It's no secret i love instagram. Little glimpses of everyone's day, beautiful photos, and lots of inspiration. i follow friends, family, people and businesses i find inspiring. i love posting snippets of my day too and realized how wonderfully colorful my life really is. i like looking back through my posts as a reflection of who i am and what is happening all around me. Here's a look at some of my favorite colorful photos of late (in no particular order).
i have been a long time fan of Uppercase Magazine. i have been debating about subscribing for a while now but had no choice but i had to jump when i saw this color issue. it was totally worth it and i completely adore this magazine. it is chock full of inspiration and COLOR! i find myself carrying it around just to be near it. Strange, i know, but the truth nonetheless.
We have had some wacky weather around here. It's not unusual to have weather that changes it's mind quite frequently here in Colorado and i love a good thunderstorm and rain. You can keep the hail & tornadoes though and we have had both of these. We had a particular rough storm last week but it was followed by a beautiful double rainbow. a full double rainbow that was full of hope. It was spectacular.
My garden is coming along nicely. It is lush with foliage, growing beautifully, and producing a very colorful harvest. i went out to see what needed to be picked and was amazed by all the colors and bountiful produce. We had a fantastic dinner that evening with veggies i grew right in my back yard. Everything tasted, well, fresh, and unbelievable good with just a few dashes of salt.
i have been working on some basics in my art lessons with Michael. it's been great developing my skills and really learning the foundations. This past week i was instructed to bring in some blank canvases to start a new project from scratch to build layers and incorporate all the lessons. This week was laying that strong foundation on those blank canvas under Michael's guiding eye while he worked on his newest show. How could i not be inspired with his big beautiful piece stretched across the floor? Did you notice the Uppercase magazine on his art? i had to bring it to share with him.
So i have been hanging with Craftsy a lot lately. Do you know about Craftsy? It is an incredible online classroom filled with all kinds of classes and projects in a wide range of subjects. Fine Arts (Drawing, Painting, Photography), Cooking, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Embrodiery, Gardening, Woodworking, etc. They are also building their paper arts section and i am honored to say i am a Craftsy instructor. More details on the classes soon! i had a great time filming with their amazing colorful crew and had a blast in their studios.