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Part 2 oil painting Iris

I started this painting over a week ago. I had some time before work to paint another layer. It became darker than I wanted it to. But I kinda like the bold colors.

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A Little Update

I have been taking my time with this blanket. I am using a single crochet stitch in three colors. I chose these colors because they will blend in with my decor in my bedroom.

I haven’t been writing much on this blog because I have been busy balancing work and exercising and just trying to take care of myself.

I’ve been diagnosed with lymphedema and lipedema and heaven trying to incorporate more exercises for my lymphatic system. So my exercise usually takes 30 minutes to 40 minutes in the morning as well in the evening. So I have not had much time to be creative in my art journal. But I have been able to finish an oil painting that I posted on my YouTube channel. But it did take me longer to paint it than I expected.


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I have every intention to blog more often but I lose track of time with work and exercising and other things I need to do. But that’s a little update on what’s going on in my life and an update on my artwork and my stitching.


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Oil Painting Peonies

I have had this painting sitting on my easel for well over a month unfinished. Today I took time to work on its and finalize the painting.

I use water soluble oil paints which I absolutely love because they are non-toxic and are safe around my pets.

Although I’m not entirely thrilled about this painting I do feel it has a sense of calmness to it. I feel like if I continue working on it I will only make it unsuccessful and I won’t be happy with it. I think I will let this one dry and I will hang it on the wall so I could take a look at it and see if I want to add more details


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The Artist Life

It’s been another few weeks, or has it been months, since I posted. I have been taking care of myself, doing some thinking and making changes. Actually big changes.

I have not enjoyed my career for a long time. I am now making a decision to open my own art as therapy business. I am a registered art therapist and want to try online art as therapy sessions. I named my business Zen Art and Wellness. You can find me under that name on Instagram and Youtube. I am really excited to get my first few clients.

This tulip painting has been sitting on my easel for some time. I wanted this to be a quick painting, turns out the only way for anything to be quick is to actually work on it!!! But I have been side tracked with developing my business. I am now done with most of the “boring” business stuff and can now be creative. I am still working my other job as a counselor, until I can live off of my business.

I am going to really try to focus on making more art and getting it on Etsy, I have not shown my best art, so there will be a clean up on it and I might be making a change to where I sell my art. Not sure yet….

The tulip painting will be for sale, both in print and the real painting on canvas!!!!

Here is me in my studio. I bought some new lights, but I need a few hooks to put it up, so maybe off to the store later today for that. Might be my evening adventure.

Enjoy your day and take a look at my art on Etsy! And check out my business as well on Instagram and Youtube.