IN THE SKETCHBOOK

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Painting with gouache is becoming an obsession… I can’t seem to stop!

Especially after ordering lots of new hues to play with…

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IF THE VALENTINO FITS

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If there were only one pair of shoes I could wear for the rest of time, it would be these fairytale Crystal Embellished Valentino Pumps

Placing the sequins one by one to create this piece took time and patience… but of course, the process of a craft is often the most beautiful part.

Fine Art Prints available here.
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PERFECT FLATS

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Give me a great pair of flats and I’m a happy girl!

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Some of my current favorites… 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

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PAINT PUDDLES

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I dispensed a large dab of gouache onto my watercolor paper, then a small dash of another color to create a mix. I was distracted for a minute (was going to spread these colors together to create a background), maybe a phone call, so I mindlessly began dragging my pencil through the colors, slowly swirling them onto each other. Soon enough, I had created a teeny tiny face within this puddle of color! The beginning of the paint puddle faces.

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Golden Beauty

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Change is important in art.

Lately, I’ve been playing with gouache paint as opposed to my usual watercolor. I’m in love with the thicker texture and the simplicity of the honest hues. It’s tempting me to break out the acrylics and oils again (which I haven’t touched in many years!).

Here I’ve combined gouache with sequins and pale gold dust. The contrast between the mediums leaves me wanting to experiment more…

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I thrive on experimentation in art. I’ve spoken about this many times, but I can’t say it enough… art is all about the act of doing. Sometimes you’ll find that you can answer your own questions by trying things… instead of worrying you’re going to do something wrong.

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I had an art teacher many years ago, and she stopped me one day to tell me she appreciated my willingness to always try new things. That thought stuck with me… because I had never thought about it the time… now I realize how important it is, and how it goes so much further beyond art as well.

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”–Tony Robbins

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