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  • I love this house!


  • custom home painting by Natalie Bradley, watercolor home portrait, home illustration

  • Another home painting finished and ready to be shipped (along with a few other surprise paintings I just finished and can’t share with you yet)! I love this home so much!


  • Who’s Turning 40?


  • Turning 40 Illustrated Card

  • My husband is turning 40….!!


  • Ice Cream and Cake


  • Ice Cream and Cake Birthday Card

  • My Zumba instructor just had her birthday a few days ago, so I made her a card with my favorite workout dance song in Zumba…. Ice Cream and Cake! Scroll down and you can see the workout video. 🙂  


  • Teacher Appreciation Card Ideas


  • classroom illustration, natalie bradley art, teacher appreciation idea

  • Brainstorming more ideas for Teacher Appreciation cards and gifts…. what to do?


  • Custom Home Painting Sale Ends Saturday


  • Etsy Sale, Etsy Home Painting Sale, Custom Home Painting, Natalie Bradley, Watercolor Home Painting

  • Last chance to order your custom home painting at 20% off … ends April 1st (that’s this Saturday)!  Obviously you can order a custom home painting for any reason, but I’ve been working on a lot of orders for Mother’s Day and … Continue reading


  • School Supplies


  • school supplies illustrations, natalie bradley art

  •   I’ve started sketching everyday objects for fun — I don’t know why, but it makes my heart full. I started sketching everyday office objects in my art journal and I got the idea that these would make great teacher … Continue reading


  • Marti’s at Midday in Athens, GA


  • Marti's at Midday by Natalie Bradley, Marti Schimmel

  • My very first mentor in the event planning industry was in a bad accident a little over a week ago now. As I’ve been praying for her recovery and complete healing, I realized she has no idea how much she has … Continue reading


  • Mari’s Violin Recital


  • art journal, natalie bradley, violin cartoon illustration

  • My sweet little (ten year old) cousin Mari just had her very first violin recital at school last week. So I did a couple of quick sketches in my art journal from a picture her mom sent to me. Mari … Continue reading


  • Random Sketches


  • family cartoon illustration, people sketches, Natalie Bradley art, people illustration

  • I’ve been working on my illustrations and sketches of people a lot more lately. I’ve been sketching a lot of everyday things – swinging in the backyard, dancing, spinning with a baby doll. Drawing people is difficult but I’m starting … Continue reading


  • More Home Paintings


  • custom home painting by Natalie Bradley, watercolor home portrait, home illustration

  • I painted these homes for a few clients this month … and more are on the easel this week!


  • Family Cartoon Illustration


  • family cartoon illustration, Natalie Bradley art, thank you card illustration

  • My dad is getting married again and his bride asked me to do a cartoon illustration of the two of them with her children and my family (I’m my father’s only child). It turned out pretty cute – and will make … Continue reading


  • You’re My Lobster


  • he's her lobster, lobster Friends episode, lobster illustration, Natalie Bradley art

  • Last month was my husband and my 15th wedding anniversary. I do not feel old enough to have been married this long, but apparently it’s true! 🙂 One of our favorite Friends episodes is when Phoebe says that Rachel is Ross’s lobster … Continue reading


  • Happy St. Paddy’s Day


  • St. Patrick's Day illustration, St. Paddy's Day, Natalie Bradley Art, the Trinity and St. Patrick

  • I totally forgot to share this. I love doodling in my sketch book and on scraps of paper – any paper I can find. So last week, I had some fun making a St. Patrick’s Day illustration. Hope yours was … Continue reading


  • Ribbit


  • Chill Frog, frog notecards, frog painting by Natalie Bradley, watercolor frog, frog illustration

  • I love frogs. I’ve actually been obsessed with frogs for most of my life. Last week, I decided to paint a frog for a fellow frog-loving cousin’s birthday and I’m so happy with how he turned out! Here’s the frog … Continue reading


  • Goldfish Notecards


  • goldfish notecards, goldfish painting by Natalie Bradley, watercolor goldfish, goldfish illustration

  • I love the lyrical movement of goldfish fins. They always look so graceful! So the other day I started sketching and painting one … and it turned into a pretty painting! I’m offering Cleo the Goldfish two ways – as … Continue reading


  • New Notecards in the Shop


  • dragonfly notecards, dragonfly painting by Natalie Bradley, watercolor dragonfly, dragonfly illustration

