Friday, July 21, 2017

Beauty All Around & DAISY MORNING

Watercolor - 11x15

'Even among the ever present uncertainty of life 
we must stay focused, clear and positive. 
Keeping our faith intact so that we will 
be able to see the beauty that is 
always all around us.'

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Watercolor & Words Wednesday - GRATITUDE JOURNALING

Instant Download Print - 8.5x11 inches

Gratitude is defined as 'the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness'. I have to admit that although I really try to feel grateful most of the time there are those days that I really have to work at it. My dad was one of the most positive people I have ever known. He lived his life without negativity and did not compare himself to others. I have always strived to be more like him but it is definitely a journey.

A gratitude journal is a wonderful and helpful way to practice thankfulness and develop a sense of overall wellness. These three printable journal sheets will help you focus on the things that are the most important in your life and improve your spiritual health.

Using a soft focus print of my own original watercolor painting I have designed three gratitude journal pages titled Daily Gratitude, Weekly Reflections and Gratitude Notes. The watercolor image provides a pretty background for your journaling along with some questions and prompts for your gratitude journey. Print as many copies as you want for writing daily, weekly or monthly.

You will also receive a copy of Free Tips For Gratitude Journaling as my gift to you. I invite you to view all three of my instant download Gratitude Journal designs in my Etsy Shop!


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Don't Be Afraid to Call Yourself An Artist!

Watercolor - 11x15

"If you hear a voice within you saying 'You are not a painter', then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced"   
~ Vincent Van Gogh ~
I love this quote by Van Gogh. If you create art - whether with paint, collage or clay - you are an artist. Period. My students often hesitate to call themselves an artist because they are new to the process, still learning and don't consider themselves good enough. But I remind them that we are all continuing to grow as artists, no matter how long we have been creating. We work hard, make mistakes, try new things. As long as we are creating, we are an artist!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Art With Heart Monday - Yellow Tulips

Watercolor - 11x15

'With the new day, comes new strength 
and new thoughts'
~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Creativity on the Stage - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

My mom came to visit us for July 4th when the kids and grandbaby were here and stayed an extra week after they all left. We always have fun seeing movies, eating out and shopping but this time I surprised her with tickets to see Beauty and the Beast at the Cumberland Playhouse in Crossville, TN.

My mom loves the theater and the production could not have been any better. They did an amazing job and the actress who played Belle was fantastic. As a visual artist and relatively shy person there is NO way I could get up on a stage and perform so I have a great appreciate for the creativity that goes in to a production like that. The acting, costumes, stage sets, singing and orchestra - amazing!!!