painting acorns

It’s fall here in California. We skipped our summer and went straight to fall. This cool weather has me nesting and wanting to paint. I recently found a new surface. It’s acorns. They are everywhere this time of year. It brings the deer right up to our doorstep as we have three trees right at our front porch.




What have you been up to this week?


etsy and shopping

Have you seen Etsy yet? It’s a fabulous online artisan shop. If you are looking for a gift for that special someone, check it out and support the artists.

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If you’re interested, check out my shop.  I have my hex inspired, upcycled wood pieces. In addition, I have some pocket journals for keeping all sorts of lists and ideas.


What have you been up to this week?


creative fridays and kelly rae

I’ve been creating with Kelly Rae Roberts in my art studio. Yes, you heard me. I’ve been creating with Kelly Rae.

Each Friday she sends out an unscripted video of herself creating some fabulous painting. The videos are anywhere from an hour to three hours. It has been a lot of fun. It’s like having her here in my studio and has spurred me to create more. She is down to earth, inspirational, and super funny. I love that she sings and even dances. She is an inspiration on being brave and doing what one loves.

Below is Kelly Rae in my studio.


You can find out how to join us and about her unscripted videos here. Below are some photos of what I’ve created while watching and listening to her videos.


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This last week she had Flora Bowley join her in the studio. They are a hoot together. They each started with two canvases and then kept swapping. The end result was beautiful.

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What has inspired you this week? What have you been up to?