Ideal way to prepare for the week ahead? A. Stay home all day B. Make a homemade dinner C. Self care Sunday D. Leave it in the comments . . . Always curious how others plan for busy weeks. Hope you are spending the end of the weekend just the way you like to. ✨
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Today was the first day of shark week which usually signals to me the end of summer vacation. I might even try to go into my classroom this week and get stuff done 🙃. Trying to enjoy these last couple of weeks before I go back!
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Examining test strips from my first film of black and white film photography at @tndproject.
Celebration season has begun in our house so lots of cakes and balloons and dinners out are on the horizon! 🎉🎂🙌🏼My oldest's birthday is the 28th; our wedding anniversary is the 29th and my youngest's birthday is August 31st! Today we celebrated my boys and my moms birthday [August 10th!] while we're on vacation so I brought some cake rounds that were in the freezer and whipped up some chocolate frosting and topped with #allthesprinkles 🎈Love celebrating life with these crazies. ❤️ #chocolatecake#chocolatelover
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1000 Followers Giveaway draw for 'Ocean Meditation' and the winner is . . . @kenkarnarvon! Congratulations! PM me your mailing address so I can send you your painting! 🎉💐🎉
Draw for 'Pink Magnolia' and the winner is @emeiple! Congratulations! PM me your mailing address so I can send you your painting!!! 🎉🎊🎉
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I don't know if I've shared the whole story here in insta-world, but here's the short version of why I'm a little more absent lately...
Our dishwasher flooded the kitchen. Hard wood floors throughout the main floor means a sand/refinish for the entire main floor. Which means essentially moving out of 1/2 of our house just to move back in 4 days later 😕
AND since we have no choice but to refinish the floors we decided a new coat of paint in the kitchen/dining area and ceiling was over do and the furniture being gone was the perfect time to do it. Reconsidering that decision but it's too late now 😂
I'm trying to keep creating new beautiful things for y'all, but I know there will be at least 5 days that the shop will have to be in vacation mode....minus the vacation...sigh.
I appreciate all of you here more than you could ever imagine. As a matter of fact, that followers number is approaching a rather large milestone...look for a grateful giveaway very soon!
... I can avoid collisions
and also hold the rocks near my haunches
resting hotly to look up and up
I linger underneath
the longest path hidden
by dipping bells, petals and leaves
close to that hinged echo. -Vanessa DeWolf
Photo by Sebastian Cvitanic
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I’m sure that I’ve been waiting ALL summer to spray finish these! Between work and all the rain, I just couldn’t get it done. Finally, even thought he air was damp with dew, they are sealed and ready for a new home! Amazing as a group or individually. Each 9x12. Message me for details.
Thanks for all the love and support, friends! You’ll be seeing a lot of the letter H from me over the next few months, because I’ll be changing my last name soon! I love playing around with a new letter. Time to practice my signature. :)
#artstew52 Harry Potter prompts! Week 27- house personality. //
I am a content Ravenclaw for certain. Wand: 12 1/2” pear wood with dragon heartstring core, said to be given to the warm-hearted, generous, and wise. Favorite subjects include herbology and potions. Subjects for fun: art and astronomy. I used to think only wicked smart people were in Ravenclaw, but then I realized it’s full of the quirky, witty, creative, and clever folks as well. I’d like to imagine myself making enchanted, moving art and studying healing potions all day long and spending rainy nights up in the tower reading away...Somtimes I think I’d play Quidditch, but let’s be honest, I’ve never played any sport in my life.
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Thank you x 1 million for the orders today during our shop update! I am extremely grateful that I am able to make a living off my art. For the past five years I’ve been posting my work here on Insta I’ve joined an incredibly supportive community. Your comments, likes and shares are so appreciated, I couldn’t do this without you! 🙏🏻 Xo!
The sketch (bottom) and the final painting (top). I sketched the birds and background separately and then combined them in photoshop later. This process gives me more freedom to make adjustments without needing to re-sketch the entire piece if changes are made.
If you could plant yourself ANYWHERE... where would you go and why? 😍
Me? Stick me by the water and I’ll be set. Ocean, river, lake, creek... that’s where you’ll find me🙈 Growing up on boats led me to have a pretty deep appreciation for the setting. Lapping waves against the haul, breathtaking sunsets followed by clear night skies, and water still as glass. Yes. Please. 🌊
What’s your place?🍃
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The Strapless Jumpsuit Is Now On Sale!!! Tap For Details!!!
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Figure drawing session to cap off last week. It was a full house and I always like to be around other people making art. I think I’ll try to go every couple of weeks. Want to learn how to draw faster and also- bodies!
In other news, found a super cute chinese bookstore where people were sketching in a cafe behind the stacks. Pretty neat Sunday :)
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We’ve been through a lot together, this porch and me...
