Monday, October 6, 2014

Come see me!

Hey everyone!  I started this blog, intending to keep my art a bit more separate from my personal blog.  But over time I've realized the art is personal, it's exactly who I am! 

So y'all come on over to my personal blog for glimpses of my art, two sweet girls, and the best farm life ever.  

See ya there!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

New for fall!

You can find each of these fall and autumn inspired 8 x 10 art prints in the shop!
It wouldn't be a Rosy Life autumn without color galore, would it?! 

You can also find me blogging just about everyday on my personal blog,
simply called The Rosy Life

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

new for you :)

Here's a peek at some new items in the shop!
Art prints, greeting cards, and Steno Notebooks!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Originals for sale!

Hey there everyone!  I've missed popping into this place and thought I'd say hello.  If you haven't heard, I post at my personal blog most days a week.  You can visit it here: The Rosy Life
 I've been working away on the shop, mostly trying to spread the word about my art.  I don't know if I'm doing things "right" or not, but I keep trying every little idea I have for being authentic and sharing about my art when I get a chance.  Here's to hoping that's a good marketing strategy!  I would never want to jeopardize a friendship for business, EVER.  But I do want people to know about my art! So figuring out that balance has been interesting. 

 I'm thrilled to say that all of the pieces you see here are my originals and listed for sale in the shop! :) 
You can check out the shop here!
I'll also be listing some bookmarks and mini original canvases this week! 
Stay tuned! 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

facing our shadows and light.

This weekend I had grand plans to let the time slip away in the evenings and during nap time in the craft room, paint brush in hand, country music going.  So didn't happen.  Instead a sore throat ( a bad, on fire one) showed up and hasn't left yet.  Painting moved aside for naps and this frustrated me at first. Then I began to remind myself how my mind and body typically works.  I'll get bent out of shape because I get in too big of a hurry with life sometimes and then on down the road I'll think, well I should have just rested and stopped worrying so much.    What race am I in, anyway?  Certainly not one anyone else has entered me in, this is my own doing. 
I did capture some pictures of shadows and light, perhaps my favorite combination on this God-given earth.  For what would the light be without the shadows?

In my own life and art, I'm trying to love the shadows and light combination just as much as I do in the night sky or captured in a photo.  
My shadows are fear, doubt, worry, and comparison....and this is just in the art world alone.  Specifically in the art world.  I'm so new at my Etsy shop and already the voice taunting me with questions like "Who do you think you are?" have become louder and louder.  Then I look at my stacks of happy, colorful art and the light is so overbearing the darkness just can't stick around.  Sometimes I feel like a hypocrite though, painting such cheerful prints.  Surely everyone must think I'm that cheerful all the time.  Truth is, I'm not.  I get majorally overwhelmed with my love and responsibility of being a mama and yet wanting to be an artist also.  I know working moms and stay-at-home moms, but not very many moms who stay at home and have a passion and desire for an art job.  Most would probably question and wonder why bother with the art.  Because my soul needs to. Like I feel myself breathing differently and deeper when I invite a bit of art into my days.  My Creator surely had to have made me that way.  I can feel a physical difference in myself when I create and when I don't.  
So the truth is, I'm not Miss Perfect Pollyanna.  But I've watched one too many lives chased down with darkness and I refuse to be another number.  I create, I am an artist (I have yet to say those words out loud).  It's who my Heavenly Father made me to be.  On the days art fits into my days well, I'm an artist.  On the days it doesn't, I'm still an artist.  I'm a good mama for pursuing my passions, not a bad one.  I will face my shadows and then invite the light into the picture-over and over until the darkness has to shrink back and hide in the corner.  

When I feel the dark trying to confuse me into thinking I'm in a race and forever behind,
I'll put the to-do list down and daydream or listen to music instead.  

How do you face your shadows and light? 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Shop is OPEN!

This shot was quickly taken with my phone because I was too excited to lug out the big camera.

The shop is open!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You can find my dream come true art shop