Special Day

A special day of celebration for a special birthday girl. This oil painting of my daughter reading in the butterfly garden was the first oil painting I ever did. I created it to enter a juried call to artists and it was accepted! The painting went on a 14 month traveling exhibit tour. I only visited one of those stops, but the painting was well traveled. It was returned to us at the end and is saved for my daughter. I don’t have a video of this one because I wasn’t filming my sessions yet. I started painting because my husband had given me a gorgeous floor easel for Christmas. I had no idea what that would lead to!

Today we made our girl very happy, with a full day planned her way, and by showering her with decorations, surprises, and presents. Everything went the way that we hoped it would and we will hold warm memories of this day in our hearts.

I hope all of you have had a good weekend. It is now only two weeks until Christmas! Be expectant and joyful. Peace be with you.

New Painting – AND MORE!

Watch my new oil painting come to life! “Cardinal on a Tree Branch“, my latest painting that features a cardinal; a bird that is spiritually meaningful to many people and is simply delightful in nature, a truly peaceful and beautiful bird.

This painting will be the featured art in my new book and displayed on the cover. The book is now FINISHED! It is ahead of schedule by several months! The 2021 collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature” is available as free time lapse videos, prints to buy, and soon a published book. It follows two previous collections (2019 “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Savannah, Georgia” and 2020 “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by my Christian Faith“.

I also offer some fashion inspired by art from the previous collections. I plan to add some new designs from the 2021 Nature collection, and I’ll definitely include this cardinal. I know that some of you love cardinals and have been hoping for a new one. I understand because I love cardinals too, and they mean something personal to me and my family.

So the “and MORE” is the celebration that my 2021 art collection is FINISHED! WOOT!!! This feels awesome! I also wanted to announce that I’ll soon have the book and fashion parts of it done. But, I’ll hold back on the reveal of what the new collection for 2022 will be. I’ll be starting on the first painting of that series soon, so stay tuned!

Thank you for being a part of this journey. One more set of 50 done toward my lifetime goal of 1k finished paintings!