Being with friends and having no agenda is probably the best way to spend a weekend. I loved touring through Georgetown/Washington D.C. area this weekend, snapping photos, shopping, drinking lots of coffee, and laughing a ton. It's so much fun getting to take photos with no pressure of having the perfect shot and unashamedly acting like a tourist.
It feels like there has been an overflow of opinions and messages going around about finding your place in the social media world. Whether it's becoming an entrepreneur, presets, or sharing more of your story - it's everywhere. And while all of these topics can be very exciting and motivational, I think it can be overwhelming. It feels like the pressure to have perfect posts has been replaced with the pressure to have the most engagement on your posts. Either way, it's unpredictable and an exhausting thing to dive into emotionally.
I had the awesome opportunity to travel to Jamaica for the third time with my sister and dad this past week! Jamaica holds such a special place in my heart as my dad has ministered there 30 times! While we did get a chance to rest and adventure, we were also able to minister at churches, meet tons of people, and even got to lead people to Christ - which was the best part…
I have been working on a lot of fun projects lately and realized I haven't created new wallpapers in forever! I'm excited to share a little bit about the next step for my work & my website, so keep reading if you're interested! Sometimes during seasons of craziness or "busy-ness" we forget that consistency isn't mundane or boring but it's what grows us in so many ways. My wallpaper designs are something I created in my dorm room and never put much thought into them. After I saw the response on Pinterest and from so many friends & family members, I became really passionate and loved seeing so many girls having them on their phone.
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”
I look forward to working on this theme of wallpapers every year and am always excited to see where I'll find inspiration! These wallpapers don't really have your typical Valentine's Day theme but I love finding any excuse to use blush pink in my illustrations. I used a mix of watercolours, digital lettering, and some illustrations with my iPad pro to create this set and I hope it can brighten up your phone throughout this short month.
This Christmas I collaborated with an amazing blog & ministry called Delight & Be to share some free downloads with you. I've been so encouraged lately getting to partner with awesome brands and blogs to create art and reflect what I'm so passionate about. Check out Delight & Be for encouraging posts, workshops, readings, free downloads, and an amazing new magazine!
Below I created a November/Thanksgiving themed wallpapers for your phone and your laptop. They are absolutely free, but if you like them feel free to share them on Pinterest or with a friend.
Open this link up on your phone and hold + save to add to your camera roll.
I recently had the amazing opportunity to collaborate with @sweet.flours by mixing my love for painting and her love for baking! Lauren Santiago reached out to me about a month ago to see if I would be interested in having one of my scanned paintings printed onto one of her amazing cakes - and of course I said yes! I love any chance I get to work with other creative people, learn from their craft, and creating together. I am so impressed and amazed by Lauren's cake and dessert designs - check out her Instagram or website here.
I have been working on a lot of fun projects lately and realized I haven't created new wallpapers in forever! I'm excited to share a little bit about the next step for my work & my website, so keep reading if you're interested! Sometimes during seasons of craziness or "busy-ness" we forget that consistency isn't mundane or boring but it's what grows us in so many ways.
I recently had the dream come true opportunity to collaborate with Barefoot Blonde hair on the package design for their hair extensions. I have been a fan of Amber Fillerup for years and have always loved her style, blog, and infamous braids that are all over Pinterest...
I recently had the amazing opportunity of shooting some visual content for my website with the lovely Rachel Burkhart. It was such a fun experience and it allows me to show you some of the different materials I use in my paintings. See below for a list of supplies I use and links to purchase. Can't wait to see what you create!
I would like to say this is a challenge for me but I love it too much to admit that: I like to draw or create something every single day. Lately I have been trying to be more intentional about sharing my work and what's on my heart! So today, I have added some free wallpapers for your phone to inspire you as you begin the week ahead.
I have been so inspired by the story of Hannah's faith in 1 Samuel lately. It's one of those stories I've read over and over but it didn't really hit me until recently. Hannah had such a sincere faith and depth of love to be a nurturer and a mother - and with Mother's Day yesterday I couldn't stop thinking about her story. I came across this blog talking about the different attributes we can learn from Hannah in the bible [read it here.] I love any chance I get to learn a timeless trait from a woman in the Bible so I chose this verse, and paired it together with some of my illustrations to create these. I hope these wallpapers encourage you today and encourage you to read the whole story of Hannah's life. Open this link up on your phone and hold + save.
Whenever I feel like I am not inspired AT ALL or everything I am creating is awful, I pray for creativity and inspiration and then I try using materials I don't normally use. My favourite tools to create are my iPad Pro + Apple Pen with the app ProCreate, my favourite watercolour paints, or doodling with Micron pens. However, when these materials aren't working for me or I feel like I am not creating something I am proud of, I go through my art supplies and try something new.
I'm so excited to announce my latest collaboration with a ministry that is so close to my heart. The Penny Story is a simple yet impactful ministry started by my friend Kendall Altmeyer thats ultimate goal is to end human trafficking. For years, this cause has been such a burden on my heart but also makes me feel so small. Anyone who knows anything about this epidemic has asked themselves "What can I do about this?"
It's been such an exciting start to 2017 and I have so many exciting projects and collaborations coming up that I can't wait to share. I have been getting requests to create more abstract wallpapers and have been getting inspired by these neutral Valentine's Day colors! Below you can save 4 phone wallpapers to your lock screen to use throughout the month.
The fastest year of my life is officially coming to a close - but it's ending on so many sweet notes! My beautiful niece is days away from her due date and I have been so inspired to create and draw over the last few weeks. I've created 3 illustrated wallpapers for not just your phone but your laptop/desktop computer, and your iPad/Tablet as well!
Two years ago today I designed my first ever phone wallpaper in my college dorm. The design simply said "Hello, October" and it was one of the first times I ever used Adobe Illustrator. Today I'm so thankful that that wallpaper has spread all over Pinterest and received over 50k reins from 10 different countries. But even more than that I'm so thankful that I have been able to learn and grow as a designer since then!
You might think you have everything for Fall (school supplies, PSL's and that new iOS10 update) but you can't leave your phone out! I had such a great time creating these 3 designs and gathered a lot of inspiration from friends. I asked the question "What does Fall make you think of?" and I got answers like apple orchards, romantic comedies, latte's and all the things you'd expect a girl to say about fall. I collected and doodled some ideas from different inspirations and came up with 3 wallpapers I hope you love.