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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 BFFs! It’s Pretty Pinterest is by far one of the prettiest …

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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, engineer or some other job that is stable and always in demand. My parents always encouraged the …

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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 other works in terms of composition, movement, and palette. They are soft and warm evoking warm summer …

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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). The main struggle was trying to capture …

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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 working with so many people like this in the creative industry that I’d like …

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How do you know when it’s time to start coaching?

One of my absolute favorite things is connecting with other creatives, encouraging each other, helping each other learn. The most powerful and meaningful for part of being an artist is bringing beauty and light into people’s lives. I think that is the most important part of creating. That should always be the main focus. When the goal changes from serving …

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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 acre most of which are dead, or are in …

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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 few months but the pieces are still in …

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Under $50 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is May 14, just one month away! Who knows your own mother better than you do! In the past I always got my mom flowers or jewelry. But over the past few years I’ve been thinking more creatively. I normally spend about $150 on mothers day between flower delivery and a card. Bonus bucks for brunch! All in …

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CEO Workshop Photos and Recap!

As promised here are some photos from my recent workshop as well as the youtube video explaining how it went and what went on! I hope you enjoy the photos all taken by Yetta Reid! If you like and want to use one of the photos please credit her!