This week was a hard week for me because I felt like I wasn’t thriving. It was utterly disappointing compared to the week before. It left me frustrated and a bit angry. Angry that I felt called to create art and was doing everything I felt called to do. Sacrificing so much to put into this …

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It’s here! And I think it’s time! No, I am not ready for Christmas, not even close but it seems like it’s coming up quick, especially when I see stores displaying their Christmas items and taking their Halloween items down already. I find it a little stressful, but then I take a breath and say …

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A quick look at the artists I derive inspiration from. Vermeer William Morris toulouse latrec lyonel feininger cassandre Previous Next Johannes Vermeer I’ve held on to Vermeer as an influence in my art life since college and specifically found him influential in my photography. There is a quiet quality to his work, maybe because many …

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The other night I doodled the books I was currently reading so I thought I’d share them with you. I always have 3-5 that I’m reading at a time and right now it’s 4. 3 of them non-fiction and an indulgent fiction.  The Sound of Life’s Unspeakable Beauty – martin schleske ”Life is found in …

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I am finally ready to say the full Celestial Galaxies collection is available! See Everything Available I invite you to take a look at the products, but the one I was working more on all year was the Student Planner. I created it at the beginning of the school year last year after realizing my …

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Working for yourself and artistry often bring many challenges. Some I expect and others surprise me. Right now I am struggling with something that never plagued me so much before. That is Discipline. Maybe its summer, maybe its the less than rigorous schedule, maybe its fear, maybe its something entirely different. I’ve been struggling to …

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I spent a little time reflecting on things I wrote in my journal throughout June. And they were things that were still popping into my head so I let them stew a little. Then I realized I wanted to get them down outside of my journal, so I decided to hand letter them into my …

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At the end of this month, I have something new coming to my shop! My kids and I created a planner that works for them using my Celestial Galaxies patterns. And I’m really excited about showing you the final result. But until then, I have lunch/note cards that you can download right now.   I …

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I have to admit, this week was absolutely not a good week of focus for me. But I knew it was coming (thank you yearly planning) and I didn’t sweat it. It’s ok that I got only 2 things done on my list this week. I feel like that’s a running verse in my head – It’s …

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This week I’ve been reading Martin Schleske’s The Sound of Life’s Unspeakable Beauty and in one of his first chapters he explains the importance of opposites and embracing the whole of each opposite to attain beauty. Everything has opposites. He uses words like familiarity and surprise or serenity and passion or freedom and loyalty. By …

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