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Tree of Life

I’ve been loving this warm weather and painting outside every second I have the chance. I’ve made it as easy as possible for myself and put all of my painting supplies on this little wheeled cart that I picked up from Target. The cart has three drawers, perfect for paper, canvases, and a trash pile and then on top (for easy access) I put my pastels, inks, paints, water bucket and brushes. All I need to do is wheel the cart outside into the grass and I’m done. So easy, I have no excuses.

And painting outside has absolutely been inspiring. Surrounded by the tallest pines, blooming gardens, and singing birds, I could only paint this beautiful

The original mixed media painting TREE OF LIFE has sold! Thanks so much for your continued support! Archival prints available in my Art shop!

TREE OF LIFE 8 X 8 Inch Print of Mixed Media Painting
I just love her fantastic green boots (I finally found who they long to). For this painting I used an alchemy of materials from my studio-watercolors, pastels, acrylics, pencil, ink, charcoal, and origami paper. Her boots are cut out from a lovely thank you card I received. On top, I applied an antique decoupage to really add a look of beauty and magic.


  1. shes charming love all the papers you use you very much have your own style xx

  2. Just found myself staring at her – really magical!!

  3. She is just lovely! Love the green boots 🙂 ~Lauren

  4. Anything with trees, the color green, cool boots, and a happy chick make me smile 🙂 And how cool is that to create such beautiful art outside surrounded by Mother Nature??

  5. ahhh i love this – love the vibrant green!

  6. How special is this? And how lucky that you can create outside?!

  7. Beautiful……. and what a wonderful way to keep your tools handy.

  8. Painting outside sounds lovely and those green boots? They are fabulous!

  9. the green boots are tooooo much….i want them!!!
    i want to be wearing them!!!!!

    i love that you are outside creating….what is this fun little storage container on wheels that you bought?? what a great idea!!!

    sending loves and hugs and many creating days spent outdoors!!


  10. kolleen, i was totally thinking of you when i wrote this post. the shelf is this simple plastic thing on wheels that i picked up at target for cheap. perfect for staying organized 🙂

  11. Oh my – painting outside sounds so decadent and wonderful! I can just hear those trees cheering you on and loving watching you create. 🙂

  12. She's so lovely and chic!

  13. I love this!

  14. I love that you're painting outside. Very inspiring!

  15. Hey. Beautiful painting. I wish I could paint like that. I wish I could start painting again, though.

    I loved your blog btw so i followed you. 😉

    Cheers, Iya.

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