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a NEW whimsical mixed media painting!

BE TRUE. (11×14 on Canvas Board)
Original (SOLD). Prints available in my etsy shop.

I’ve been working on these new paintings of characters with long, see-through noses, peacock wings and high eyes. At first they began as the Snooters from my book, but now they’ve definitely evolved into something feeling a bit shamanistic.  

I’m not sure just where they will evolve to next, or how many of these there might be, but i’m so enjoying the process. and their stories… 

BE TRUE. (11×14 on Canvas Board)
Original (SOLD). Prints available in my etsy shop.

At first this woman started out needing the flowers to hold up her wings.She didn’t want to fly. She was scared and felt completely unworthy of the task.

But with a few more layers, weeks, lifetimes and eternities, she was able to move that flower over and hold herself up. No longer afraid to stand out, she stepped forward on her own with wings. 

Becoming one who from a far away land flutters into everyone’s life, just when they need it most, to whisper…BE TRUE.

happy friday!


ps. if you’re interested in painting whimsical pieces of your own, we just finished week 1 of HOW TO PAINT A GIRL…so there’s still plenty of time to join in on all of the recipe sharing, creating, and inspiration! 

there’s also a session of HOW TO PAINT AN OWL coming up in July! 


  1. She does look shamanic! It's interesting that as the maker, you know yourself that the nose is see-thru but to the viewer it has a different affect. I love the long colourful nose, it really adds something!
    Gorgeous work. 🙂
    Jess xx

  2. that's interesting to know that it's different to the viewer 🙂 it's really a fun new way to paint and to me gives the paintings such different story too 🙂 have a wonderful weekend!

  3. This is so lovely! I love the close up pictures, makes me want to reach through the computer screen and touch it =).

  4. She's beautiful. I love all the layers and texture. Maybe you owls can have see-through beaks. Your girls need animal friends too.

  5. i've been wanting to have more than one character in a piece…perhaps for the bigger paintings i'm working on today 🙂 love the idea of see-through beaks!

    have a wonderful weekend!

  6. thank you so much! i love seeing all of the little details too! enjoy the weekend! xo

  7. being true looks good on you.
    LOVE her!

  8. you're so sweet! thank you 🙂

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