So yesterday I had big plans to get a ton of stuff done.. I had 4 hours of video to edit and pictures to take.. I had gotten a great night rest so I knew I would get it all done! haha.. no.
Yesterday didn't quite go as planned. Have you ever had a situation come up that just kinda takes you by surprise and then even when it's over, it seems to consume your thoughts and your day? You get distracted and you can't focus and then your day has just gone to pot? That is how my day went yesterday. I won't go into details about what happened, but the incident made me question myself.. my work, my art.. even my friendships. I wondered if putting myself out there was really what I was supposed to be doing? It seriously just threw me for a loop.., at first I was angry, then I was sad.. then I was frustrated.. then sad some more.. and I stewed about it all day long and got absolutely NOTHING done. I hate it when that happens! lol. I had a schedule yesterday and I wanted to stick to it! But sometimes life has other plans.
One thing that I truly appreciated yesterday was that out of the blue.. I received two emails from blog readers who must have known what kind of day I was having.. because they were perfect. They were loving and kind and encouraging. They were thoughtful and sweet and just exactly what my heart needed to hear. It made me realize that I am doing exactly what I should be doing. My family loves me, they support me.. so do my friends. SO do soooo many of you! And truly.. in the end, that is what matters.
So this morning I woke up early (couldn't sleep, still worrying haha)..and I decided to paint. I wanted to paint something for you wonderful people who support me and love me! You are always so wonderful and encourage. I read each and every comment and I truly do thank you for the support you show. It's amazing! So I wanted to do something for you! So many of you email me or message me asking when I will have my canvasas for sale as prints. I laugh and think.. oh I don't know. Someday :). I WISH i had a way to give everyone who reads my blog a print.. but I don't. but I thought I COULD offer a high res download (for free)... that you could print yourself! So I painted this for you all.. just in time for Valentines day.. because all of you have a special place in my heart.
"She knew she was loved"
I was inspired by this week's Monday Moodboard for the color scheme.. my "love" theme.
I wanted her to have fire red hair.. I thought pigtails kept her easy going and not too fussy.
I made sure to include a heart on her layered skirt.. cause I seriously "heart you all!"
Not sure if you can read the small print, but on the side of her skirt it reads.. "friends for life".. cause that's what we are.. friends for life!
I really am truly grateful for all of you who support me in my endeavors! You are all so positive and kind and encouraging and I seriously can't tell you what the means to me!
So how can you get this print? Simply download the file below.. it will be a zipped file, so you will have to save it to your computer and then upzip it (had to zip it because it's high resolution.. perfect for printing). Then simply print it out onto Archival Matte Paper, or have it printed at your favorite print shop! ( I love snap-fish for online or walmart for pick up options!) You can frame it or leave it unframed. You could have them printed in postcard size and give them to your best girlfriends for valentines day. You could print them ATC size and put them on gifts for those you love. The possibilities are endless! But It's just my way saying THANK YOU!
Here is the download (click on the words below and select "save")
so thank you again.. honestly.. you gals (and guys) are just plain awsome! Hope this weekend is a great one for you!