Tag Archives: quotes

smiling at september

1 Sep

Figured I should face a new month and the beginning of a new season with some unbridled optimism. My pen pal and artist friend Sarah ensures that I am never short on a supply of her “Half Full” hand painted tags. I share their positive advice by mysteriously leaving them in random secret spots around town. My hope is that these beauties will catch someone off guard, and will instantly brighten their day. Here are some snaps of a few of the happy advice tags I left around this town recently: IMG_5847 IMG_5855 IMG_5850 IMG_5838 IMG_5840(to see a few more happy “half full” posts, click here).

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words of wisdom

22 Jun

IMG_4964A quote by Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu has been on my mind lately. IMG_4934 IMG_4937 IMG_4942I spent an afternoon down by the river and decided to start this little watercolour piece. The following morning in the studio I enjoyed illustrating the text with white gouache, and adding a bunch of intricate purple shadows. I created this piece purely for myself, with the sole intention of just putting these inspiring words to paper… however, since completing it, I’ve realized there are a lot of beloved quotes that I would like to illustrate, and it’s always wonderful to share found wisdom with others. Therefore, this is the first (of hopefully many) little mixed media pieces that I’ll be creating about wise words.