about me

This is the part where I would tell you a little about me...maybe I might tell you that I went to college and majored in the arts. And maybe I might tell you of all my accolades and magazine features...and I might even tell you that I have been featured here, and there. And I could also lead you to where you could find my art, in a gallery...But none of that would be true.

 I bought some canvas and some paint and brushes on February 12, 2012 and painted my first painting. I had no idea what I was doing, but it felt good...
I started painting because we needed the extra income and I didn't want to have to leave our girls. And the more I painted, God just kept telling me it was okay. I didn't believe him at first. I didn't believe that it was okay that it felt so good. That my soul would be awakened and I would begin to see life is such a new way. But he kept pushing me forward and redeeming my failures and leading me to where He wanted me to be.

I don't have a fancy studio. I paint in my kitchen. My girls are usually painting their own masterpieces along side of me and we are always listening to Pandora, and the coffee is always flowing...I stop to change diapers and make snacks. I try to spend at least an hour everyday creating something. Because it awakes my soul...

I had my first sale in August, after opening my shop on Etsy with much hesitation and self doubt. And honestly, every single sale still feels like that first one. The gratitude I feel in my heart is immeasurable. I create your art out of love and overwhelming inspiration, and then most likely it hangs somewhere in my own home for us to enjoy, until you make it a part of your home. I am grateful for each sale and new relationship I make, and the doors God has opened by allowing me to do this. It has been a financial blessing to my family but also, it has been a blessing to my soul.

I pray that with every piece of art I make, and every word that I write, you are blessed.

My art is inspired mostly by relationship with the Lord. I am very inspired by his word. But I am also inspired by everything old and worn, which is why I heavily distress all of it. I love that something can be so old and dirty and rusted looking, and still be so beautiful.

I am also inspired by my children and their spirits. Everything I make is something that I would put in my own home. I do that on purpose so I am in love with it and it is special to me, before it is to you.

This page would be blank space if it weren't for the overflowing love of God. His presence in this art is so heavy. His hand is so strong guiding my every move and I want nothing to do with it, if He doesnt want it.

Thank you for stopping by, I really enjoyed meeting you, and I mean that. I want you to feel at home here. I want you to see all the failures and all the grace. I want you to feel like your not alone. Because at one time, I did. I want you to know of the goodness of God and what he can do with a life, if he is invited in.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope, and a future.  Jeremiah twenty nine  eleven

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