Do you ever feel like you’re just to busy running to take the time to create something? Or what about when you’re on vacation you suddenly get inspired and wish you had something to record your vision? If you know what I’m talking about, then I’m here to share with you how to get your own perfect art supply bag to always be prepared for creating on the go!Read More
June’s Free Hand-lettered Bible Verse Art Print and Desktop and Mobile Wallpaper Download
I’m a little late to the game this month y’all, but better late than never is what I say! Get your free bible verse wallpaper and print download now.
I really enjoyed creating this month’s bible verse, staying in the same theme of abundance. I hope you are enjoying these as much as I am .Read More
Here are two simple ways to stop your creative block and get to painting!
Ever struggle with that dang creative block that seams to come from nowhere and prevents you from doing what you want to be doing? A lot of times as your working on finding that inner creative voice, you try new styles of painting with different color choices than normal. Well… if you are experiencing a block, or a difficult time finishing a piece, you may want to try going back to your favorites!Read More
May Hand-lettered Scripture Art Print and Download
So here is how God blesses us …
Gods grace is not attached with God’s wealth or His love, that He should give a little less than required (what we deserve) or give us just a little at a time.
In other words, we open our hands wide to receive God’s blessings and we keep them open wide and give each one away!
What good would all this abundance of blessings be if we didn’t use them. Imagine a fountain gushing forth with water. This is the picture of what God is doing here for us with his blessings. How would we use all these blessings if we kept them and held onto them all? We wouldn’t be able to!Read More
Want to know how to create your own color palette for your next painting?
I used a mix of some small craft paints and artist level paints to create the palette I had in mind. Really I just grabbed whatever paints I had on hand in the color I had in mind. After some little tweaks and add in’s here and there,I was loving it!Read More
April’s Hand-lettered Scripture Art Print and Download
This months scripture has been a very meaningful one for my family. I’ve written it in the front of my journal every time I’ve started a new one just as a reminder to keep this my focus. And every time I wonder how the heck He is going to do it… He always always comes through on this promise.Read More
March’s Hand-lettered Scripture Art Print and Download
This might just be my favorite download yet! Scripture on abundance set on top of this whimsical abstract background of blue’s and corals.Read More
I’m so excited to have my second freebie for you today!
I’m continuing with the them inspired by my word of the year for 2019, ABUNDANCE. This month I’ve hand-lettered another favorite scripture to inspire you for the month of February for you to download.Read More
I wanted to share with you a few ways that I plan on crushing it in 2019!
Be sure to check out my Facebook Live where I discuss all of these with you.Read More
January 2019 Free Desktop Wallpaper
I’m kicking off 2019 with my first freebie of the year. I have been wanting to create and giveaway wallpapers and just haven’t had the chance. But I wanted to make it happen this year.
Y’all know I’m a believer in surrounding yourself with inspirational words and quotes. We spend so much time on our screens and I love being able to have this where we can see it at any moment of the day.Read More
Hindsight is a gift. It opens a window of clarity not accessible in real time. Shows you that no part of your journey was wasted. Then it invites you to trust that today's mess is tomorrow's message and masterpiece.
It tells you that He meant what He said - All things work together for good. - Priscilla ShirerRead More
Y’all, how is Christmas less than 20 days away? Did it sneak up on you like it did me?
As a girl entrepreneur and small business owner, I’ve got some great insight for you on getting that perfect gift for your best girlfriend who’s a go-getter herself!
I had so much fun creating my Ultimate Gift Guide for The Creative Kid I couldn’t wait to do another. This one might just be my favorite and maybe because I would love to get everything on the list!
This was also one of my favorite graphics too create because just look at all that fun color! I’m such a sucker for artsy and colorful.
And here we go, the ultimate gift guide for the girl entrepreneur.
Studio Oh! Hardcover Medium Coptic-Bound Journal This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this journal. I’m a big believer in journaling for anyone but for the girl who runs her own business or is a go-getter, keeping a journal has many benefits. This particular brand is my absolute favorite and I have a stack of these already all filled out. The special deconstructed spine is key here, the pages lay absolutely flat which make it so easy to write on both the front and back of each page. Definitely a must.
Cozy Slippers with Faux Fur On most days as a business owner I’m working from home, either on my couch or in my art studio. I make it a point to get dressed every day as if I’m leaving to go to work BUT I’m not ashamed to say I keep my cozy slippers on pretty much the whole day. I mean if you can’t have certain perks from working from home, what’s the point, right? This slippers are perfect because even though they’re comfy they’re also pretty! And feeling pretty is a big confidence booster which is necessary when running a business,
Monogrammed Porcelain Floral Mug Cute coffee mugs are a must! At least for coffee addicts like me I have no idea what I would do without them. I use at least one a day and I also collect them. For any of your coffee or tea loving friends, this is a gift that’s perfect for them! The best part? They’re so affordable. And so cute!
Grapefruit Moisturizing Lip Balm You really can’t ever go wrong buying a girl some good lip balm. And did you know that citrus scents are known to help stimulate the brain and creativity. This Burt’s Bees grapefruit lip balm is perfect for your girl entrepreneur friend.
She Believed She Could So She Did Travel Mug Just as a coffee mugs important to the girlboss, so is a travel mug. I love this one with such a great statement and pretty rose gold lid.
