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| Swipe to see closeups | . You know those 'stock' photos that come displayed in the frame when you get buy it? Well, I decided to paint from one of those! I just love these tiny gold frames from @urbanoutfitters 😍 . I always automatically throw away the stock photo, but I realized today that this can be seen as a piece of art, too! The photo actually has the name of the photographer (@theybhayden) and a bit about him as an artist - I thought that was pretty cool! . Anyways, here's me recreating the photo in the form of an abstract painting. Swipe to see the final piece! 💙 . P.S. You can get custom tiny art like this from me in my shop! Link in bio 😊

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s a promise that’s available to us — but first, we must COME. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And that usually looks like stopping something important. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Letting go of things that we want to control. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Or even physically getting up in the morning to watch the sun rise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If we want to find rest, we must simply come and listen to the promises God sings over us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So here's the question: what's keeping you from coming into a place of rest today? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (P.S. I talk about finding this kind of rest in my latest blog post --link in bio).

The damage we are doing to this earth, our oceans and its inhabitants is mind blowing; in some instances there's no recovering from the harm we (oftentimes innocently) cause. Living on an island, spending so much time in the ocean and sharing a love for all living creatures has made me so passionate about Living Pono and doing my part. - You can help, too! Help keep our beaches clean...take five minutes to pick up trash every time you visit. Wear REEF SAFE sunscreen...it matters! Stay off the coral while you're swimming or snorkeling...coral is a living organism. Ditch the excess plastic and refrain from single-use items. Most of all, take the time to read up on marine conservation and ways you can help protect and preserve ecosystems in our oceans. - We have this one life to make a difference. You don't have to make any grand gestures; do one thing today that will contribute to the greater good of our world. Take baby steps if you need to. Just start somewhere. Live Aloha. 🌊 7.19.18 #respectdaaina #saltykinemagnets

Looks like summer! 🍊🍦🌻 • The studio shop will be open tomorrow, friends. Stop by between 1 and 6p to say hi and pick out your favorite mini original! I’ve still got a few left. 🤗 #mayweflystudioshop | 221 S Block Ave, Fayetteville

Throwback thursday.... 💾📀📼📹📻 To last night 😉💓 lol #aboutlastnight #tbt #throwbackthursday If you saw my stories last night I was meeting up with @4hooks4loves Kat for an impromptu #sipandstitch. Such a great night!! We sat out on the patio ...talked yarn, maker life, where we want to go on this maker journey .... life balance and our maker challenges... we laughed,we stitched ...Kat knitted for her @knitatude #kal and I crocheted ... One of the best things about this maker community is the relationships and connections we make. I met Kat at #yarnvseverybody and am so glad that we were able to meet again! Who have you met in the maker community that you totally connected with? Isn't it amazing how this online community connects us to SO many awesome inspiring friends?! 👐🏻 Happy Friday eve everyone!! * * * * #teapraycrochet #maker #createdtocreate #crocheteveryday #summercrochet #crochetersofinstagram #crochetaddiction #patterntester #patterndesigner #communityovercompetition #inspire #encourage #liftup #make #create #stitchandhustle #ourmakerlife  #crochetcrew #yarnspirations

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” ‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬ // Paintings available on Etsy, link on profile!

Ok friends, let’s talk music. When I’m hammering or stringing I have tv on, but when I’m sanding, staining, or doing computer work I listen to music. I’ve been on a greatest showman kick but need suggestions for other stations on pandora! Any recommendations? P.S., after my show in August I will be bringing fall items to the shop! Who’s excited? • • • #handmade #handmadeisbetter #pumpkins #falliscoming #fallleaves #fallcollection #etsy #etsyshop #etsygifts #etsyseller #etsyfinds #createdtocreate #littlethings #littlemoments #pursuepretty #fallvignette #thatsdarling #theinstagramlab #giftideas #gift #autumncolors #prettylittlething #abmlifeiscolorful #abmlifeisbeautiful #mompreneur #wahm #strungonnails #stringart #pumpkinspice #falldecor

Please tell me I’m not the only one that loves the way letterforms move your eye across a page!

A fun date last night with precious friends and our sweet Niyah Jane...all while enjoying Ethan playing the piano! Having Ethan play each week has been a wonderful "excuse" to have a date & be intentional with getting together with friends! 💗💗💗

Blush Pink ! . Perfect for a nursery. 💕 . . . #masonjarcozy #masonjarlove #nurserydecor #blushpink

This. Feels. Good! Painting has opened me up in ways I didn’t know where possible. It’s so much more than a hobby or even a job. I feel a connection to everything I create. They are all true expressions of me. I’m so grateful to be a part of something super fun like the #billingsartwalk It doesn’t suck to hear my “energy and verve” are being felt either! 🤩👊🏼Ya feelin me, Billings?!?! See you August 3rd, @dickeysbillings #intuitiveartist #acrylicpainting #color #myheartinart #createdtocreate #art #artist #feather #spiritgifts #signs #billings #montanamade #montana

• NEW TOY • fact about me: in college I was introduced to printmaking. I instantly fell in love with it. The process was tedious but very relaxing. Scratching into a surface repeatedly for hours or scraping off linoleum, I loved the process. All that work to produce something so beautiful. ❤ • • • #Printmaking #printing #art #linocut #linoleum #scratch #intaglio #monoprint #artist #purpose #createdtocreate #create #rollingpress #printingpress #college #school

I just woke up from a glorious nap. Is it still #tbthursday ??? Throwing it back to a great shoot for @alodiahaircare The owner is not only a Taurus (so am I) but she’s also a chemist. @alodia80 is really really smart. And totally sweet! #flatlays #productphotography #dardencreative

Parents, give me your best tips. The last several months, my 2 boys have been waking the baby up early from her nap almost daily by yelling, screaming, tromping down the hall or even just by their normal talking. Granted, Tucker’s regular voice is basically shouting... but imma bouts ta lose my mind about it. Poor babe isn’t getting the sleeps she needs and mama isn’t getting the time away from the little cherub that is also desperately needed. No matter how many times I tell the boys “quiet, the baby is sleeping,” they’re back at it 2 seconds later. I’ve tried lots of different things. Why is motherhood like this?! Argh!!! 😤 #serenitynow #serenityprayer #helpme . . . #coupleshoot #couplesession #photobugcommunity #wanderingphotographers #postmoreportraits #mountainwedding #coupleinlove #portraitcollective #utahweddingphotographer #ogdenwedding #ogdenphotographer #photobugcommunity #wanderingphotographers #wildlifewildsouls #moodyportraits #ig_muse #magestic_people #creativeportraits #endlessfaces #mypixeldiary #createdtocreate #creativeentrepreneur #risingtidesociety #createhappylife #creativebiz #creativebusiness

Day 2 of the Culinary #delightworkshop has been in full swing, but we first want to share a few photos from yesterday! Yesterday, we started with the basics of knife cuts and sharpening, our favorite kitchen tools, and food storage. Lunch was an Asian teriyaki noodle stirfry and dinner was a southern homestyle meal with roasted whole lemon rosemary chickens, garlic potato gratin, skillet green beans, homemade biscuits, and fresh pie. 😋 But our favorite part of the day was the evening session with @_elizabethqualls sharing her heart + God's heart for the table and challenging us to be gatherers, to invite people in, and just show up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ▫️”Our job is to love others, whether or not they are worthy."