Friday, June 29, 2012

Just Bringing Art

A few weeks back a great friend of mine named Tory had me paint two canvases for her best friends' graduation gifts. It turns out that one of the girls loved her canvas (YAY!) so much that she wanted me to paint one for her boyfriend. He is in a band called Just Bringing Art, and she thought it would be cool if I painted their logo on a canvas. She's such a good girlfriend! I hope he loved it.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Army Strong

I finally got to meet Erika's friend Amy this month! She has ordered two canvases from me already, and she recently instagramed a picture of a necklace she has that says "Army Strong" on it and asked if I could paint it. Her request was for me to do digi-camo (which is pretty tough to paint!) so I had to work really hard to perfect it. I finished it last week, but I got to see her again Monday night and finally gave it to her! Her brother is in the military and is stationed in Georgia right now, so keep him in your thoughts!

I asked Amy to send a picture of her and her canvas!
 Thanks Amy! So glad you love it!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

8000 Views and Summertime News

Summer has been off to a good start so far. I went to Heart o' the Hills for my counselor orientation, got to see my big brother graduate from Texas Tech, saw so much family that I hadn't seen in way too long!, painted big orders of graduation gifts--and still have more coming! (Kat that's you!), hung out with my best friends, gone country dancing one night, been on about 5 flights, finished an online class, and just had a blast during every second of it. It's been pretty busy over here, but that's the fun part!

 Some of my awesome fellow counselors at the Heart! We got a night off, so we were pretty happy!
My parents (and family in the background) all excited to be at graduation

I had an order for one of my close family friends. She and her mom have been in the process of redoing her room, and asked me if I could make a few canvases with her monogram and one with her favorite Bible verse, Jeremiah 29:11. It's funny because the color scheme she picked is the one my mom and I used to redo my room this past year! Here's what they turned out like:

After I finished those, I had another order from her older brother! He asked me to make this canvas for a friend's birthday. I love making stuff for guys because they are so funny when they describe what they want, and then they are COMPLETELY amazed when you finish it. It was so rewarding seeing how impressed he was with it! Thanks, bud!! I hope the gift is a hit!

Thanks so much you guys for supporting me. It's hard to believe I have 8,000 views! My brother keeps telling me I need to look into getting sponsored, but I don't know the first thing about that. If anyone has any details on that, let me know. I think that'd be so fun! 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Graduation Time!

This month has been jam-packed with graduation gifts, and I am loving it. It's been a lot of hard work, but it is also really exciting to make canvases with themes for different universities all over! A sweet girl from my old high school ordered about 15 canvases for her friends as graduation gifts, and they turned out pretty nicely if I do say so myself!! There are some Texas flags, the state of Texas, monograms, chevron prints, and just simple canvases with their names on them. I put them on my Facebook page, but I haven't uploaded any on my blog, yet. I hope y'all love them!! 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Philippians 4:13

Before I went off to counselor orientation last week, I had a lot of special orders to do! The best one was for a girl in Dallas who has been battling cancer in high school and is going to Baylor next fall. Her mother emailed me with her daughter's beautiful story, and I had tears in my eyes as I read it. The special cross with the canvas ribbon was something her mom sent me that really made the canvas have a special meaning for her. She is so brave, and it is incredible that she has been able to keep up her grades though her battle. She was so thoughtful and asked her mom if they could order another canvas for a friend fighting against cancer as well. Congratulations on your graduation, Caroline!! I hope you love your gift! Baylor is lucky to have such an inspirational girl come to their university!!