Saturday, May 19, 2018

The royal wedding

  Who else was up at at 1:30am to watch the duke and duchess of Sussex get married? I was!!! 


 
   I'm a royals fanatic. And I learned that Meghan used to do calligraphy for wedding invitations professionally. I loved that. And speaking of calligraphy... I just finished lesson four of my Lettering with Lindsay class. Have you signed up yet?



   We're having so much fun. Lessons 1-3 are currently available in my Etsy shop at www.thepaperrabbit.blogspot.com .  Lesson four launches June 1st. I highly recommend taking the lessons in order. 1-5 are all based on practical printing and lessons 6-10 will be curly cursive based. I hope you'll all sign up and share this with any friends who might be interested.  Here's the link....

 https://www.etsy.com/shop/thepaperrabbit

Happy Wedding weekend. Ain't love grand❤️

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lettering with Lindsay

Well, only 2 plus years in the making and I finally did it. Lettering with Lindsay is finally a reality!!!




Check it out NOW in my Etsy shop!!!!
There will be ten lessons in all but lessons one thru three are currently available. It's a lot of fun and I promise you're going to become a good letterer after taking the class and doing the homework ... aka practicing! So come join the class.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Too much happy....

So here are some photos of Happy ... too much to speak of right now. But here's a few...

1. New fabric line with Adorn it coming soon

 
 
 

2. New stitching monthly kit club of appliqué and stitching a girl a month from Just Another Button Co. 

 

3-100. Road tripping with my folks to do biz in LA and back home up highway 395 to the Alabama Hills... their favorite spot...

 
(My dad with his barber of 45 years who is 82 now! We went in a hugging tour where we went and hugged and left and went on our way )

 

 

 
 
Hope your weekend is filled with Happy!!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Five Pieces of Happy

 

... Here we are, third day in a row for blogging. Yippie! I've decided to combine my needing to spill my thoughts here on the blog with my art. Up until now it's just been art mostly. I just feel the need to write. So here we go.

   I'm thinking, after a lot of the comments I have gotten on my last few posts , that a lot of you are in the same place as me lately. A bit of needing to just find a little happy in your day. It's there. I know it is. You just have to know where to look for it and how to find it. So, as you go through your day there will be obvious signs of Happy and those will bring a smile to your face immediately.... others you might just overlook as just a normal happy and still others you may overlook all together and later in the day, those thoughts come back as amazing happy things❤️

   So here I go. I may not always share but today, I will. It was a bummer of a day but at the end... I had some happy things come into my mind. 

1. The amazing deep blue sky and huge white puffy clouds in the sky
2. Chocolate milkshakes and cheetos
3. My new fabric lines were launched today at the St Louis Quilt Market. 6 sunshine girls styles!!!
4. I get five days in a row off starting now!
5. Doing art as therapy❤️
    ... like below. Art heals - Jenny Doh says that. And I believe in art more than anything else! So 

 So... this is what I propose. That you find five things that made you happy in a day. Or five thoughts that make you happy. Write them down. Take photos of them. Draw them. Or just jot them in a piece of paper. Soon you'll have ten happys in a day and then soon... your day will be filled with happy.

Sound good? Ok, who's with me?
Use this hash tag when sharing...
#fivepiecesofhappy
Use that whenever you post to instagram or Facebook. I'm gonna start a Facebook page for a group for us Sunshine Girls....

Oh and speaking of sunshine girls 

 

My line of fabric was released today at the St Louis Quilt Market with Adorn it❤️❤️❤️ When I get more pics... you'll get to see them. But I have six styles of Sunshine Girls fabric. I'm so excited. This made me over the moon happy!!!!

So let's get happy!!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Better days

 And... with a good sleep and a better day at work, I am back to my old self... almost. I am drawing again. Not what I would consider to be some if my best... but the ideas are flowing again. I had three jobs to finish sh tonight for clients and then I did this for me. I saw this quote on someone's instagram feed and thought it was fitting. All is well. I hope it is with you too! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

i am enough....

   Some days, just driving home for work is a chore. I barely have the energy to get in the door and drop. But the life of an artist means that when you get home from a full day of work... your work day is just beginning. My creativity and inspiration is at an all time low. Not sure if i am tired, under slept, annoyed or what.... but for the past month i just can barely do anything when i get home. I used to be able to see my future playing out in front of me just like i could grab it. So close. But it seems lately to be slipping away from me. And I hate that. 
   So i am coming back to blogging. I haven't done it for so long and I am sorry. I will also apologize now for the personal nature of this post. And they may lean that way for a bit. It's faster to type than write all this down in my journal and it so helps to work through this all when i let the words spill out somewhere.

   A long time ago i knew what i really wanted and these days all i want are days.  No need to worry about me. I'm fine. I am just in search of me these days.  This is me.... a girl in a white t shirt, jeans, keen shoes and wearing my heart on my sleeve. That's me. And i have lost that in the 9 to 5... i think. So, how do I get that back and still do what needs to be done. That's what i'm in search of. Usually through my art I find that feeling again but lately that just feels like something i need to do. Maybe an art quilt is needed. Or some embroidery. Or both. Not sure.... when i figure it out, i will let you know. Again... sorry for this emotional post. But i'm in search of something that the spilling of words will help me find. I hope. Until then... i;ll just keep drawing even if i feel like everything is just not up to par. See you in my doodles.....

Monday, May 1, 2017




It's been many months since i have posted in my blog.... but with mothers day approaching i wanted to upload a FREE downloadable print for you to print and color for mothers day.  If this won't copy and print for you, then email me and i will get you a PDF. Have a great mothers day....

FREE!!! Mothers Day Download. Follow me on Facebook to get the printable Mothers Day download... and others to come. I started making these years ago for anyone that can't afford a card or wants to recognize some mama for being great, when I heard from someone that their family did nothing for them in their first Mothers Day because they didn't need that little pat in the back. Weather you have cats, dogs, kids or you just work with a group that needs mothering... you're a mother. Thank you for what you do........so, print this,color this, mail this or give this with your live❤️💛💚💙