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Colorful Words

A friend, who received this painting as a gift back in 2009, just recently asked me a few questions about it for an art appreciation class in college.  I don't usually take the time to write down the meaning behind my paintings, but more often than not, there is a...

8 Reasons Why “Good Enough” Is Underrated

After my first year of motherhood and 32 years in this world, I'm here to tell you that "good enough" and "better than nothing" are two of the most underrated mindsets we have in today's society. We are taught from birth to strive for perfection, to be the best, to...

Beach Memories Birthday Gift

A friend from college reached out to me a few months ago, in hopes of creating the perfect gift for her mother for Mother's Day.  She said that their song was "You Are My Sunshine" so we decided to spread the lyrics across 3 wood boards and add beachy colors - her mom...

Desires Of The Heart

Just recently, Staci and Brandon Goodman's daughter, Graylen won my "Precious Baby Contest" on Facebook.  Their prize was an 8x10 painting of the photo that was submitted.  I asked Staci for her story - pre-pregancy, pregnancy, and life now with their precious...

A Special Bond

Whitney Hempsey - mom, wife, breastfeeding educator, doula, photographer, and advocate of natural, healthy, and no fear pregnancy and childbirth - needless to say, an inspiring woman.  Here is the story (in her own words) behind the photo that she had me turn into a...

The Journey

I met Jaime Soule about a year ago at an art event in Conway, SC.  We seemed to hit it off over our love for bright and vibrant nature imagery.  Since then she has moved from Myrtle Beach to the cold, snowy state of Massachusetts - what a difference!  Jaime contacted...

The Same Moon Around The World

This past fall, I participated in the Springmaid Beach Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival.  This was my first year selling my artwork, but I've attended as a shopper for quite a few years.  During my three days, I kept busy with customizing ornaments and wood signs in...

The Warrior

So, a couple months ago I started hearing about Artfields, a 10 day art competition and celebration in Lake City, SC, a town which I knew little about, other than that it's about 1.5 hrs from Myrtle Beach.  I learned quickly that the organizers of the event were...

Cool Custom Cooler

This handcrafted wooden cooler was made by the talented and hard working, Joe Papotto - my neighbor.  He builds all kinds of wonderful wood creations, but this to me, is his best work yet!  He sold the cooler to a friend of mine and she asked me to stain and paint it....

The Pierce Portrait

Jen and Sean Pierce are friends from my college years at Coastal Carolina University and now have a beautiful family together.  A few months ago, Jen contacted me about having a portrait done of her two kids, Bodhi and Harlow and of course, I said yes! Jen told me she...

Green Thumb DIY

Hey, y'all!  So, the mother in law, Karen is in town and has one of the greenest thumbs I know of - she and the Hulk are in competition.  She motivated Mike and I to try our hands at gardening and I love it!  I've actually tried planting a few things in the past and...

Painting on Unique Surfaces

Lately, I've had some unique requests for custom paintings, which honestly makes my job much more challenging and fun! The first was for a beach scene on an antique bow saw. A friend of mine who sells collectibles and antiques had this old saw and decided he wanted to...

Not So Common Yoga

Yoga in Common is a unique yoga studio at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach.  I don't know much about yoga studios, but I do know that when you step into this place, you feel lighter, peaceful, loved, even if it's your first time there. I met Linda Phillips, the...

The Heart Grows Fonder

So, here it is...the much anticipated military love story of Laura and Eric Zilberman.  A couple full of character, humor, loyalty, devotion, and LOVE! From Eric's lips - "I'm not very good at writing about myself, but I'll give it a try.  Our love story began as a...

Art Options, Pricing, and Purpose

First of all, thanks for taking the time to read this, it's an important topic to me and may answer some questions for you. I started seriously trying to sell my paintings in galleries and shows about 5 years ago.  At that time, I was very new to the art world,...

New Studio, Fresh Approach – Serendipity!

As a lot of you know, I've been wanting to open up a shop/gallery for a long time!   It's probably been about 6 years now that I've been talking about it.  Well, guess what? It finally happened!  With the help of two other lovely ladies in North Myrtle Beach, we are...

Spread Some Christmas Cheer!

Hey guys, welcome to my site, you stopped by during a wonderful time of year, actually, if it weren't for the cold weather, it might even be my favorite time of year!  Nevertheless, I love Christmas and the joy that it brings to so many.  The fortunate have a chance...

Presenting – Amy and Rollo Fisher

Amy is a good friend of mine from when Mike and I lived in Ft. Lauderdale a few years ago.  We met at Young at Art Children's Museum, where we both worked as museum educators.  We had a lot of fun that year as I was getting used to married life and Amy was living the...

Sybil and Carlie’s Excellent Adventure

GO BIG or GO HOME! A few weeks ago, my friend Carlie and I were lucky enough to go on a weeklong road trip from South Carolina to Maine.  We met so many great people, saw beautiful coastline, visited interesting new towns and cities, ate wonderful food, and breathed...