Monday, December 20, 2010


Exciting news!  I am now offering fine art limited edition reproductions on my shop! 
Check out the new prints that are being offered at an amazing price!  These were four of the most popular paintings from my Painting365 project. 
This print is a Fine Art Limited Edition Print on fine silk paper with the highest quality inks. I painted the original paintings in oil on wooden blocks. The smooth texture of the wood makes these painting ideal for a fine art reproduction.

Each print is signed in the lower right hand corner and is surrounded with a white border, ready to be matted and framed!

Monday, December 13, 2010


I just love this clothing shop on the west side of down town Greenville, named Augusta 20 (hence the title A20). It's so stylish and modern... and, as always, I love shop windows! They always hold a feast of shadows, lights, shiny things, colors, and abstract shapes.

This particular watercolor is so warm and watery. The reflections are very implied and suggested with the beautiful watercolor effects. I just love painting in watercolors...

This painting is painted on heavy, hot-press paper (my favorite) with the finest quality watercolor paints. It measures 10x15 inches.

It is available on my shop for a great price! And, like every painting in my shop, will arive on your doorstep, beautifully packaged and wrapped! 

Guess which one they'll open first...?

The perfect Christmas gift for pretty much anyone on your list is, of course, artwork!
There are several paintings listed on my shop, as well as prints, photographs, and greeting cards (what a classy hostess gift idea!) 
If you would like to receive your painting before Christmas, be sure to order within the next week!  I am offering expedited shipping so you will be sure to receive it by Christmas.  AND, it will be wrapped beautifully, all ready to place under the tree!

Check out my shop!

If you live in Greenville area, be sure to send me a message about meeting and I'll drop the shipping altogether!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Two recent commissions I completed for a globe trotting gal in Ohio...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Commissions... just perfect for Christmas!

You've spent the whole year going to new places, seeing amazing sites, spending time with loved ones, and enjoying priceless moments.  Now the year is coming to a close, but there is no reason why you should put those precious memories in a shoe box and close the lid.  No way!  
Instead, I will create a beautiful piece of artwork to be matted, framed, hung on your wall, and cherished for years to come.  Pick your photograph, pick the size, and send me an email or buy the "commission" listing on my shop.
If you would like your painting completed by Christmas, hurry!  I only have a eleven spots left!
A painting is by far the very best gift you could give a loved one (in my humble opinion of course...)

Also, if you would prefer an oil painting, send me an email and we can talk about the details.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Holiday Market

A few photos from the Holiday Market I took part in today.  The weather was beautiful, the people were friendly, and the artwork and cards looked pretty good on display!  I had fun putting this display together (rather last moment, I must admit...).  My dear husband helped me stitch and tie the little treads on each handmade card.  He's a saint.  AND, now he can better understand just how much work goes into these little beauties!  Always a good thing.
I know most of you were not able to make it to the Holiday Market, but feel free to stop by the online market at both my handmade card shop and fine art shop.

NOTE!  Many of the paintings on my fine art shop are going to be deeply discounted beginning Monday (the 18th)!  Be sure to stop by and begin your holiday shopping!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I feel like I've been cutting circles out all day!  It's not the most exciting day job in the world (I think being a food and travel critic would be...) but it is most defiantly NOT the worst, or even the most boring.  I actually rather enjoy it!  I have a nice large table to work on, in a lovely room, with a sweet toddler at my side (well actually, she's usually crawling around the living room and sneaking upstairs at alarming speeds).  I'm trying to get my stock of BeautifulHello cards ready for the Holiday rush and for the quickly approaching Holiday Market sponsored by the Greenville Classical Academy. 

If you have any recommendations for my online "presence" or a local shop that you think these cards and tags would fit it, please let me know! 

About the stunning photos...  I recently stumbled across the Etsy Shop Walking to Jericho.  The photography is so artistic and dynamic, and they are having a BOGO! Just thought I'd share...  These three photos are just perfect for this time of year!
The weather felt so autumnesque (new word) and crisp lately that my husband and I actually made a mini Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday.  It was fun to cook together.  He's so wonderful.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Baby, You've Got What it Takes

This was just to beautiful to not share with you... and they included the L.O.V.E card from my new BeautifulHello shop!
To learn more about each item shown (and to see a couple more!) check out "Baby, You've Got What it Takes" for yourself!  It's a lovely collection of beautiful things.

 Happy Saturday to you!  Here is one of the paintings I've completed lately.  I've been working on several, completely different pieces this week.  One is green, almost abstract, and nature-inspired, the other is dark, rainy, and red, and this one is simple sweet, and girly. 

