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How to paint a step by step butterfly.

Step by Step Butterfly – Easy Drawing and Painting Tutorial

Learn to draw and paint realistic butterflies with this simple step by step tutorial!

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Check out these easy last minute Valentine's Day ideas!

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday! I love that there is a whole day set aside to tell the special people in your life how much you love them. If you have waited until the last second and are in a panic, no worries! I’ve got you covered. There are lots of things you can do to show your sweeties how much you love them without breaking the bank. PRINTABLE QUOTES IN A CUTE […]

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What is the meaning of the red Cardinal bird?

When a Cardinal Appears…

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

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

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

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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