Dead stock latch hook vibezzzzz✨
Playful Pug - part of our punch needle furry friends class designs. Who would like a kit for this?
In case anyone was curious...before I started the @starbucks
project, they had to approve a sketch/design. I created 5 options and this was their fave. After a call with their project manager, I marked up some additions and then used this exact sketch to make the piece come to life! Thankfully I was given creative freedom to make some adjustments as I executed the design. Such a fun process and I hope I get to do it again soon!!
I had so much fun with the linocut printmaking workshop taught by @riseandwander
for The Crafters Box! #ad
Your box will come with all of the supplies you’ll need to carve your own linoleum block and create your own art print. It was so fun to follow along with Aftyn’s workshop video! If you want to dip your toes into the world of printmaking then you have until the April 20th to sign up for the May box! Head on over to @thecraftersbox
website to get yours.
Would you be interested in getting one of the prints I made? They’re a little rough but full of character!
There is a pressure that artists and small businesses feel - that we must give off the impression that we have it all figured out, thereby earning some form of ‘trust’ from our audience that we hope will lead to sales. We keep wishing for ‘authentic connection’ and ‘organic growth’ , but we keep trying to put out this alternate reality of a perfect life.
But who are we kidding? I know it, you know it, that influencer in your feed with 50k followers knows it - it’s all an ILLUSION! (even Gob Bluth knows it) 😉
Now, I’m all for beautiful and strategic marketing. It has proven results: high quality images and content show that you CARE about what you’re doing enough to put in that work. I’m not speaking against that.
I’m speaking against the unrealistic expectations that we put on ourselves. The “I should have made it by now” , comparison-heavy, anxiety-gripped attitude. Even if you’re not an artist, maker, or own a small business - you can probably relate to this feeling. 💛
I’m here to say that I want to be truly authentic with *you* - my audience, my friends, my supporters. I want you to know that I AM flying blind here. I don’t know what I’m doing! The only thing I’m sure of is that I love to create - and to bring beauty to others. Every day is an act of trust in God - that He’ll provide, and that I’ll be able to keep going. 🙌
I say all this because I’m about to switch some things up in my shop (yet again). I feel ashamed for the constant pivoting, as if I should have known in the beginning what would work and what wouldn’t. But that’s not life, is it? Life is full of little pivots, little changes and discoveries along the way.
So, I’m laying down my shame - my need to ‘have it all together’ - for the sake of authenticity.
Beauty doesn’t come from a tightly-clenched need for perfection; it comes from a surrender to the hope of something bigger. Yes, it’s messy at times - but it’s a journey that is more fulfilling than we could even imagine.
SO. The changes? I'm at my character limit, so I'll post about them in my stories! 💛
Thank you for reading, supporting me, and for understanding that this is all for the sake of authentic Beauty.
So thrilled to share this interview I did recently with Christine of the @freeherspirit
Podcast! Come listen to me talk about my creative process, breaking the rules, and taking risks in my art. ✌🏻
He is DONE. I spent a lot of hours on this little guy. It's not often that I actually complete a project (I have a billion half finished pieces and that's just the way it is 🤷♀️) but that's not the case with this oooooone 💃 #heckyes #somanyfrenchknots
Ok for those who asked what I’m doing with this big “loom” from my stories, here’s the beginning!! Navy with navy fringe... you’ll be surprised what the other colors in this piece are 🙋🏻♀️ any guesses??
We were so excited to be a part of @clochedesigns
3rd annual "Reese, White & Blue, Y'all!" collab! @draperjames
asked the Cloche girls to plan a soirée to promote the launch of their latest @draperjames
tabletop line which launched this week! We created the @reesewitherspoon
inspired paper details featuring artwork from our Staffordshire Scallop Collection with illustrations by the talented @willaheart
and gorgeous calligraphy by @hollychollon
to complement the festive tablescape 💙❤️💙 Click the link in our bio to read Draper James' blog post for all the details on this picture perfect soirée!!!
Customize 👏 it! 👏 Did you hear we’re now offering a new choose-your-own-colors option for all of our kits?! 😱 That means you can pick exactly the colors YOU want for your project. 🌈 What colors would you use for our Rhiannon Earrings? I’m really feeling grey, black and white... or shades of gold and tan... or army green and navy... or.... so many options! Go pick out a palette you love at hellobargello.com and use code CUSTOMIZEIT for 10% off all custom kits!!! 🎉🎉🎉
Here's one of my latest enamel pieces which will be on display @nsomersetarts
from 3-12 May here in Nailsea at no.65 High st. It's pretty abstract but based on the idea of a seascape with lots of pretty colours (made from tiny pieces of crushed glass) on the bottom of the seabed! I love this process and seeing how each piece changes after each firing. If you are interested in this piece please DM me..
