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!
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
I was super excited to paint this one for one of my teachers at University of Georgia! Her Grandfather built this beach house for his family in the 50s…and she ordered 3 of these for her family members for Christmas. I … Continue reading
My Grandmother (known to her pupils as “Miss” Mary) was a piano and voice teacher for quite a few decades. As a result, she has touched hundreds (if not thousands) of people in her life through music, including my Mom, … Continue reading
I’ve discovered that every house I paint, I pretty much want to have and move into immediately. Maybe it’s because I have to study it so much and look for the charm to work into each painting? I’m not sure … Continue reading
This home was so much fun to do …. hard, but fun! I love craftsman style homes in the first place, so I was in love with it from the moment I saw a home photo. But, the best part … Continue reading
This is my in-laws’ new lake house on Lake Oconee … an early birthday present for Audrey! This is The Lake House inside the frame my husband made…
This home portrait of Oakalea House was commissioned by my very dear friend Vicki. Vicki is one of my absolute favorite people. I met her when Reese was only 11 months old, and I was desperately seeking answers for direction in … Continue reading
I just started doing custom home portrait illustrations. That means I use ink and watercolor for the portraits. And I have been having the best time! I’ve found my style and love… illustrations! Recently I shared a promotion that caught a … Continue reading
This is a painting my mother-in-law asked me to do for her new home on Lake Oconee. The picture was taken by a friend while a fishing tournament was coming to a close in the Sugar Creek area. It’s looking … Continue reading
A friend at church recently asked me to paint a hummingbird as a gift for her mother. So, I started in my art journal to sketch it out and get use to the bird and study it’s features first… This … Continue reading
I decided to add a festive birthday cupcake to my art journal for a little fun and also to have a happy little image to accompany Facebook birthday wishes! It’s sweet and simple – and I love it!