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First Practice At Flourishes…

I painted this in a great mood. I was carefree and loving all the beauty that exists in nature.   It is the simple things like nature that always keep me grounded. I love Easter. Easter is a time of renewal, new beginnings.

Speaking of new beginnings, I was having fun mixing colors. I love using my watercolor pencils. Yes these are pencils. I draw the design first with a light pencil and sketch out shapes until I have my desired drawing. Then I dab a small round paintbrush in water. Next I dab the brush on paper or my hand just to feel the amount of water and leave just enough to get beautiful color. Then I paint away and here you are.

As always every like is a vote of confidence. Thank you! What are you working on? Oh an idea just came to me. I was thinking about how wonderful it would be to post some of my favorite art, crafts, and designs here on my blog. I’ll add those to my pinterest board. I may be contacting some of you for permission to include you on my site. Yes, I must give this idea some thought!


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Ever have those moments where you wonder…is everything going to be okay? Yes I am sure this is one of those emotions that connects us in this great big world. If you look at a game, a musician, favorite movie, and every person you can think of…just fill in the black.  Odds were against all of these people. But why did they succeed, because faith carried them through those trials to the place of winning the game, getting the prize, or living the life they always wanted. Oh and new had just wanted to sing, play the game and it wasn’t exactly about the money or the fame that motivated them.

Right now I realize this more than ever. So just know that when it feels like hope is lost, this is just the momentum you need…

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So I just took this test and…

... test. The new findings reveal some pretty alarming statistics

I have learned something.

My three strengths are Attitude, Thinker and Teamwork.

These make so much sense. I do start out with a good attitude and think about my actions and just daydream about life and purpose and life…. and if I am in a competition truth be told I would love for both of us to share the prize. I want to win the prize but feel sad if the other person looses.

My weaknesses are Goals, Initiative and Mentoring

Yes I have a hard time executing my thoughts and my ideas on goals. O do have goals and have done pretty good achieving them but still need lots of work. I have a hard time organizing my to-do list into effective goals. I don’t put myself out there as much as I should. Oh and I always dream of mentoring and helping others more and sometimes don’t know how to…does that make sense.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

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Watercoloring is My Passion!

This is an educational crayola set and oh my look at the colors! Wow if I can do this with a kids palette then imagine what I can do with professional watercolors.

I was playing around with colors and I love these colors. I painted the words based on what I was feeling and peace mean to me. I feel most peaceful when I am walking my dog and just taking everything in and I love it.   0318151148 0318151203 0315151435a       finger painting….so much fun and took me back my childhood days… I was guest teaching today and just couldn’t help myself so I borrowed a little bit of paint…. I saw all of these palettes of different kinds and I felt like a kid in a candy store…yes I think I found my purpose and god given talent. P.S. I drew the letters with a brush and finger painted the tree with some cheap paint I had at home.

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It’s Official

I was in a Paris Baguette Cafe last night and I noticed a beautiful font and wanted to know which one it was. I took a closer look and was able to recognize it. Lavanderia is a beautiful font and I am using it as a base to create my own lovely font for my hand lettered designs….wow I am becoming a hand letterer and I love it! Have a great Saturday!

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Lemonade Talk….

I listened to a podcast this morning and it echoed the words that I have been feeling in my heart. Just continue painting, hand lettering and allow my own style and character emerge…here is my latest work



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passage from my book…

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Have a great weekend!

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To live your dream…..

Here is a sample of my latest work. I have been thinking about my career and pondering this question that I am sure all artists have. How do you let go of the day job in search of what you really want to do? I love teaching but it is not my passion and quite sure it is not what I am meant to do.  Let me explain. I am a guest teacher and love every chance I get to read to them, see them light up when they learn and building confidence. The art and books I want to write are a great idea to continue this. I love art and daydream about the things I draw and write about…..so I’ve been thinking. How do you get to that place where you are doing what you love and you see the rewards? How do you know it is the best use of your time where you can make the biggest difference? People are enjoying it and yes okay you are living a pretty decent life. I have heard many say you need to have a really full time job other than what you want to do and then let it grow organically. Makes perfect sense but how do you find the right job that doesn’t consume you to the point to where you are not motivated to pursue your dreams….just a thought. For now here is a preview of what I have been working on an informal tone for this blog and some other fun elements.


Yes I love drawing with lipstick…not sure why but I do!


Went for a walk and just drew what inspired me. I cam across this beautiful tree that had barely any leaves and noticed how all the branches seem to emerge from the trunk and go every which way…perfect for my we are one idea…..just need to work small details like color and add a bit of whimsy….


a title for my book and a few notes:

My pitch is this: Bellisia is a bee who love’s life, is a dreamer and always tries to help everyone when she can. In school she’s not the smartest, or the best at playing volleyball but she has fun. When asked to become the next queen of the hive she panics and flies away but with the help of an apple tree and lots of help within she learns to believe in herself.

As always I’d love to hear your comments and please let me know what your dream is and what you are doing about it.  Every like is a boost of confidence and thank you to all who have done so!

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New Artwork…..


This is one of my hand lettered drawings that I thinking of selling in my shop. I love the colors and just wanted to capture the essence of what it means to be a kid. It is wonderful to enjoy to enjoy life’s simple pleasures no matter how young or “young” we are.

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Gossip At The Lemonade Stand…

so I had a totally unexpected day today…I made a mistake and felt terrible about it and then what do you know I was having trouble trying to overcome it and then I came across a blog post that was all about owning your mistakes and overcoming them. Sometimes life works out that way.