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Inspiration art for the stylish home: A palm print collaboration



I am SO excited I can barely contain myself!  Many of you already follow my talented bestie Ashlee Proffitt. She and I have been scheming about a print collaboration together for YEARS but never felt like it was the right idea, or the right time (you know the feeling!) until we created this.

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Vibrant photography mixed with graphic text resulting in inspirational art that is on point for the stylish home!  The collection contains four 11×14 individual art prints that read home, love, hope and rest.



We carefully and thoughtfully selected each of these particular words because we need them to be constant reminders within the walls of our own homes and truly hope that they will be an encouragement and sweet reminder in your home as well!

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We are also very excited to have created a stunning and dramatic 24×30 fine art palm photographic print that is a focal point either on its own or when paired with a smaller print. Gorgeous right?!  This idea was born out of looking all over for the right oversized wall art for my newly renovated living room and not finding anything that really was a great fit.  So, I created something for my own home that I hope you will love in your home as well!  Palms are SO in right now but are sure to stand the test of time and for someone who has trouble committing to an accent color, I know that I can never go wrong when I bring natural greens into a space!

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Free Gift

We are over the moon excited about this collaboration and hope that you love it as well! And to sweeten the deal, the first 25 orders will receive a FREE 5×7 version of the palm photographic print to layer with your new wall art!

You know you want one! Pick out yours here.

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Would this print be perfect for your shop? Wholesale inquiries please contact us at

A creamy neutral collection

Just another little collection for you.  This one is definitely not as CRAZY as the last one but I do feel like it would fit nicely into any room done in neutrals.  Again what I love about these is that despite their painting-like quality, they are still actual photographs of actual objects…I really enjoy creating some small bit of mystery about what was photographed and what the process was.  Again these are untouched and right out of camera – other than cropping.  I didn’t say every collection would be Van Gough haha but I did promise to share what I was shooting for better or worse…hopefully this ones for better:)

P.S If you are starring at this post totally confused…start here. :)

Enjoy friends.

What in the world!???

If you didn’t read my last post then you are probably looking at this wondering if I have gone off the deep end. haha.  Well, rest assured I havn’t…yet…and for better or worse, this was intentional:)

In my line of work, generally it is what is in focus in a shot that is the most important. Some artists would argue that sometimes we get too wrapped up in seeking tack sharp images and miss the point.  I have been moved deeply by images literally swirling with emotion…the lack of focus is part of what communicates the emotion.  I wanted to stretch myself even a step beyond this to completely put aside the conventional use of the camera and instead, use the camera more like a paintbrush, focusing solely on composition of  light and color.  These images are untouched and right out of camera despite the look of some crazy digital creation.

What I love about these bold fun images is that since you know it is a photograph, your brain fights to make sense of it. It fights to make something tangible out of what you see that fits into your “photograph” schema.  When it can’t quite do that you are forced to put what you see into a different category all together! It is that mystery that makes you take a second and third closer look.  I think one qualifying characteristic of good art is that there is a mystery to it that begs you to look closer, look longer.

In my mind I picture these being printed on large canvas.  I think the pink dot image would look so fun in my daughters room.  I am really curious to see how these will translate onto canvas.  My hope is that the subtle diffusion of the colors is captured in a way that is smooth and does not give away it creation with pixels. We will just have to see!


Something new on the horizon!

Starting today, I am going to be sharing a humble little “project” that is in the works.  It all stems from my frustration that although I am creating literally thousands of images a year as a photographer and “artist” I have almost nothing on the walls of my own home and office to show for it!   I want beautiful interesting contemporary art decorating my walls and acting as centerpieces for each room but really incredible art is expensive (as it should be) and whats on the shelves of department stores just doesn’t quite cut it for me (how many of you at one time had a verging-on-hideous floral “painting” up in your home that you sort of hated but didn’t have anything else to put up to fill that space!? I am envisioning one right now from our first apartment and it is giving me chills just thinking about it. haha).

Over the course of the next few months I am going to stick my neck out there (yikes!) and share with you the collections of art that I am working on.  Where am I headed with all this?  I have a few BIG ideas up my sleeve but for now, I will just share with you the collections as they come together and I would love (and appreciate) your feedback.

I will be compiling these collections, for now, under a new category on my blog called “Fine Art” which to me, should not be a name that I have the right to give to my own work (it sounds a bit presumptuous I think!) but I just don’t know what else to call it. haha.

In all of the collections I hope to communicate themes of simplicity, a bit of minimalism and abstract with a focus on color palette and composition.  I hope to use my camera more like a paintbrush and leave some mystery about what the subject is or how the piece was created.  Most importantly (as there is a lot of…ahm…”art” out there) I want all of it to be something that I would hang in my own home proudly.

This is an enormous departure from what you guys know me for and I appreciate you letting me use this space to share it with you.  This is just the first of many!  Your thoughts are always welcome.


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