Daily & Monthly Planner A planner is a huge must for anyone who wants to accomplish big goals and dreams. Now I’ve tried the tech version and I’ve found that paper planners are what works best for me. I’ve discovered through research this is true for most creatives and goal oriented business owners. This year is my first year going with the Day Designer. I’m trying this route because of its daily view page contains hourly schedule in 30-minute increments, top 3 priority items, to-do list and notes section. This will provide a way for me to utilize the Time-Blocking Method preferred by a lot of creative entrepreneurs.
Wireless Apple AirPods Music, Podcasts and even YouTube are something I listen to daily. In the car I use my earbuds to learn from podcasts and listen to music while my boys are watching their movies. Even while I’m working on my laptop or at my easel painting and listening to something. These wireless earbuds really come in handy and make it so much easier to learn and grow and be inspired for your girl entrepreneur friend’s business!
Grapefruit and Sea Salt Wood Lid Filled Jar Candle I’m such a believer in having not just an efficient and organized space to work in but also a pretty space filled with delectable sounds and scents to help motivate and inspire you to create and accomplish tasks. A pretty candle is just a necessity for an girlbosses workspace. And again, grapefruit not only smells yummy but the citrus scent will contribute to your motivation!
Super Soft Knitted Throw Blanket A pretty and soft throw blanket goes back to the same thing I feel about having a pair of pretty and comfy slippers. There are times when your working on your laptop or even recording a video at your desk, you just need to be wrapped up in something soft and comfy. I love this blanket for having as a pretty accessory in the office or studio but also able to use for warmth and comfort when you need it.
Watercolor Fruit Hand and Body Care 3 Piece Tin Gift Set Every girl needs some good lotion. This set is beautiful as well with floral watercolor labels in a pretty tin box ready to give as a gift. This 3 piece gift contains Grapefruit hand cream, Coconut Hibiscus hand cream and Blackberry Vanilla body cream with shea butter and all paraben free. This is the perfect gift!
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If you have any other gift guides you’d like me to create, let me know in the comments below! I’m really excited for my first season of gift guides and I have so much fun making the graphics for them!
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Watch this video to learn exactly how to paint your own nativity scene or a simple baby Jesus in the manger on canvas.
With complete list of resources and tools.Read More
The Creative Kid’s Ultimate Gift Guide
The time for holiday shopping is here!
While most of you reading this are likely moms shopping for your family, if you’ve got a kid that has an interest in art and craft’s, I’ve got you covered! Here’s the deal, as an artist and creator of things myself, I do take the tools and supplies I use seriously.Read More
This special Barn Painting series was inspired by Fall - with soothing neutral earth tone colors and lots of texture
For some reason or another, I was feeling reminiscent on our time living in Iowa and Texas. Traveling back and forth from Tennessee, we were surrounded with the most beautiful country scenery, which included some of the most gorgeous barns in our country.
A Fall gift for you! My whimsical Fall leaves watercolor and hand-lettered print. Download this illustration now and save to your computer to print however you choose.Read More
Just like every artist has their own style, they also have their go-to tools they use in almost all of their art to create the look they have become known for.
These two gel mediums have become my absolute favorite's!
Because I don't feel like you have to use expensive brand name art products to create a beautiful piece of fine art, I use various types of paint in my work. However I've learned certain methods for creating that certain oil paint look or for just adding more texture to the paint.
Is Imposter Syndrome Affecting Your Dream for what you want in this life?
I shared this recently on my Facebook and Instagram page and it sparked quite a bit of interest and conversation. Here's what I said in my post,
Y’all, this is how I feel about all the ideas around and in my brain right now... I have so many and I’m so excited about them!
BUT, I’m finding that I don’t have enough time to put into them OR I just second-guess the idea and put it off.
Y’all, what is about creatives and entrepreneurs? I’m reading more and more about this thing called imposter syndrome and it’s real!
Anyone else struggle with this? How do you overcome it and what methods do you use?
A Case of the Imposter Syndrome is Legit
Wikipedia's definition is this... " (also known as impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud"."
Speaker and expert Valerie Young, author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer From the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It says,
"While the impostor syndrome is not unique to women, women are more apt to agonize over tiny mistakes, see even constructive criticism as evidence of their shortcomings, and chalk up their accomplishments to luck rather than skill. They often unconsciously overcompensate with crippling perfectionism, over preparation, maintaining a lower profile, withholding their talents and opinions, or never finishing important projects."
Ugh... hello! I'm over here raising my hand big time y'all. I feel like this has described who I was for so many years of my life. But there is so much freedom in knowing that it's not just me, that it's a common occurrence for so many other women.
Valerie has found that there are five subgroups to this common experience...
The Natural Genius
The Rugged Individualist
In an article The Five Types Of Impostor Syndrome And How To Beat Them by Fast Company, they say,
"...studies suggest 70% of people experience impostor syndrome at some point in their career."
In Yes, Impostor Syndrome Is Real. Here's How to Deal With It, Time says, "One of the first steps to overcoming impostor feelings is to acknowledge the thoughts and put them in perspective. You can also reframe your thoughts. "
Let's get down to the bottom of what's stopping us from fully pursuing our passion.
It's time we become aware so we can change how we think and start making our dreams the reality that they can be! You got this!
And remember this my sweet creative friend...
For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10
You are a masterpiece. In this scripture, masterpiece also means "the best of the best"!
I mean how much more beautiful and affirming can that be.
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