April 26, 2012

corals + girls in watercolor

The prettiest variations of peach and coral were left on my palette a few days ago.  They were just too lovely to leave undocumented.  After I took the picture I saw the profile of a girl--her ponytail, her chin... and then there's some sort of red growth coming out of her back.  Ignore that.  But can you see the profile?

April 24, 2012

new prints in the shop

Here are the two new prints I created for last weekend's Etsy + West Elm event.  Click here to go to my shop or the images above for their listing.

I hope your Tuesday is as beautiful and bright as the weather here in Nashville.  
XO, Dearies.

April 19, 2012

we heart handmade art / this saturday!

image source: Pennyweight

Don't forget to pop by Nashville's West Elm for their We <3 Handmade Art this Saturday, April 21st from 1-6 pm!  

Here's a list of the vendors; there's so much talent in this town!  Come out to support local art if you find yourself in this neck of the woods.  Or, if you just want some free food and dance tunes.  Hope to see you there!  PS--I'll have two new prints that I'm saving for the event!

April 13, 2012

happy three years, tiny home

Happy three years of being our home, our refuge, our safe place, our party house, our workspace and our blessing, Tiny House.  We've done our best to take care of you while you take care of us.

Grateful for a dry, safe place to lay my head at night.  Grateful for his gem of a home.  Grateful for this tiny piece of land entrusted to us.

If you want to take a peek into its changing over the three years we've had it, check out these other posts: our new home / year one (Look how small the perennials in front of the house were when we first planted them!  It's amazing what a couple years will do!) / year two

I know you've had a lot of feet come in and out of your life in your 107 years, but just know that we think you're something special.

April 10, 2012

the promise of spring + peonies

I talked about this last year, but I thought I'd share the story again.  The image above was taken a few days ago of a peony bush in our yard.  This first blossom came to us on Good Friday--new life, promises and beauty on such a poignant day.

A few Falls ago, my grandfather and grandmother came across some peonies in a neighbor's trashcan who'd mistaken them as weeds.  They dug them out of the trash and saved them for our new home's yard.  Two years ago, when they should have bloomed for the first time, they were squelched by Nashville's flood.  Last year, as I anticipated their fragrant blooms, they only produced fat buds with a couple actually flowering.  This year, watching them bud and bloom in abundance has brought me such sweet memories of him, in the form of my favorite flower.

"As you go through this day, look for tiny treasures strategically placed along the way.  I lovingly go before you and plant little pleasures to brighten your day.  Look carefully for them, and pluck them one by one.  When you reach the end of the day, you will have gathered a lovely bouquet.  Offer it up to Me with a grateful heart.  Receive My Peace as you lie down to sleep, and with thankful thoughts playing a lullaby in your mind."  -an excerpt from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

April 2, 2012

west elm + etsy + me!

Come on out April 21st to Etsy's collaboration with West Elm for an afternoon of handmade art, food, drinks and good music!  Not to mention, Nashville's event is curated by the ever talented Elise of Pennyweight!  I'll be sure to have prints and cards available for the first time at this show, so come on by for some never-before-seen treats!

If you think you might pop by, click here to register for the event!  Can't wait to see you!