Freebie Friday // Don't Stop Dreaming.

Hey guys! I've been doing a lot of painting & sketching lately {insert happy dance} and I thought it would be nice to share with you all one of my recent pieces. I hope you all enjoy these free desktop wallpapers and I hope they inspire you to keep dreaming and to keep going after your dreams. <3

If you use any of the wallpapers, be sure to snap a pic and share with me on instagram!
Hashtag #hellomondayfreebies so I can see! :-) 

Watercolor Floral with Quote
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Watercolor Floral without Quote
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Mobile Devices 

Life Lately // My Happy Place

Last month Evan and I took our annual trip up to the Adirondacks. As usual we kept ourselves busy by kayaking, mountain biking, fishing, hiking and of course EATING! Every year I look forward to coming back to "My Happy Place" because it's the only place that I can truly unwind and relax.  Here are a couple snapshots from our trip.

I already miss this place so much. The mountains, the coffee, the doughnuts, the long hikes and talks with Evan. We're planning another trip in September for our 6 years of dating. Words cannot describe how excited I am see the beautiful fall foliage and of course to eat a doughnut or two. I swear they have the best doughnuts ever up there! :-)

Where is your happy place? I'd love to know!

Hello Monday!

Just a quick little hello monday illustration to start the week off right!
Hope you all have a wonderful week, stay positive and smile! :-)

What makes your heart happy?

This morning I woke up and said, I am going to paint. It felt good to sleep in, drink my coffee and relax. Painting makes my heart happy and brightens up my life. Whenever Evan get's home from work, I drag him into my office and get all excited to show him what I've been working on. It's almost like I have re-ignited that passion and creativity that I used to have when I was a little girl. I would paint & color for hours on end and never ever grow tired.

I don't think we have passions or interests by chance. I truly believe that whatever you are passionate about is a gift and should be used for a greater purpose. Every single person in this world is uniquely special and has different talents, we should all be pursuing our passions and sharing it with the world! Not only will we all be happier personally but most likely those talents/gifts will touch someone else and make a difference in this world.

What makes your heart happy? Whatever it is, go after it!

30 Day Business Cleanse

After reading a semi recent blog post, The 30 Day Creative Business Cleanse by Regina, I felt the need to do a business cleanse as well. The past 6 months have been nothing but go go go which has resulted in myself neglecting certain areas of my business and personal life. I never realized how much work it was going to be moving into a new house and having to unpack, decorate, paint, build things, etc. (on top of working full time and freelancing). My own mistake there, but I learned!

It's time for some down time to organize, de-clutter and get back on track. I will not only be following some of the tips that Regina posted but also digging deeper into my business by focusing only on the things that bring me joy and come naturally. So with that said, I will not be taking on anymore custom design work until further notice. I will open back up in the future, but for now for once I need to focus on myself.

If you follow me on instagram you can see that I have been painting more frequently (as a great stress reliever!) and it has brought such joy back into my life. I plan on keeping that up and see where it can go by incorporating it back into my graphic design. I have a feeling I am on the right path, I just keep listening to that gut & heart of mine!

As an artist we are always growing and evolving, I hope you follow along to see the progress and growth that Hello Monday is embarking on. :-)