Home Tour!

Home Tour!

Recently, my friend Brooke DeBoer, of Brooke DeBoer Interiors, visited my home to help me make our living room and front room more functional. She showed me how to arrange my existing furniture to make the room feel bigger. Then we “shopped” for accessories from other areas of the house to bring in to compliment the new arrangement. I love how it turned out!...
Love Lives Here

Love Lives Here

I created this piece for the art class I am taking.  I love making wall art!!  But how cool would this one be on a round cutting board or lazy susan?  Coasters?   I’m going to make some.  😀
Choose to Be Thankful

Choose to Be Thankful

To celebrate a month of gratitude, this mini art block is just $9.50 for the whole month of November (regularly $12.50). It would make a cute little addition to your Thanksgiving decor! Available here: http://etsy.me/1xOb8im and...
What’s Up?

What’s Up?

After finding out that I did not make it to the final round of Lilla Rogers’ Global Talent Search, I was honestly bummed.  I never expected to make it to the top 50.  But I did.  Then I got my hopes up that I might make it to the top 6 as well.  At the same time, I was trying to prepare myself for inevitable disappointment. I thought I was ready for the bad news.  But there’s not really a good way to not be disappointed about something so BIG that could have been career-changing.  I didn’t feel like creating ANYTHING for a lot of days after that.  I wasn’t depressed or anything, and really, I got over not being picked in a matter of one day.  But I still felt burnt out on everything.  There was so much anticipation about which 6 artists would be chosen, and so much hype, and then it was instantly over. It meant that I had to go back to my piles and piles of signs that had been patiently waiting for me to finish and ship out all over Michigan.  Not that I don’t love what I’m doing.  It just felt old and stale.  It made me wonder if my art was really very good at all… or if people just placed orders simply because it’s made in Michigan and not in China. So I didn’t create anything at all for quite a few days.  I rearranged my living room, put up Fall decorations, boiled some apple peels with cinnamon to make the house smell good.  I went to bed early… It was...
A day of rest. Sort of.

A day of rest. Sort of.

I took the day off from the store today!  My awesome dad works for me quite often (and my mom, too) so I can have a break.  Rather than getting all caught up on wholesale orders, I decided to go shopping.  I bought a few organizational things for the house.  I came home and played with Paisley for a bit, and went to get my brother’s dog to hang out with us (he owns All That and a Bag of Chips in Saugatuck, so he works all the time too).  Then I rearranged the living room and the mud room, and made it look all cozy for Fall.  (I resisted the urge to break out the Fall decorations, though.  That will have to wait until at least the first official day of Fall.)  I made a healthy dinner for the family (turkey meatloaf, sweet potatoes, and green beans).  Then I painted just for the fun of it.  Just tucked in the kids, and I’m procrastinating getting started on the pile of orders on the counter…. so I did a quick little blog post.  Here’s what I painted.  Not done yet!  I’ll have to pick up where I left off some other day when I feel like...
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