Random words that pop up for me when looking at these two paintings: blue (of course😄), movement, power, ocean waves, twins, go together like bread-and-butter.
What are the words the pop up for you looking at these paintings? 🎨acrylics on canvas
one of the very first pieces I wove! I still love looking at this photo - it was taken back in our old studio apartment and brings back so many mushy memories of the time Scott and I spent there 🙂 we’re going to start apartment hunting for a 1 bedroom in our old neighborhood soon and I am so dang excited (and pretty frightened) about finding a place we can officially settle in.
and to be real, each and every sale made through august is going to be ✨ moving funds ✨ yay for saving!
The face of a girl who is completely content and feeling right at home- as close to the ocean as possible 😻💙. The Pacific Ocean did NOT disappoint. I can’t wait to explore painting it later this summer!
Figures in the mountains are coming tomorrow at noon (EST) on the site. Yes, that includes the bandits!
Also coming tomorrow... I’ll be taking over @thecraftersbox
IG Stories for a little Friday Day in the Life fun! 😘 Come and hang with me! 👋🏻
Swipe to see 1 progress pic I need to learn to take more pictures at different stages of progress because it looks interesting ... But I only have the 1. or would anyone like to see time lapse videos of the painting happening? Also if you keep swiping you’ll see some close ups of these babies.
Highlights from last night’s after dinner walk with a side of #camelliareport
Home again, and this beautiful double tulip is doing its best to bring brightness and warmth to this gloomy, wet morning.
How are you doing today, friend? Wherever you are today, I hope you find some light and two minutes to pause. 🤗
Today's been one of those days for me. But! The sun is shining and these pics of my favorite quilt make me happy, so I figured I'd share. Now, to find another two minutes later today to pause. 😉
#flighteffectquilt #prowhousepatterns #ythandcraftsquilts
This painting is up for grabs for the best offer! Go check out my story and see how you can take this painting home!
What’s up @disney
? Heard you were looking for a Hannah Montana reboot . I know some people .
Day 17/100 and I’ve decided the best size measurement for the #100daywallhanging
is “how much bigger than my head is it today” 😂
Today’s answer is it is about 1.5 heads in size (or 13.5” x 11” if you wanted exact measurements)
At day 25 I’ll have to do a recap post of my takeaways 1/4 of the way through the project but so far this piece has been the permission I needed to experiment and test all sorts of things out. I already have so many new ideas. I’ve tried out tons of colors I usually avoid. All I want to do is sew all day every day now 🙈
Any particular color suggestions for the next round of coils? I’ve already promised @thecamivoice
a hot pink addition on her birthday!
. Styles top to bottom: Fort Greene, Beekman, Horatio, Radio City, Lexington, Vinegar Hill. ⠀
Just finished up this woven wall hanging for @handmade_omaha
on April 27-28!! Be sure to head down early to claim this one of a kind piece up!! 😉
She’s been begging me for her own Insta page😂 Millennials🙄💛
🎉MARK YOUR CALENDARS 🎉
My She & I series will release Thursday, May 16th at 10 am CST ! I’ll send an email when they are live 🧡
All paintings will be listed individually so if you are interested in collecting a pair email me at email@example.com
to learn the best way to do that! 💌
So much texture, all the texture, texture EVERYWHERE!!! Gaw. I love love love mending. Such a splendid practice that brings me so much joy. Big shout out to my husband and assistant in all art making adventures. I was finishing up this mending job (I thought) but he pushed me to add the yellow top stitching and I'm so glad he did. I love it and I hope their owner does too! ☺️☺️☺️ (P.S. for some reason my auto correct changed the above from 'such a simple practice' to 'such a splendid practice'. I'm leaving it, good call phone artificial intelligence!)
First batch of 2019 scarves have been cut off the loom. I'm working on a custom scarf next, then the next batch of beauties for the next collection!⠀
The warp has a variety of neutral colors and a bit of texture.
Triple threat of peonies — Available now! 😊💕
Found those beautiful flowers in the middle of Bri!
Wearing fringe jacket, get yours on ROSECORPS.com 🍑🍑
Some fun works In progress !