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Christmas Candy Canes and Vines

    I know we just finished Halloween and we haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving yet, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t thinking about Christmas yet! For me, being a lover of the color red, when I think of Christmas, candy canes always pop into my head right away. This year I have created a new Christmas design called Christmas Candy Canes and Vines. My usually color pallet is a […]

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Be Someone That Makes You Happy

It seems like no matter where I look, I see so many people that seem so unhappy. I see people that are angry, bitter, jealous, and sometimes just downright mean, but happy people are hard to find. Why not be someone that make you happy? So many people say if they could meet that perfect mate that you would happy. Or if they had this or that, then they would […]

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12 Doodle Days of Christmas

This year for Christmas I thought it would be fun to create my own version of the classic “12 Days of Christmas“. With that in mind, this year I created the “12 Doodle Days of Christmas” of which I have been posting a new day everyday on Facebook and Instagram. If you have missed it, here is the entire “12 Doodle Days of Christmas” for you to enjoy! Hopefully by the […]

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Fight for What You Love

In January of this year I published my first art book.  This book is a collection of my doodle art and watercolor paintings.  With each painting I have told a story from my life and/or personal experience from my journey on being an artist.  I’m excited to share with you one chapter from my book.  This week is Chapter Number 4: Fight For What You Love. There was a time in the beginning of […]

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Look For Hidden Blessings

At the beginning of 2016 I published my first art book.  This book is a collection of my watercolor paintings accompanied by a story from my life and personal experience from my journey on being an artist.  I’m excited to share this with you over the next year. I realize that not every day is a good day, but that doesn’t mean that good things don’t happen every day! During […]

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Artist, Dreamer, Eternal Optimist: Business Card Designs

Most people who have a job or business have a business card. That card usually has such information as the company name and contact information. It also has the person’s name and their position or title. To me the most interesting part of a business card is the position or title. Some of these positions and titles are typical like, President, Account Manager, Administrative Assistant, etc. Several years ago I […]

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  Change doesn’t always come with options. When a loved one dies, you usually don’t have an option. When you get older and your body goes through different changes, you don’t always have an option with that one either. However, I am talking about changing my art and with that I am finding an abundance of options. As for the types of art I can make, I am finding the […]

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Change is a funny little thing! Sometimes it is good and sometimes it is not so good. There are subtle changes that come along with nature such as the changes our bodies go through. It seems like with every 10 years of age there comes some sort of physical change that my body has gone through, which usually hasn’t been something to brag about. On the other hand, when I […]

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Don’t Give Up!

Every project that I create is special to me, however from time to time I create a project that is really extra special to me. This is one of those very extra special projects that I am really excited about and proud of. I have created many watercolor paintings with sayings that I have posted on Facebook and Instagram. For this project I wanted to take 50 of these paintings […]

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Accomplishment Journal

I am all about getting things done and having accomplishments. Every night after I go to bed and before I go to sleep, in my mind I list five things that I am grateful for. Then I list five things that I accomplished that day. And then I think about my goal. Since I started this practice I have noticed how much more I accomplish every day. Granted, most of […]

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