Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Etsy Shop Update

I have listed some new original art pieces as well as prints to my Etsy shop.

To celebrate the new releases I am offering a coupon code for this week only. You can use this code on any of the items in the shop.

These are just a few of the items that are available in the shop now


Friday, August 23, 2013

Please Pray


Last night the admitted my dad into the hospital to run test on his heart.

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Peek Inside My Sketchbook

Here is a peek at some of the things that I am working on in my sketchbook.


A simple black fine point pen really works great to clear out the designs that are floating around in my head.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Inspiration from the Garden

I thought I would share a few of the beautiful blooms from my garden today.




Thursday, August 8, 2013

Back to School Time

Yesterday was the girls first day of school at a new school. They are in 6th & 7th grades and this week is just 1/2 days so I am on the road a lot right now. Next week is full days so it won't be so bad.

I have gotten everything ready for lunches for next week and will be sharing some of the ideas that I had found around the web. I hope to be around here more next week.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Pattern Play

Simple tools sometimes make the best tools. This is the watercolor set that I am using right now. I have a few and this one is one of the most inexpensive ones that I have and I really love how concentrated the pigments are once they are good and wet. I use a Ranger Mini Mister for this task and wet the whole section that I want to use. I let it sit for about a minute and then use a water brush to pick up the color. I love that I have a bunch of colors to choose from without having the mix and a well for each color on the lid.

Here is an example of a finished flower after inking

and here are examples of color patterns that I played with gradually changing the colors.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Planner Update

I have come up with a way to organize my calendar to best use the space that I have for each day. I decided to use a Bic multi color pen and use one color for each of the categories.

I can see if there is something in each category quickly and be able to plan my day around each of them.

I even made tabs out of washi tape for my notes so that I can used them for various areas of my life.

15 years

Yesterday was my 15th wedding anniversary.

I look back at this picture and see how young I look in this picture.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Starting a New Plan

This month is a big month for our family. The girls will be starting back to school after 2 years of homeschooling, and I am working on a new business venture that I will be announcing soon. So this is going to be a very busy and very exciting time for me and my family.

Yesterday while we were out picking out school supplies for the girls I found this planner in one of my favorite colors. I was planning on just buying a small pocket planner but I really needed something more so this one ended up coming home with me.

I set down and and got to work planning my month and making sure that I had all my appointments down correctly and started to plan my blog post for the month. Because of how busy I know my month is going to be this will help me post on a consistent basis. I decided to use a 4 color pen to color code my entries.

  • Green for the girls
  • Blue for the blog
  • Purple for work
  • Pink for personal

I am a very visual person and I think will help me to find things quickly based on what I needing and keep me better organized.

As much as I love technology, a pen a paper is the best way for me to work out anything and planning things out on paper really works for me.

I found this on Instagram this morning and I really think it is perfect for my life at this stage right now, so I just had to share it..

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