I love these flower; Camellias.  They are so delicate looking, yet grow in the harshest conditions of mid-winter (well, harsh by South Carolina's standards).  A couple foolish little blooms have shown their faces a little bit too early, so I captured their short lives in paint as quickly.  I know there is no snow yet, and won't be for a while (if ever around here!) But I'm calling this little painting "Snow Flowers" as a tribute to this winter bloom.  This painting is 5x7 and can be found in my shop for a steal!  I think this would be a fantastic Christmas gift for that hard-to-by-for, super-classy person. 

This is one of the last oil paintings I'll be doing for a while (that makes me very sad!) My husband, baby, and I are moving out of our home in a couple weeks, and I want to make sure that all the paintings I do will be dry in time.  Watercolors, acrylics, and pen-ink washes to come as well as many, many Christmas cards as I continue to launch my new line!  Check out BeautifulHello!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Bundle!

Have I been distracted...?  YES!  We recently found out that we are having a new little one!  I don't know whether it is a boy or girl yet, but I really think it's a boy!   We're very excited.
One of the most distracting aspects of this pregnancy (besides the little kicks, bumps, random cravings, and growing belly) are all the adorable items available on Etsy for babies!  I have found endless decorations, clothes, toys, bags, and blankets.  Here are just a couple of my favorites. 

Beautiful designed crib set by TiptoeStudio
Darling "little man" shirt and tie created by SuperSweetCreations
Sweet and simple birth announcement designed by lepapierstudio
"Snazzy Jazzy Stripey Owl" by kateendle
Too cute plush toy by  bubbletime

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Beautiful Hello


I am very pleased to announce the opening of my new greeting card and paper goods shop!

I have been having so much fun creating 15 lovely greeting cards over the past few days. Each card is a little work of art that can fittingly be framed and hung on your wall (or on your dearest friend’s wall after they receive a card from you!)

This collection is a play on trees, patterns, color, and shapes. I love the way that each of these elements come together to create such darling designs!

Here are a few sneak-peaks of the cards that are available in my new shop:

check it out!

Because you're one of my blog readers, I'll send you an added special gift with your first purchase! Send me a message along with your order and I'll be sure to include a sweet surprise in your package!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sweet Choreography

My latest compilation of beautiful things on Etsy

To learn more (or buy) about any of these stunning items, click here.

Happy Monday!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Celery Slopes

So, where on earth have I been for the past month!? It has been a crazy, exciting, eventful month full of family (we're talking 21-28 people at one table...), friends, trips, quiet days with my tot, and wonderfully warm weather. I really wasn't intending to leave for such a long time, and I'm sorry!

I'm back now (with just a slight lingering summer laziness left in me) and ready for all the excitement the fall brings. I have a love/hate relationship with fall... I love the crispness, the colorfulness, the freshness in the air, but it means goodbye to warm weather for many months, and I'm just not ok with that. I love little bits of winter, but not months and months. No thank you.
So, needless to say, I'm enjoying these last few weeks of warm, warm weather. In celebration of warm summer days, I painted this oil painting I am endearingly calling "Celery Slopes". It is 5x11 inches, painted on a beautiful piece of wood from my grandfathers wood shop. I love the quilted feel, the general sloping motion, and the warm, cozy, colors.

This painting can be found on my Etsy shop, along with several others, for $50 for only one week! Next Friday, it will go up to $80. I am doing a steal-deal today to keep life active and exciting. ;)
Have a WONDERFUL weekend! I know I will!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Proud designs

I am so very proud of my little brother and sister...
Ben, as I mentioned a while back, went to Marine boot camp earlier this summer.  He completed beet camp several days ago in a blaze of glory.  He did extremely well, we are all quite proud of him, and America is now a much safer place.  Doesn't he look spiffy!

Rebekah is graduating from high school, after a lovely solo voice, piano, and violin recital, and is preparing to go to college to major in counseling and voice.  She's going to do so well.

They are having a joint celebration next Friday, and I wanted to share the invitations I created for them.  I was enjoying the play of fonts and moods.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


"Do You Have the Time?"
Lithograph reproduction fine art card set.
Just in time for birthday season (well... my birthday season at least), I thought it would be good to give you a wonderful, thoughtful, and creative gift giving option!  Fine art cards.
These cards are lovely reproductions of two lithographs I created depicting city scenes from South Carolina.
The first is a charming clock with trees, eclectic buildings, and cars behind it; a very picturesque small-town view (even though it's actually down town Columbia!).

Set of five cards, printed on satin stock paper and individually signed, can be found in my shop for $12.

"Charleston Blvd"
lithograph reproduction fine art card set.
I just love this lithograph... a completely Charlestonian scene with the gorgeous, tall, stately, homes, the narrow uneven streets, lovely ironwork gracing each entryway...  beautiful.

Again, a set of five cards, printed on lovely satin stock, and pared with beautiful black envelopes.  As you can see, these envelopes look stunning addressed in gold or silver ink.  Really, who wouldn't want to receive that?  These can also be found in my shop for $12

P.S. the original lithographs shown on these cards are also for sale in my shop, if you're interested.


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