Colorful Blessings

This blog is my creative corner. I write about art and crafts, handmade business advice, lifestyle stuff, running your own small business, and many other things. This unique space is where you can see the random stuff that goes through my head. Enjoy the journey!
diy-watercolor-box
Arts and Crafts
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Introducing my new diy watercolor box

A bright colorful diy watercolor box made as a labor of luv 🎨👩🏿‍🎨 These hands decorated a prettyful gouache watercolor box Contents ~~~~ What I used to decorate my metal tin watercolor box Nail polish Sharpies and copic markers Top coat nail polish The markers make a squeaky sound. If that bothers you, you’re better off using alcohol inks. Don’t inhale nail polish too long. 🤣 If you layer with nail polish, you could use glazing techniques to make luminescent colors. 🤩 Also the rimmel london nail polish is super opaque I used this to contrast with my semi opaque sinful colors polish 💅🏿 Experiement with top coats! 🤗 I enjoyed the glitter and glow in the dark, but there’s

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Arts and Crafts
Blessing

Changing how I plein air with gouache

I guess serendipity describes what happened with my crayola paleto that now changes the way I will plein air with gouache 🤔🤭 A couple years ago I created a homemade plein air paleto after I discovered that my winsor & Newton gouache was rewettable. one urban sketching essential I tried to diy was a folding board to place my paleto and watercolor paper on top of. I created my own urban sketching diy with an old crayola paleto ✨✨✨ I have also been working on a diy sketchbook watercolor because of following the white rabbit 🥰 Video timestamps ~~~ 00:00 theme song and intro 03:36 my old folding board 13:29 my new folding board 17:56 what happened to my paleto? 31:18

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Stories
Blessing

colorful fantasy painting animal character

A fantasy painting animal inspired by Pokémon 🥰 Pokémon turned 25 last month which made me create my own creature for this fantasy watercolour painting Inspired by the design of the Pokemon, Mimikyu, I got to work on creating my own character. 🤩🤩🤩 Fabtastical story behind this night fantasy painting 📖 “A Trip to the Moon Flower Forest” March 18, 2021 Share this with your friends! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on reddit Share on pinterest Share on tumblr Share on whatsapp Share on email Share on print What fellow Peace Doves are saying… Get a 20% off discount code We never spam because that’s gross!

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Arts and Crafts
Blessing

special birthday cat fantasy artwork for my sister

My ‘Lil sis’s luv of cats inspired this cat fantasy artwork her birthday was this past week so I thought I would make a birthday painting artwork for her She’s a big fan of Pusheen and Nyan cat, so I did a few sketches to make this cat art cute She was once an amazing cat mama I painted this colorful abstract cat art to celebrate her birthday because she really deserves something special 🥳🎂🎂🎂 how did I combine three cats into one abstract cat wall art?😺🎨👩🏿‍🎨 Taking inspiration and executing it in as abstract cat painting on canvas Lemon yellow — daler-rowney graduate acrylic Dioxazine purple, unbleached Titanium white — liquitex heavy body cadmium red medium hue, cadmium orange

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Arts and Crafts
Blessing

Super duper thankful for Thanksgiving activities for families

I did several outdoor Thanksgiving activities for families that I can’t wait to talk about! After our grand afternoon feast, we played a thanksgiving sport. For Thanksgiving, i am thankful for my bio-family and non-blood related families because… Lots of rest while watching Christmas movies on TV plus MOAR thanksgiving dinner plus dessert 🍽🥧🦃 These lamps inspired my lamp painting design February 9, 2021 Share this with your friends! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on reddit Share on pinterest Share on tumblr Share on whatsapp Share on email Share on print What fellow Peace Doves are saying… Get a 20% off discount code We never spam because that’s gross!

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thanksgiving-art-decorations
Arts and Crafts
Blessing

Prettyful Thanksgiving art decorations

I wanna make Thanksgiving art decorations to share how I celebrated it last year I didn’t get to make thanksgiving art crafts on the actual holiday, so I wanna relive the memory now! why not add a ‘Lil thanksgiving aesthetic to an often overlooked holiday? Making very different potater salad Visiting my sister Hope and meeting her husband Having a thanksgiving dinner around lunch time My painting captures a thanksgiving aesthetic January 31, 2021 Share this with your friends! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on reddit Share on pinterest Share on tumblr Share on whatsapp Share on email Share on print What fellow Peace Doves are saying… Get a 20% off discount code We never

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Arts and Crafts
Blessing

Creating a baby goat painting to celebrate friendsgiving 2020

Spending time with my friends for friendsgiving in 2020 inspired me so much to create a baby goat painting. My goat watercolor painting came about because my friends and I did an outdoor activity that involved goats. Before I show off my handmade goat painting wall decor, I wanna talk about all the fun stuffs we did together. Meeting Mary Anna and eating dinner We watched a movie called “Big Fish” Sunday morning funday We went to Jackson Island to see Spectre Running of the goats We went by the river where boats are normally docked at We ate lunch at a socially distanced restaurant called Coosa Cleaver I wanted to capture that experience with this whimsical goat painting January

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creative hand woven and tapestry
Arts and Crafts
Blessing

Creating farmhouse decor with bright colors for my country home

I want to share more country makeover ideas in greater detail than I can in social media. Decorating my farmhouse is such a prettyful thing for me to do because it is one of the few things that has kept me happy during this pandemic. I enjoy DIYing my own decor or just using my own art. I felt my country village home decor ideas would also inspire y’all to decorate too! Y’all have been so kind to me on social media, so I thought posting regularly on my blogs again would help us get together more. 🥰 My prettyful bright colored country decor project is a wooden hanging shelf. Bright vivid purples strawberry pattern before i paint in the

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country interior style chicken farmhouse art
Arts and Crafts
Blessing

Preparing for World Watercolor Month by DIYing my own watercolor ground

So many of you Peace Doves decorate your beautiful homes with prettyful paintings and decor items. My favorites have been the bright colorful homes with large colorful wall art, but also watercolor paintings because they are truly stunning. So I thought, what if I make my own magical watercolor paintings so that y’all can have fun with every detail of your shabby chic country living lifestyle. But I don’t have a lot of watercolor paper. How can I make beautiful wall hangings for living rooms if I don’t have the right paper? I hopped down a large magical rabbit hole hunting for a recipe on watercolor grounds. I was so desperate to enter the world of watercolor, that I read

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things that sell on etsy
Handmade Business Advice
Blessing

Who moved my cheese? Etsy Ecommerce

As someone who sells our crafts online, we always have to look for marketing changes and shifting trends. A few weeks ago, Renae Christine pointed out how people who shop online buy from Amazon first instead of places like Etsy. So, is Etsy still ideal for selling handmade products? Amazon has so many customers that they are advertising that they need more sellers. The buyer traffic is already there. You could potentially start selling handmade products on Amazon and market to millions of customers. I also noticed more and more people who sell on Etsy set up a quick shop because they think running an Etsy shop is easy. They want to do it as a hobby. So they cut

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