Aug 12 2019

Garden Gate Mural Painting

Painting a mural has been on my “list” for a very, very long time.
Several weeks ago I decided I just needed to go for it and not over-think it.

My small side gate seemed like a good place to start.

I began by taking a picture of my gate and doing the design in ProCreate on my iPad.
Which worked out great for choosing colors that went well with my existing fence and house.
Then to Home Depot I went!

And I was SO not prepared for this!
In hindsight, I bought  WAY too much paint.
The quarts were quite the overkill as I didn’t use a entire sampler size in a single color.

I set up my camera and was going to video the process but realized a good 30 minutes into it that it only recorded about 3 minutes of me painting. ugh, next time.

Look at how happy I am to be finally doing this. ūüėČ
I believe a lot of my fear and procratination on projects like these comes from the possibility of not being happy with the finished product and having to spend time redoing them. I really need to get over this mindset.


All finished. I love how bright and cheery it ended up.
Hopefully my neighbors all like it too. haha! ūüôā

Oct 6 2015

6 Bag Giveaway & Big Hugs

It’s almost November and there is no better time to have a GIVEAWAY to tell you how thankful I am for YOU!¬†Being an artist can be a very lonely road at times and your encouragement through¬†Instagram, Facebook¬†and¬†personal emails¬†means a lot more to me than you can probably imagine. Thank you & BIG giant hugs to you!

p.s. these bags are a wonderful gift as they fit perfectly into a large envelope and are super easy to send.

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1. Leave a¬†comment¬†on this post: Telling me what¬†you’re most thankful for this month.¬†

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