Archive for 2013

Viator House Portrait

Family. The joy of the holiday season always comes down to family. The Viator family is a wonderful example of this. Their house is lined with photos of loved ones and their rooms are filled with trinkets and knickknacks – each with its own memory. Everywhere you stand you feel like you’re part of something…

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A Fox Anniversary

Happy anniversary to Stephen and Carrie Fox!!! You two are so dear to me and you inspire me all the time. Congratulations on reaching the ten-year mark! Your marriage is one of the most precious things in life and I’m so glad you’re together! Thank you especially to Stephen, for letting me play a small…

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Sunsets in Franklin

Hope you had a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween! The kids in our neighborhood dressed up as ninja turtles, princesses and superheroes and were so cute they persuaded the trees to dress up. They finally donned their ‘special occasion’ fall cloaks and are absolutely breathtaking! I LOVE Tennessee in the fall!!! This week’s house portrait had a beautiful sunset in Franklin,…

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NEW PAINTING CLASS!

Over the past few weeks I had the opportunity to teach a few students some basic art lessons and it was so much fun I’m BESIDE myself to do it again! (For real, to all my students out there, you guys totally rocked!!!) Here’s the new plan…. Starting in November, I’m offering a painting class…

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An Art Crawl and a Proposal

It’s SATURDAY and the FALL FEST @ THE HERMITAGE is finally HERE! Come to the Hermitage for art, live music and tons of food! PLUS, there’s a chance you could help break a Guinness World Record. (Awesome, right?!) Here’s the deal…. Germany set the world’s record for the “Largest Cardboard Mosaic” back in 2010. And now, obviously, we have…

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House Portrait: Step-by-Step

Welcome Everyone! Please take your seats and get comfortable because this week’s blog is a TUTORIAL brought to you by special request. Just follow along and in five easy steps you can paint too. 🙂 Step One: REFERENCE PHOTO First, choose a main photo to be used as your reference photo for the rest of the painting.…

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House Portrait / Stacked Boxes / Ladies’ Day

It’s Friday again and I hope everyone is having a fabulous day! It’s been another busy week over here. My handsome husband and I had the opportunity to fly out to San Francisco, see the countryside and feel the cool breeze off the Pacific. Exhilarating! Before we left, I finished up the house portrait you…

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House Portrait

KEEP UP! This blog is rapidly falling behind into a bi-weekly slow trot. Not because nothing’s happening, but because TOO MUCH has been happening to give this the proper attention it deserves. So, this week, we’re going to pump this page up with a shot of adrenaline and catch you up to speed in one mad dash!…

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The Week of the Panda and Michael Griffin

Welcome back, everyone! The past two weeks have been crazy! Rainy, sunny, up, down…Just the type of weather that keeps you on your toes! To catch you up to speed, last week I finished that super romantic, super SECRET project that will make you grin from ear to ear when you hear about it. However, the recipient…

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