New Paintings! “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

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This might not be common knowledge, but I was actually an English major. I’ve always been a huge bookworm. Yes, I was that weird girl in school walking around with her nose stuck in a book, and I perfected the fine art of reading and walking at the same time.

Even before I could read, I made art. For years, I’ve been looking for ways to marry my love of books and art.

This idea came to me when I was figuring out what to do with a pile of 8x8x1.5 canvases I bought on sale a few years ago. I realized the canvases would stand up by themselves and I thought, why not make a series of paintings to sit on a bookshelf. Gasp! What about a literary series?! A bunch of paintings based on my favorite classic poems and stories? Aaaaaaahhh!

Cue nerdgasm.

My friends, I’d like to present the first fruits of that awesome idea: Two mixed-media paintings based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”!

“Nevermore 1″ 8x8x1.5 Acrylic and Paper on Canvas
$50 View Original
View 8×8 Prints

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Be Happy Now

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Every once in awhile, I like to post an entry from my own journal, because I like you guys and sometimes I write stuff that I think might be helpful to you. Enjoy!

The leaves outside my window are bright yellow. The days grow cooler, shorter. The waterparks closed and the haunted houses are open. Soon, I’ll dig out my winter coats and scarves and pack up the sarongs and flip flops until next year.

It’s the time of year where we need to remember to slow down.

I need to remember. I need to slow down, but allowing myself is ridiculously hard. I get so ambitious and run out of steam long before I’ve accomplished what I wanted to. I get frazzled and run down if I forget to take it one step at a time. I can’t do it all.

It doesn’t all need to be done. (more…)

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Autumn Reflections of Crazy Artist Girl

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Autumn, my bittersweet friend.

Since I moved to Utah when I was four, the seasons have tugged at my moods like the moon tugs at the tides. I know the cycle well by now, but it always seems to take me by surprise. I know the deep introspection and depression of winter, the elation and creative burst of spring, the lightness and energetic rush of summer, and the anxiety and manic energy of fall with blissful, reflective bits thrown in. These are the seasons of my soul.

After a day of off-and-on focus, overwhelm and way too much thinking, I’m having one of those reflective moments right now. (more…)

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Fall is Coming, and so is a Big ol’ Sale!

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I adore summer. I love the long days, fresh watermelon, the smell of sunscreen and lake water, the sound of lawnmowers and singing birds, it’s all lovely and gorgeous.

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Two FREE Mini Posters!

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This week while I was painting, my paint water turned a lovely blue-green color. So I decided to paint something blue green.

So I painted some inspiring mini posters to share with you!

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