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New Products!

It’s been a long time coming and I haven’t had the time to make all of my paintings into products (I’ll get there eventually). But I just wanted to take the time to direct your attention to the place I will be furnishing my entire home with. To give you an idea of what I mean by new products, here …

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Full Time Dream Documentary

Wouldn’t it be nice if you got paid to do what you love? What if you could live out your dream every day, even if it was scary? That’s all that these other entrepreneurs and I are trying to do. Johnny Dubbaneh and Aaron Tucker made this short documentary “Full Time Dream” featuring me and other artisans who are on …

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Made with Love Journal

My time with with the wonderful ladies of Made with Love Journal. These ladies are truly in the encouragement business. When Rachel came over to photograph me painting, just chatting with her was like talking to a friend. These ladies encourage creatives, take breathtaking photos, and engage with those around them in a graceful way. Read about our time together …

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What’s a Medium?

Terminology & Why Mediums Matter I recently met a local artist and asked her, “what medium do you use?” she looked at me blankly then asked, “What is a medium?” Since this conversation, I’ve asked a few of my friends if they know what a medium is, or if they know what mixed media or multimedia, means. A couple of …

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5 Reasons Some Pieces Take Longer Than Others

“Why do some pieces take longer than others?”

That’s a great question, I’m glad you asked. Recently a friend asked me this question and here are the reasons why pieces take longer or shorter. My pieces take anywhere from a week to several months to complete. Here are the main reasons why a piece takes longer or shorter amounts of time.

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Valentine’s Day Brunch

I teamed up with food writer and friend Chelsea Moore to put together a how-to guide on celebrating Valentine’s Day with brunch, booze, art, and music.

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Artsy Craftsy

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Artsy Craftsy & The Battle with Childhood [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] What do you think of when I say, “artsy, craftsy?” (I know “craftsy” is not a word, but we’ve been saying it forever, so play along) Perhaps you conjure up images of your great …

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Wedding Backdrops

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”https://christineolmstead.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/wedding-backdrop-1.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” animation=”top” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Hello Friends! I’m so excited to announce that I’m starting to make custom wedding backdrops. Check it out!  I was so excited when Claire Duran Events contacted me asking if I wanted to collaborate with her …