How do you find inspiration? That's the question I find myself asking when I'm in a rut. I'll want to make some cool project I saw on Pinterest, or start a painting, even a sketch. I have all this motivation! Time! Supplies! And then....blah. Nothing. Blank. Everything seems lame. No idea sounds good. I can't… Continue reading 7 Ways to Spark Creativity!
Why dogs are like toddlers, and unfinished artwork.
We have two dogs. They are both rescues. We got the older one when he was about a year old. He is the smaller of the two , a terrier mix about 45 pounds. The second one is the younger, bigger one. We got him when he was a baby, and much younger than we… Continue reading Why dogs are like toddlers, and unfinished artwork.
Why Freckles and Flowers???
Choosing a name is sooooo difficult! I'm on my third name for my art pages. I know, right? There is nothing like the internet to make you feel like you don't have a single unique idea! My previous name was Handmade by JMJ. It worked, but I was not in love with it. Honestly, not… Continue reading Why Freckles and Flowers???
I've got some new items listed in my shop. Please stop by and check it out here. I enjoy baking in my spare time, and I have a killer sweet tooth, so sweets themed paintings weren't really too much of a leap for me. I started by thinking about what I liked to eat. I… Continue reading Sweet art!
Work in progress
My goal for this year is to really try and get my Etsy shop going. (You can visit it here.) I feel like I've done so much already, yet I've barely even scratched the surface of things to do. I feel a bit overwhelmed, but in a good way since this is something I really… Continue reading Work in progress
Thick paint/pallet knife painting
This is not a technique that I have tried myself, but I absolutely ADORE how it looks. In fact, I have a board on Pinterest that has a ton of this style of painting on it right here. I've also been looking at a painting blog, and I love her stuff. It's got flowers… Continue reading Thick paint/pallet knife painting
Drawing with paint
So, obviously, I am a little obsessed right now with these paints. Have I even said what kind they are??? They are Pebeo brand glass paints. Pebeo Fantasy Moon, Pebeo Prism and Pebeo Vitrail to be exact. The black is also Pebeo. It's their liquid leading. It also comes in silver, white, and glitter. I… Continue reading Drawing with paint
The stars fascinate me. They always have. I don't have a lot of knowledge about what's out there, but they intrigue me. I think I can identify about 4 things up there hahaha thank goodness for the Google Sky Map app. It's awesome. Tells you exactly what you're looking at. I'd like to do some… Continue reading Painting Inspiration
Too many ideas, too little time
I have to say that sometimes I am just overwhelmed by the amount of ideas I have and the things that I would like to get done. I make myself lists upon lists upon lists and consider it a good day/week if I accomplish half of them. Realism, right? I always say that my full… Continue reading Too many ideas, too little time