Friday, February 21, 2014

 “A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

It's a special little girl's fifth birthday tomorrow! I can't believe how fast the time has flown by. It seems like just yesterday I was looking at her sweet face for the first time! We will be spending the day baking a cake, playing games, having a special birthday dinner, and seeing a movie. Marli picked out all of our activities and she's so excited, Hunter is too because well...cake.

Fancy Florals.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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In the past week or so I have been going crazy pinning floral arrangements for inspiration. I picked up a brand new sketchbook and I want to fill it will ideas for future prints but also just to keep improving my sketching and painting abilities. I'll probably start a new feature on the blog showing off pages from my sketchbook but for now I thought I would share these pinspirations to get it going.
I love how different and unique every arrangement is and I'm really in love with the color combinations in these photos. Nothing beats fresh flowers and there are so many beautiful combinations to be made. I'm sure these blossoms will give me plenty of fuel to get my sketchbook up and running!
What are your favorite types of flowers?


Sunday, February 16, 2014

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

It's been a week full of hearts, chocolate, sweet music, and even sweeter littles. I hope that you all enjoyed your Valentine's Day! We sure did! 

Office Space.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

My husband and I have been talking about renovating my office in the near future so I've been spending some of my free time making mood boards. We are going to be building a desk and shelving onto the walls and adding tons of comfortable seating and fun colors. I have a really awesome vintage Tab filing cabinet that is over seven feet tall and I'm using it as inspiration because it's such a big statement piece. The cabinet is yellow, orange, and mustard and I love it. I wish I could find another like it but I haven't seen one anywhere. 
I love the color combinations in this mood board and the fun modern elements that still have a bit of a vintage twist. I want to keep the space really bright so I'm planing on white walls  and plenty of lighting. I want to add a few little novelty items to make the room feel more fun.
I'll probably change my mind about a million times before anything is final but I'm loving the idea of creating a new fresh space. 
How do you get inspired when re decorating a space in your home?


Friday, February 7, 2014

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

Marli had a little fun in her new ballet gear and spent time teaching Hunter how to spin. I loved all three of these pictures, I couldn't choose just one. They are too cute!

NOTEWORTHY // Art Supplies.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A question I get asked quite often is "What are your favorite paints?" or "What kind of brushes do you use?" so I thought I would compile a list of my favorite art supplies and share them with you.

1.//  I really love the colors of these Blick Artist's watercolor paints.You can buy each individual color and there are so many to choose from! 2.// I use my Moleskin watercolor sketchbook to doodle in. 3.// Everyone swears by Micron pens! 4.// I love this 28 well plastic folding palette, I use it all the time and it fold right up so the kids don't get in it! 5.// I've used Ticonderoga pencils since high school and our house is always stocked. 6.// Cold-pressed Arches watercolor pad. 7.// Dr. Ph Martin's India ink for calligraphy.
8.// I have a ton of different brushes but I really love these Dawler-Rowney watercolor brushes. I also have these from Artist's Loft for liner brushes. 9.// Recently I bought this Manuscript  Leonardt dip pen set and I use it all the time! It's great for practicing and I love the storage tin for the nibs! 10.//  Prismacolor kneaded eraser, because it's fun! 11.// This Paint brush holder, an upgrade from the mason jar. 12.// I have gone through two of these Artist's Loft water color palettes, I love them! They are so easy and the colors are great! The kids even have their own!

Do you have any favorites?

The February Preview.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

I've been gearing up for spring with a ton of new goodies! I'll be previewing a few more this week along with a free Valentine's Day printable!

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