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You know that big project I've been working on? Well...it's ANOTHER BOOK!
To be specific, it's a Modern Colored Pencil Book! Similar to my first with @quartocreates, #moderndrawingbook, it will be an instructional guide but this time it's all about working with colored pencils!
Techniques, tricks, exercises and step by step guides for building your colored pencil drawing skills!
It won't be out til this fall but I couldn't wait to share! My desk is so colorful these days. I can't wait to share more peeks at the book as it progresses. Yay!
A little feisty calico to wish you a Happy ❤ Day!
Notice anything different about this little gal?
It's not in watercolor for once! Whaaat?! I've been working with colored pencil more and for good reason too. Sharing some big news and that big project I've been working on tomorrow friends! Stay tuned... ✏
You da pom! ❤
Need some last minute Valentine's before the V-day on Thursday? We've got you covered!
There's three printable Valentine sets over in the @Etsy shop! Coloring food puns, coloring animal puns and watercolor fruit puns...all you need to do is print, cut, sign and deliver!
Happy Monday friends!
The last few days were pretty quiet on insta. My bf and I drove up to the bay area to check out Berkeley and that was a crazy whirlwind.
Now back home in So Cal for another busy week!
On the list this week: fulfilling wholesale orders, painting new cards, working on a wedding place cards commission, printing new @myfavoritemurder goodies to mail to a murderino gathering in Detroit AND working on my BIG project!
Swipe right on the photo to see the final version of the new #mfm print! #stayoutoftheforest
Took a little poll in my stories the other day to see which new pin design was your favorite.
The little heart cactus won! But not by much...52% to 48% for the cat monstera!
Pretty much sums up me trying to decide which of them is my favorite too...and then I just wear both and call it a day. 🌵💕
Today was one of those days where I totally lost track of time! One minute I'm working on info sheets for @wanderfulretreats with my morning coffee and the next it's 2 in the freakin afternoon! These rainy gloomy days are easy to get lost in.
But it's been a productive Monday! Working on new designs, the new BIG project, things for the Italy retreats and getting orders packed.
Best part of working from home is that all of this was done in my pajamas. But now it's time to get dressed and go to the Post Office😑 how's your Monday been, friends?
Rainy and gloomy day outside but it's all rainbows on my desk!
I've got some fun and colorful projects in the works today! A couple custom watercolors and lots of colorful drawings for my next big project! I bought a brand new box of @fabercastellusa colored pencils for the occasion 🌈Did you see the BIG news in the newsletter yesterday?
Time to refill my mug of tea and get back to work. Stay warm and dry today, friends! #moderncoloredpencil #moderncoloredpencilbook
A few new things hit the shop this morning, including something I've been wanting to make for a long time.
I'll admit, I may have gotten a denim jacket just so I could rock my new ENAMEL PINS! I'm obsessed with them. Very obsessed. I want any excuse to wear my denim jacket and pins out and about. Denim goes with pajamas, right?
In the survey I put out last month, pins were one of the top things you guys wanted! And I'm so excited to be able to make that happen. You guys also wanted more instant download goodies so... Also in the shop today are 3 Valentine sets! All puns, all adorable. There's a watercolors fruit pun set and 2 coloring sets of food and animal puns! Ready for your kiddos this Valentine's day or just for your besties!
In a word...yay!
Lots of cuteness and colorful things happening here behind the scenes!
We're getting ready to send a newsletter out in the morning tomorrow with some BIG news! We'll be sharing some of our newest products too. And of course some freebies! This time there'll be Valentine freebies!
Did you know newsletter folks get 10% off in the shops just for signing up? Might come in handy when you see the cuteness that's coming...take a peek at our stories if you want to know!
The perfect plant lady birthday gift!
It's my birthday! Pretty quiet weekend planned here but there will be lots of tasty food and some wine tasting! Maybe a plant... or two.
I've gotten some very fun emails in the last 24 hours too. Probably the best gifts I could ask for going into year 31. It's going to be another crazy year friends!
Sun's out, brushes out!
Enjoying some time outside today for the first time after all the rain this week. Perfect timing for another state in the ever growing (never-ending?) state flower series!
Any guesses on this one, friends?
If you've been following me for a while you know I have an addiction to Italy.
So much so that I have a separate business leading art retreats through some of my favorite spots in Tuscany! Including the town I called home for 2 years after college.
I just released the itineraries for this summer too! If you're looking to learn to paint watercolors, drink some delicious wine, learn to cook some tasty food AND call Tuscany home for a week, pop over to @wanderfulretreats to learn all about what I have in store for this summer!