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What is the meaning of the red Cardinal bird?

When a Cardinal Appears…

November 3, 2018 - 0 Comments

PLANNING FOR THE HOLIDAYS Now that Halloween is over, it’s officially time to start planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas. As the holiday season approaches, I’m getting excited about spending time with family and friends and decorating my home for the holidays. (yay!!) When I think about Christmas, my head and my heart become so full! I love experiencing and enjoying Christmas traditions and festivities with all the people I love. If you know me, you know […]

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A comparison of craft, student, and professional quality acrylic paints.

Best Acrylic Paints for Beginners

October 11, 2018 - 0 Comments

If you are interested in painting with acrylic paints, you are probably wondering, “what are the best acrylic paints for beginners to buy?” There are tons of options on the market and it can be SUPER confusing to know what to get! Let’s consider three of the most important considerations when selecting paints; cost, quality, and performance and compare a few options. CRAFT PAINTS: First let’s talk about craft paints. Craft paints can be found at […]

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step by step flower painting

Step by Step Flower Painting – Learn to Paint Fall Chrysanthemum Flowers

September 6, 2018 - 2 Comments

Flowers are one of my favorite things to paint. They are easy to find, so they are always available as reference, and once you learn some basic painting techniques, you can paint many different types of flowers pretty easily. Since autumn is just around the corner, I decided to paint some chrysanthemums with acrylic paints and I’d love to walk you through the process! Continue reading for step by step flower painting instructions. Here’s what […]

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selling on Etsy

Selling on Etsy: How to Create a Successful Online Shop

August 8, 2018 - 0 Comments

STARTING AN ETSY SHOP One of the most rewarding and profitable things I have done during my career as an artist was to start selling on Etsy back in 2012. I thought it would be a good way to sell some of my original paintings, so I listed three paintings, added my name to my shop, and waited for them to sell. Then I waited some more… and some more… and some more… Well, I was […]

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Zodiac Wall Art Online Class

May 6, 2018 - 0 Comments

My latest class on skillshare.com teaches you how to paint a galaxy and stars on a wooden panel and add your favorite zodiac constellation with decorative nail heads. This trendy celestial wall hanging makes a great DIY birthday gift idea or looks great added to a gallery wall display. If you want to learn how to prepare a wood panel for acrylic paints, blend acrylic paints, paint stars, or prepare a piece of art to […]

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5 ways doodling can improve your life

5 Ways Doodling Can Improve your Life

April 13, 2018 - 0 Comments

Get it done! Figure it out! Pay attention! Calm Down!… ugh!! Life is so busy and stressful and just plain overwhelming sometimes! What if I told you that there was an easy, fun, and totally accessible way to help you to 1) be more productive 2) solve problems 3) find focus 4) relieve anxiety 5) and increase your creativity and happiness? The good news is that there is a way, my friend. It’s the simple […]

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Hi, I’m Bonnie.

I’m an artist who creates art for those who want to share who they are, while they discover the power of creative expression. I believe that everyone has creativity in them, if only they believe in themselves.