Since i have red hair and one blue, one green eye... lately i’ve been giving those attributes to my characters too. it’s especially prominent in this new painting 💙💚 here, i’m also using a little black, water-soluble pencil to add extra depth to her features.
15 hours ago
Experiment and create with your inner-critic boxed up, stuffed into a dark corner, and locked behind a closed door. pull her out (hands tied) only when you have energy and the ability to tell her to sit down and be quiet and the grace to listen to her hidden wisdom. show her your work before anyone else because, though she is harsh and noisy, she is trying to keep you on the right path: making beauty that can withstand even her high standards.
I’m dreaming of spring and gratefully packing orders this morning, including one for @heritagemuseums shop... can’t wait to go visit when it opens in april!
Today is my beautiful mother’s birthday (@hedgehogreader )!!! ✨🎂🌷💗✨ i love to make jewelry for my mom, but giving it to her as a birthday gift kind of feels like i’m giving her a handmade card, like i did when i was a child and had no money to buy her a “real” present! 😂💕 thankfully she is always thrilled, regardless of what i get her as a gift because she is the best mom ever and she really supports my jewelry-making (like really supports my jewelry-making, haha!) i love you, mom! 💗 as for the jewelry today, here is a pair of earrings that are inspired by all you gorgeous february girls, my mama included! ✨🌷✨ earrings: petite amethyst cabochons are set in tiny twisted bezels and affixed to hammered golden rings that are laced with amethyst gemstones in two different shades of violet. micro-faceted amethyst briolettes are carefully wrapped by hand in 14kt gold-filled wire and hang elegantly from beneath. ($90 shipped) comment or dm to purchase before they are added to my etsy shop. 💜💜💜 #birthdaygirl#amethyst#february#handmadejewelry#earrings#beads#etsyelite
2 days ago
How do you grow your instagram account and create the perfect instagram feed?! you gotta keep coming up with consistent and quality content. now don’t get me wrong i know this is easier said then done! 🤫
i suffer from writers block. you know it’s safe to say after being a photographer for 10 years i have a lot of photos! but... now you have to worry about your captions! so here are some quick tips on making better captions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1️⃣ they now need to be over 6 words long. 😣. you can’t just leave emojis. instagram won’t show you very much in people’s feed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2️⃣ don’t be afraid to be a little bit of a narcissist and talk about yourself a lot. i don’t like this personally. i don’t like posting about myself on social media but people want to see your behind the scenes. they want to know your struggle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3️⃣ create an editorial calendar so you have a plan to get your brands or personal story across. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4️⃣ don’t do what everyone else is doing just so you fit in. it’s on or needed now to be a little weird. so be you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
let me know if these help you at all or if you have other problems with creating content! click the link in bio to be a beta tester for my content creation community #getfoundhq! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I struggle at putting lids back on anything! i feel like it takes too much time and i need to be onto the next thing...(it drives my husband crazy) 😆. #goldenpaints
Excited to start working on my next series. i have always been inspired by the amalfi coast and i cant wait to paint the ocean, people, boats and all the umbrellas. stay tuned for a date on the release. atrani village, 30x40 on canvas.
How do you choose color in your world? someone once told me that whatever colors you choose, they will always flow together because that’s your aesthetic. if i try and use a palette i saw on pinterest, in a magazine or some other inspiration, it never works. i have to go with me and what i’m feeling. i do that with everything not just painting.
Are you working yourself to tears?
do you think that it’s just normal to work 80+ hour weeks and be available for work 24/7 because if you aren’t surely the world will go belly-up?
i used to…! all, just so you can keep up that facade of “success” on the outside… so you can keep everyone around you happy, pretending that you’re living “the dream”… here’s a truthbomb… this is not what your life is supposed to be and feel like! and that is why you feel so burnt-out all the time, barely having any energy to keep yourself moving forward, and thinking “what’s wrong with myself?”
Tea time 😉 #teatime#liveauthentic#livethelittlethings#thehappynow#diewocheaufinstagram#instagram#instamagandroid#getoutdoors#openmyworld#goplayoutside#commontable#lifeandthyme#onmytable#tastemade#germanblogger#livecolorfully#smallbiz#mycreativebiz#onmydesk#startuplife#workhard