  • I have been working hard on “beefing up” my Etsy shop with prints and cards for my customers. This week, I just added hummingbird cards, dragonfly cards, and ginkgo leaf cards. These are all from my custom original watercolors. Click … Continue reading


  • More Home Love


  • custom home painting by Natalie Bradley, watercolor home portrait, home illustration

  • The custom home painting love continues…   I am able to share easily and quickly on social media. I share a LOT here – on Instagram and I also share some on my Facebook page (I’m not quite as active there though). You can … Continue reading


  • Home Paintings


  • custom home painting by Natalie Bradley, watercolor home portrait, home illustration

  • I am able to share easily and quickly on social media. I share a LOT here – on Instagram and I also share some on my Facebook page (I’m not quite as active there though). You can also see (and purchase) my line of … Continue reading


  • Custom House Paintings


  • custom home painting by Natalie Bradley, watercolor home portrait, home illustration

  •   I am able to share easily and quickly on social media. I share a LOT here – on Instagram and I also share some on my Facebook page (I’m not quite as active there though). You can also see (and purchase) my line … Continue reading


  • Home Watercolor Paintings


  • custom home painting by Natalie Bradley, watercolor home portrait, home illustration

  •   I am able to share easily and quickly on social media. I share a LOT here – on Instagram and I also share some on my Facebook page (I’m not quite as active there though). You can also see (and purchase) my line … Continue reading


  • More Custom Home Paintings


  • custom home painting by Natalie Bradley, watercolor home portrait, home illustration

  • I am able to share easily and quickly on social media. I share a LOT here – on Instagram and I also share some on my Facebook page (I’m not quite as active there though). You can also see (and purchase) my line of … Continue reading


  • Home Paintings


  • custom home painting by Natalie Bradley, watercolor home portrait, home illustration

  • A few more home paintings for you to enjoy. These really fill my heart with so much joy! I am able to share easily and quickly on social media. I share a LOT here – on Instagram and I also share some … Continue reading


  • Custom Watercolor Home Painting


  • custom home painting by Natalie Bradley

  • I’ve been a busy bee. I’m trying my best to get caught up on sharing all the paintings I’ve been working on for weeks. It’s been an incredibly busy Christmas season fulfilling custom orders while also having a grand time … Continue reading


  • Paintings, Paintings Everywhere



  • So I’ve been silent … for a long time here and for a VERY good reason. I’ve been covered up in painting orders for custom homes, wedding bouquets, pet portraits, venue paintings, and even wedding ceremony paintings. And to be … Continue reading


  • Downtown Greensboro GA Home


  • historic-greensboro-ga-homehistoric-greensboro-ga-home

  • 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


  • Another Christmas Doodle


  • Christmas Owl Watercolor Illustration

  • 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


  • christmas car and Christmas Tree watercolor

  • 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


  • Peter Pan, Jake and the Neverland Pirates… and Reese


  • neverland, jake and the neverland pirates, kid drawing

  • 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


  • Dream Home Illustration


  • custom home portrait, home watercolor illustration

  • 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


  • Greensboro GA Courthouse


  • greensboro ga historic courthouse

  • 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


  • Custom Home Portrait Wedding Gift


  • custom home portrait, watercolor home illustration, wedding gift, real estate agent thank you gift

  • 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


  • Bridal Bouquet Illustration


  • bridal bouquet, bouquet illustration, wedding flowers illustration

  • 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


  • Libby Lou


  • shih tzu watercolor, pet portrait, pet illustration

  • 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


  • Mama’s View from the Waiting Room


  • line and wash, watercolor, illustration, waiting room, doctor's office watercolor, natalie bradley artist

  • 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


  • Multiple Custom Home Paintings


  • custom home portrait, home illustration

  • 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


  • Tea Party Invitation Sketches


  • reese tea party, teapot watercolor with peony

  • 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


  • Christmas Card Idea


  • vintage style Christmas tree card watercolor

  • 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


  • Halloween Card Ideas


  • halloween-jackolantern-with-hat, watercolor, halloween illustration

  • 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!!


  • Taps


  • Taps Watercolor by Natalie Bradley

  • 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


  • A Portrait of a Childhood Home


  • Lakeshore Drive Home Portrait, Americas GA, home watercolor portrait

  • 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