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I had every intention of individually blogging each wedding Live Wedding Painting from this year, but of course, painting took precedence over writing blog posts, so, here we are!  Looking back at 2019, I feel so fortunate to have been a part of each couple’s big day and to know that a piece of my […]

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It’s wedding season again! And in the midst of busy Live Wedding Paintings this year, I love the quiet moments I get to spend in my studio recreating client’s beautiful bouquets with watercolor. Custom wedding bouquet paintings are always my favorite! I thought it would be fun to share some of my top favorites from […]

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Enter to Win a Pair of Tickets to the Merrimon-Wynne Bridal Showcase: Winter 2019! I’d love to see you at Merrimon-Wynne on January 5, 2019! The Merrimon-Wynne house will be hosting their semi-annual bridal show with a twist – the area’s top vendors will showcase their work through ceremony, cocktail hour and reception displays. Guests […]

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Who hasn’t been to a wedding with a photo booth, an amusing DJ and delicious food? While great music and yummy food is a critical part of the day, a new trend is emerging with regard to wedding entertainment: a live wedding painter! Not only will your guests get to see a painting of your […]

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North Carolina Wedding Venues There are so many stunning North Carolina wedding venues, each beautiful in their own way. However, there are a handful of North Carolina wedding venues that stand out. They’re truly elevated to dream-worthy, fairy-tale, picture perfect status. To save you time from wading through endless sites and searches, I’ve rounded up […]

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Unique Wedding Day Stands Out from the Crowd! Pinterest is such an incredible source of inspiration for your big day, and once you’ve picked a unique wedding theme or look, there are thousands of ideas across the web to help it come to life. Yet, after that marathon pinning […]

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  Independence Day is just around the corner! Not too long ago, I shared some of my favorite backyard makeovers for summertime inspiration. Once you’ve got your backyard jazzed up and ready for the celebrations, add a few statement pieces for July 4 and give your space a fresh and affordable July 4 feel!   […]

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digitizing watercolor artwork!

Join me for a free online workshop Thursday, September 19, where I'll personally walk you through each step in the digitizing process and answer questions!

During this free, 1-hour online workshop, we'll take a completed watercolor painting, scan it, clean it up in Photoshop (it's a lot simpler than it sounds!) and look at how to save your file for quality printing and future use!