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Well hey there...thanks for stopping by for a dose of creativity and inspiration! Enjoy and don't be afraid to say hi!
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Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Makewells
It's been a long time since I last posted, but today I really felt motivated to share something cool. So here I am, back on my little blog. The photo above is a snapshot of my growth as an artist over the past 3 years. On the right, is the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Makewells
Wow, the first 31 days of this project have been a blast! I have been loving this time in my sketchbook every day. Here is a visual summary of the first 30 days (although, today I posted day 31). Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Makewells
Please resist the urge to laugh at me but I'm trying a 365 Project again. If you've followed along, you may remember almost 2 years ago (September 6th, 2013, to be exact) I started my 2nd, and soon to be doomed, 365 Project. I made it a little farther with... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at Makewells
I'm not sure how it's already nearing the end of May, doesn't it feel like 2015 just started? Just popping in to give some studio updates! New Products on I have 6 new art prints that launched on Minted this week. Yippee! I love painting large, abstract pieces, and... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Makewells
It's that time of year again! I've been singing Christmas carols, dreaming of holly leaves and mistletoe and all other things merry for a couple weeks now. Yes, it's only the beginning of May, but in artist world, it's prime Christmas time! Minted started off its holiday challenges with non-photo... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Makewells
Happy first day of spring! After two winters in Virginia, I hold spring on a higher pedestal than ever before! So for those of you who have just made it through an icy, snowy, cold and dark winter (sorry, I really did not like winter...), congratulations, spring is here! To... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Makewells
Hello! I'm long overdue for a little update on what's been going on in my little art world. And there are some new things happening that are quite exciting! Update #1: I am super pumped to be guest posting on Alisa Burke's blog, Redefine Creativity. As I've said on here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Makewells
I have so much catching up to do on this blog! Wow, I think I say this every time I post, but I really have been wanting to post more! Please nag me to do so! So, it's been so long that I've moved on to a new sketchbook. Filled... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Makewells
If you follow me on instagram or facebook, then you know I've been painting up a storm the past few weeks. I am so excited about this new series I've been completely engulfed in. It's been a journey to get here, and I know this new body of work will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Makewells
Hey friends...I have another Minted challenge that I'd love your votes for! This time around we're talking Wedding Invites! Thanks to all of you who have voted in previous challenges - I'm definitely enjoying being a part of this artist and designer community! Below are my entries for this challenge,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Makewells
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! With the madness of holiday shopping progressing, I wanted to share a few places to purchase Makewells products! I will be having some great sales in my etsy shop, but you can also find my work in the following places: Minted Minted has a few of my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Makewells
Today I'm writing about something that's a constant struggle of mine: balancing the reasons I make art (I have to, it brings me joy, I feel it is a gift from God, I love it, etc) with the reality of being a working artist (making money, freaking out about making... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Makewells
I finally feel settled in here in my new studio and I just launched a bunch of new prints! So to celebrate, I'm having a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE sale ALL - WEEK - LONG! The offer is good until Friday 10/10 at 11:59 pm EST. Purchase any 8"... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Makewells
My latest gig with Design Aglow just launched, and I just love how they used my lettering for their jackets and bands collection! Happy Monday to you all! Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Makewells
I'm writing this post from where this journey all began: South Florida. Yep, after two + years in Virginia, we've relocated back to the Fort Lauderdale area where Makewells will continue on without any major changes. It's good to be back, but I will miss so many things about Virginia.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Makewells
I'm having so much fun with patterns lately! It's kind of addicting. Here are some more favorites, as well as a way to purchase some via Society6 and/or Spoonflower! Femme Florale This is my favorite so far, so I've turned it into fabric which can be purchased through Spoonflower here... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Makewells
Oh man, Well I'm only about a month away from the 365th day of my 365 Project, and well, yeah...I'm at number 65. I've created a ton of things outside of this project that I could have included. Patterns, prints for Minted, invitations, all sorts of things. But I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Makewells
Photo by Chelsea Francis It's been two full years now since I "quit my day job" as an art teacher to take on the adventure of being a full time artist. Wowzer. I've written two posts previously about being a "novice" freelancer (you can check them out here and here),... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Makewells
Today I wanted to share my latest wedding invitation designs. I absolutely love working with brides to create one of a kind invitation suites that are hand painted, hand lettered, and as unique as each couple getting hitched! A wedding is such a special event to share with family and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Makewells
This past week I've been trying to "play". There are a lot of things I've been wanting to explore as an artist/illustrator/designer, but finding the time can be tough. So, I carved out a chunk this week to explore pattern/surface design. And oh my goodness, I started having so much... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Makewells
I had a great time painting these newlyweds, Meghan and Drew. I've known Meghan's family since I was born, and I just adore them. This portrait was a wedding present from Meghan's younger sister Katie, and I'm so happy I was able to be a part of the surprise! Congrats... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Makewells