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12”x12” Acrylic cloudscape on gallery wrapped canvas available on my website now. Something about that golden light on the meadow in this one...it feels uplifting and a touch moody at the same time✨

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#wip still balancing this new botanical composition in blues , about halfway complete. Excited to be working larger! Open enrollment for Emily Jefford’s “Making Art Work” 12 week course is tomorrow! I’m signing up as soon as the cart opens. I haven’t even taken the class yet and I know it’s going to be worth every penny , thank you to everyone who recommended it to me. I’d love you to join me in the class friends! The link to watch the free videos or get information for the class is in my bio.

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I’ve returned from a few days break away visiting family. Feeling recharged and ready to go 🤸‍♀️ Currently planning some teaching sessions for next week for the textile students Leeds Arts university @lauprintsurfacedesign I will be doing a watercolour floral painting workshop followed by how to translates paintings into design composition & repeat pattern. 🌺

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‘a few nice words can help a person more than you think’ ☁️🌻 happy tuesday everyone. tell me something that made you happy today! i have been trying to list three things that made me happy at the end of each day , and i’m not joking , it’s helped me a lot this past week. anyway , i hope you have a lovely day , and if you don’t , that you find loveliness in it somewhere. + photo taken in burano (an island off italy) with the beautiful ‘we have always lived in a castle’ by shirley jackson 🍂 + + + + + + + #bookstagrammers #ukblogger #pursuepretty #calledtobecreative #livecreatively #whereiwork #igreads #bookishlove #bookfeature #booksofig #goodreads #smallmomentsofcalm #hyggehome #simplethingsmadebeautiful #pocketofmyhome #beautyofstillmoments #aslowmoment #bookaesthetic #booknerdigans #momentslikethese #mybeigelife #darlingweekend #ilovebooks #writingabook #authorlife #slowlivingforlife #mybeigelife #bookblogger #bookster #amreading

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Quick lil afternoon study in progress for you in stories now. Wax flowers from Trader Joe’s , oil on paper. Song is Home by Caribou. 🌱

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hi bookworms ☁️🍂 what are you favourite comfort films i have a new blog post up now 💬 about mine! they include lady bird , stuck in love & 7 more so go check it out now (link in my bio , or visit daisychains.co) 🌻 + + + + + + + + #bookstagrammers #ukblogger #pursuepretty #calledtobecreative #livecreatively #whereiwork #igreads #bookishlove #bookfeature #booksofig #bookshop #visitvenice #librarybooks #simplethingsmadebeautiful #pocketofmyhome #beautyofstillmoments #aslowmoment #bookaesthetic #booknerdigans #momentslikethese #mybeigelife #darlingweekend #ilovebooks #writingabook #authorlife #slowlivingforlife #mybeigelife #bookblogger #bookster #amreading

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#wip Such a peaceful morning painting with my new plants 🌱 I’m creating a new collection to release in the next month and everything from that point on will be made to order only. I’ve added my remaining in stock prints to the site at $10 per print! They are the last of the Greenery collection from 2019. Look for the Last Chance tab on my homepage. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Love a girl who writes and live her many lives; you have yet to find her , beneath her words of guise. Kiss her blue-inked fingers , forgive the pens they marked. The stain of your lips upon her— the one she can’t discard. Forget her tattered memories , or the pages others took; you are her ever after— the hero of her book. — Her Words @langleav 🖤

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Sometimes what we're believing for requires a little action. Shaking up monotony , venturing outside of our comfort zone , 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨.⠀ ⠀ It wasn't so long ago that I felt stuck and unmotivated. I was in a creative rut and second-guessing the direction of my calling. Then I started just getting out. ⠀ ⠀ I said yes to a few things that scared me— going back to "college" to study theology. Committing to a weekly bible study when I already felt short on time. Finding ways to serve LA.⠀ ⠀ Then I started meeting people , some of whom I felt inexplicably drawn to , and suddenly my calendar became very (intentionally) filled. My days , infinitely richer.⠀ ⠀ A funny thing happened to my creativity during this time. It somehow switched back on. My brain is now bursting with ideas , my community is flourishing , and my biggest obstacle is learning how to balance task completion with true thriving.⠀ ⠀ All of this to say , if there's an area of your life that you feel is slowly dying— be it your career , relationship , fitness routine , social life , or even your calling , find a way to SHAKE THINGS UP , learn something , commit to a worthwhile venture , and get around new people.⠀ ⠀ It not only opens up your whole world and expands your viewpoint of what's possible , but it gives God an opportunity to show up and exceed your expectations. Hint: he usually does this THROUGH people.⠀ ⠀ I hope this long-winded caption motivates you to take get outside of your routine today , introduce yourself to someone new or do that thing that scares you. That kind of action not only kills stagnancy , but has a way of reviving dreams that feel all but lost.⠀ ⠀ xx Jen