Inspirational Thursday

It’s been a long week and I am needing a bit of inspiration. So I took a look back at a lot of my “Words to Remember” board on Pinterest and thought I’d share a few with you!

And a beautifully designed version of one of my favorite quotes:

1. Be Nice to Yourself Print
2. Comparison is the Thief of Joy
3. Roald Dahl. Can’t find the link on this one.
4. Just breathe.
5. Worry is a waste
6. Gandhi
7. Beautiful life
8. Slow down
9. Crazy Ones

Happy March!

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Peep Mania

In honor of Easter this weekend, I thought I’d do an Easter inspired post. I wanted to include a mood board with a nice color palette, some gorgeous egg designs, etc. I think I’ll save that for another day this week. Because tonight I got distracted by… PEEPS.

America has peep mania. People do everything with their peeps. There are images of posing peeps in nearly every scene one can imagine including Star Trek peep scenes, Wizard of Oz peep scenes, and peeps doing yoga. While those are somewhat entertaining, they’re a bit cliche. I like my peeps to be used in edible or decorative states while embracing the natural form of the peep. Uses I found online for peeps include peep push pops, formal peeps, plush peeps, peeps in a vase, paper peeps, peep fried chicken, pikachu peep pops, stir fried peeps, topiary peeps, wreath peeps, peep monkey bread, peeps on the beach, etc., etc., etc..

And in honor of my upcoming name change…

Simpson Peeps

How do you like your peeps?


Seeking Inspiration

I’ve painted on and off for years now. I don’t consider myself an artist, but it’s something I enjoy doing when I have the time. Honestly, I’ve been pretty distracted and haven’t painted in over a year, with the exception of a painting I began one day, but haven’t touched again. If we’re being really honest, that was five months ago and I still haven’t cleaned the brushes (So, in order to actually begin painting again, I’ll be needing an art store run). But, between the art walk and our Santa Fe visit I’ve been feeling pretty inspired lately and have actually set a goal for myself. Within a calendar year, so by next April, I want to have painted and exhibited an entire show. This is quite ambitious, as I usually just paint whatever I feel like painting and then move on to another subject once I’ve finished.

My animal phase:

My Still Life Phase:

Most recently, an artichoke:

I’m not quite sure of a theme yet and or how one goes about getting their artwork in a show. New experiences all around. Worst case scenario: I have a lot of paintings to decorate my basement or gift to family. Anyone have any theme ideas for me?