Savoring one last moment in the afternoon light before turning over the keys to another short term renter. This means I’ll just have to stay at @indianspringscalistoga during harvest season weekends. Damn! (Jk it’s my favorite place on Earth)
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This commissioned piece finally made it into its new home🌼
Minis are so sweet. And so are all the artists who are venturing with me into the FREE mini ecourse, Seascape Escape. I love making sure everyone has an opportunity to learn, so head to the link in my profile and join the fun. It's a perfect summer pastime! Bit.ly/seascapekws
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Creativity Unleashed enrollment is closing soon!
There’s just a little more than 6 hours left to sign up if you’re wanting to hop on board for the summer Ecourse session.
All the creative expansion, soul searching, mess making, deep reflecting and abstract art creating is starting this week on July 25th and I would love for you to join us.
Super beginners and seasoned artists are all welcome 🙌🏼 This stuff is transformative no matter where you’re at.
These four weeks together are such a fun and rewarding journey. They will leave you confident, connected, on fire with new inspiration and even more in love with making art (yep, it's possible!). ___
The doors are closing at midnight PST TONIGHT. You can sign up with the link in bio 💕
___ 👆🏼 current #stateofthestudio
Gals in the back are varnished and they edges painted (always SUCH a good feeling to finalizing the piece). And the one in the front is very much in a transitional state.
Lots of fun out of the studio this weekend so the 8th day of #15daysofpainting was a quick layer of magenta fluid acrylic circles. ⭕️ I am enjoying painting with the fluid acrylics instead of just using them as drips. Fun to be playing with this challenge!
Have you used a tool in a different way lately and enjoyed it? If not do and let me know how it goes!
Nikki!!!! The Perfect Summer Dress!!!! Available In S, M & L!!! #flyfashiondoll
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A little #detail shot on this Sunday. I love finding little gems cropped in the paintings 💎💎💎
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Gettin a lot of favorites for this blue leaf pin lately. It’s actually perfect for any weddings/bridesmaids gift for this season 💕 also inspired by the lovely leaf patterns in my Alice in Wonderland print on my calendar.
When I was a kid I wanted to be a firefighter. More particularly, I wanted to be a Tiller truck driver (you know that fire truck with the guy who sits in the back— I wanted to be that guy in the back) 🚒
Climbing up ladders, putting out “fires” and driving my toy fire truck where my favorite pass times. So much so that I broke my arm when I was five when I drove my toy fire truck off of my parents coffee table! 😂
These days I may or may not picture myself as that firefighter climbing up and down ladders as I help put up party lights in strangers yards 💡
What did you want to be growing up?
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This. Heat. Am I the only one melting?! It’s so HOT ☀️😓....these smoothies are keeping me cool though!!! They are way too filling to double fist but so incredibly yummy—I have problem enjoying them double straw style (reusable straws of course)! I am feeling GREAT and so blessed!! 💁🏼♀️
Seriously though. This new journey I have been on has been so scary, positive, eye opening, and amazing. I did my first live video today. I was so scared I was sweating. I was texting one of my besties about how nervous I was...but I did it! 👏🏻
I used to be a chronic people pleaser. I was afraid to hurt feelings and would often set aside mine to ensure everyone around me was happy no matter how uncomfortable I was. 😐
I stopped dimming my light 🌟 to please others. I’ve stopped worrying about what people are saying about me. I’ve stopped feeling insecure about stuff I really WANTED TO DO and ENJOYED because someone may say, “oh my gosh did you see what Annalisa did/said/posted”. I’m not hurting anybody...I’m just focusing on love for myself. I’m focused on being healthy physically and mentally and surrounding myself with positivity. 🤗
I have no regrets. I’ve met some incredible people, have an amazing support group when I’m feeling lazy or doubtful, and reconnected with some of the coolest people ever! 👯♀️
If you find yourself being pulled in a certain direction. If you often find yourself daydreaming about something you want to do, DO IT!!! Don’t worry about what people are going to say!! Your tribe WILL support you and love you—and the ones that don’t....well, they don’t matter because they are NOT your people! I urge you all to be who you truly want to be and not who other people THINK you should be. The true you is the best you! 💖
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Finished this big baby for tonight’s art show 💞✍🏼I appreciate all who came to support! I truly appreciate it 💞 #doitfortheprocess
A little peek at a new painting! .
On Monday I’ll be releasing a bunch of new cards/giclee prints featuring some brand new images - including this Sacred Heart Mandala- inspired by my time in Mexico!
(New original paintings will be available soon 💕)
Cacti! 🌵 I’m very much a planner when it comes to my art. I’ll sketch the base shapes before inking it, probably because I’m sometimes scared to commit lines in ink and not be able to erase them. But today I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and draw straight in ink, no plan, no pencil first, just the cacti in my head 😜
Inspired by the beautiful rocks formations I’ve seen lately. With a bit of copper just because ✨ (also, when was the last time you bought yourself flowers? 🌹)
This is Ed. Doing what Ed does.⠀
Ed does it very well.⠀
I want to be Ed when I grow up.
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“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars."On the Road by Jack Kerouac. .. Quick sketch of not being indoors and just exploring the outdoors. #makeart2018