden work. My husband and I bought a little house in December. It really wasn’t till the spring that we realize how much needed to be done on our little half acre of land. We have over 26 trees on this half...

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My Homemade Ramen

My Homemade Ramen

I’m not a food blogger. I don’t pretend to be, but enough of you replied to my Instagram story asking me for my homemade ramen recipe that I’m obliged to share it! In order to understand how to make this recipe, one must understand my general cooking philosophy. I was...

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Coming to Marriott Hotels

Coming to Marriott Hotels

That’s right! Some of my paintings are going to be in Marriott hotels! No I’m not doing anything exciting like creating a batch of custom pieces for them, but I am leasing them the rights to a few of my prints. I’m hoping to have photos to show y’all within the next...

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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!