Over the years, I have taken a handful of painting courses (acrylics & oils), always attracted to the medium, but never quite falling in love with the actual process. I had never tried watercolors and when a workshop with Pink Puddle Studios was offered, I decided to give it a try. Boy, am I glad I did! I really feel like I have found artistic freedom. I really can’t even describe in words how I feel when I am in the zone painting with watercolors. Hours float by like minutes. It’s crazy (and full of zen-like peace). So far, it is more of the abstract that I am exploring; I’ve never been the best at drawing, but I am excited to keep trying new things, making mistakes, and even impressing myself when something turns out better than I thought it would. Here’s to exercising our creativity and finding new loves!!

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Pink Puddle Studio


Today I discovered the work of a local watercolor artist and illustrator named, Rachel Eskandari, of Pink Puddle Studio. I found her on Instagram first and then quickly checked out her website and Etsy store. What I am most interested in is that she is beginning to offer watercolor workshops. Exciting! I can’t wait to sign up for one.  Take a few minutes and peruse her beautiful paintings. I know they’ll make you smile. 

Red Cap Cards


I love Red Cap Cards. It’s hard to buy just one. You can, and will, spend an hour trying to decide which one to buy if you’re only buying a couple. Needless to say, I’ve purchased my fair share and encourage you to look through their designs. There are lovely artists to choose from and each feels like a unique piece of artwork. Enjoy!