Thanks so much for stopping by! After being a party planner for over a decade, I’m following another dream to be fulfilled… being an artist. On this blog, you’ll find my art journal and sketchbook as I share with you my progress and practice on fundamentals, one-of-a-kind artwork, and handmade arts and crafts. You can see some of these works here. I appreciate you being here!
This beautiful home in Greensboro, GA, was a pleasure to paint. This was a commissioned painting that is a birthday gift for her daughter-in-law. I’m also a sucker for older white homes. I’m not sure why, but I LOVE them! … Continue reading
When I need a break from painting custom portraits, or simply need to smile, my go-to is generally Christmas doodling of some sort. It’s my absolute favorite time of year. This is a sweet little watercolor Christmas Owl all bundled … Continue reading
Sometimes you just need to doodle a little Christmas to brighten your spirits… This was a fun little vintage-feeling car with a Christmas tree on top. It seriously made me smile. And I needed that on this particular day. Art … Continue reading
Everything I do, my mini wants to do too. So with all the illustrations and paintings I’ve been working on as of late, Reese decided to create her own masterpiece of something she is mildly obsessed with … Neverland! Then … Continue reading
This is a custom home portrait of my friend Mary Helen’s dream home. Mary Helen has purchased so many paintings from me. I am so thankful for her supporting my art so much. It’s hard to put into words how … Continue reading
This illustration is from my art journal and is a really rough sketch. This is a line and wash style sketch of this historic Greensboro, GA courthouse. I’ll have to clean this one up a lot before I do a … Continue reading
This beautiful home was a commission a groom purchased for his beautiful bride of their first home together. She’s one lucky woman! Best wishes and congratulations to this New Jersey couple! If you would like a custom home … Continue reading
My step cousin Kristyn asked me to paint her bridal bouquet in an illustration style. I totally stepped out of my comfort zone but we’re really happy with how it turned out. It turned out great! I can’t wait to do more! … Continue reading
My good friend and talented photographer (who I also use to babysit) lost her fur baby Libby Lou. Melissa Prosser Collazo and I have also worked together on several fabulous weddings over the years and she has also been a … Continue reading
Well, I’ve been a busy bee painting away … but we have also had some “life” experiences that have come before anything else. Little miss had to have some dental work on Wednesday, and my nerves were shot thinking about … Continue reading
I just finished the fourth custom home painting out of six of this gorgeous home in south Georgia. Only two more homes to go! This home is so beautiful and I’ve loved painting it! I am truly honored to paint … Continue reading
My daughter’s ninth birthday is coming up and she’s requested a dolly and me tea party. So last weekend I did a few sketches. I’ll share the final invitation soon… First is the teapot with a peony tucked by its … Continue reading
And I’m working on some Christmas card ideas to stay fresh and not get stagnant painting homes. I LOVE painting people’s homes, I just needed a little reprieve. 🙂 Vintage (and vintage-style) Christmas cards are my favorite. So I’m playing … Continue reading
I had to take a tiny break from houses and have some fun coming up with Halloween card ideas for my Etsy shop. Here’s a cute little jack-o-lantern. I just love Jack!!
My Papa passed away a couple of weeks ago and it’s been hard. Monday night, I made a painting for Papa… well, really for my Mema in memory of Papa. It was a fairly quick watercolor. Just an impression really of … Continue reading
This painting just makes my heart full. It’s a gift from a mother of grown children of the home they were all raised in. They no longer live here, but obviously the home lives on in their hearts. This is … Continue reading
This is the third home I painted for a woman who ordered three custom home portraits for her three closest friends. I hope they love their homes as much as she does!
A friend of mine from the high school days (20 years ago… how is that possible?) asked me to paint her sweet family’s home. I am honored by all the wonderful people in my life who ask me to paint … Continue reading
Just another gorgeous home somewhere in Georgia…. One of my customers purchased several paintings of homes – they are all for her girlfriends. Isn’t that just so sweet?! What wonderful people are out there if you look and listen for … Continue reading
Last weekend, I finished this home portrait for a real estate agent who decided these are the perfect gift for her clients at closing. I have to agree! 🙂 Seriously though — so many real estate agents give impersonal gifts … Continue reading
Another beautiful watercolor illustration of a beloved home in Georgia…. Do you want a home portrait? Go to my Etsy shop to get started! Message me with any questions at all!
This home was another pleasure to paint … not just because the home is lovely, but also because the home belongs to one of my brides from last year! That makes my heart full!! I hope you enjoy it Baldwin … Continue reading
Selling a home where you raised a family, created countless memories, and symbolizes so much love can be very painful. This home owner decided to create a keepsake to hold on to the image of this home for her family. … Continue reading
This home is one of three home portraits that a lovely woman commissioned for some of her best friends. I think that is just so sweet!
A friend of mine commissioned a painting of her best friend’s home-t0-be. He is marrying his sweetheart this fall and they’re moving into his Grandmother’s home. It’s beautiful and full of all sorts of vintage charm and character. I hope … Continue reading