Hello! I hope you are having a great week.
Last week I started the 9th painting in the Mindful Mothering Project (MMP). The MMP invites you to submit photos that may inspire a brand new painting. Interested? Share your moments, and swirl your beauty into the fertile soil from which these intimate motherhood paintings sprout.
The photo that inspires me at the moment I’m beginning a new MMP painting is shared on Facebook and my blog, then I begin! The mama who entered the chosen photo gets a free 12×12″ print of the finished piece.
The photo that inspired me last week was one submitted a few months ago by Jaime ~ the photo features Jaime and her precious angel Sophia Grace.
I was so inspired to keep working on this piece (and she went CRAZY on Facebook) that I finished it up in a week ~ here is the photo and the finished painting, which I titled My World Glows, Because Of You. This original painting has SOLD. When Jaime’s friends saw the painting come to life on Facebook, they started contacting me. With a 10% discount from me, free shipping and the generous donations from 5 anonymous and loving friends… the original painting now belongs to Jaime. People are amazing.
Sadly, little Sophia Grace passed away one year ago from Batten Disease, and in honor of her life, I am donating 10% of the sales of prints of My World Glows, Because Of You (through October 31) to the Batten Disease Support and Research Association, in Sophia’s name. Let me know if you have any questions. Get prints of this new piece, here.
The new mini original painting for this week was a way for me to keep the mojo of the MMP painting going without over-painting it 🙂 The Mindful Mothering Project painting had me loving eye & forehead contact, so I pulled out a small canvas and kept playing.
This piece is called Endearing, and the original painting has SOLD, because a collector who saw her on Facebook (before she was completely done) asked to claim her. YOU can do this too… if you ever see a piece in process (I post on Facebook and Instagram) and feel a connection, don’t hesitate to ask if you can snag her. I’ll let you know if someone else has already done so, or if the piece is a commissioned piece. First Come First Served is how it has to be with these mini original paintings 🙂
You may choose archival paper and stretched canvas prints of Endearing, here.
I have other lovely, ready-to-ship and ready-to-hang original paintings in the Online Studio Shop, check them out here. Don’t forget that you are stacking-up Reward Points with every purchase, and when you get to 30 points you will have $30 to spend in the shop, for free.
Find additional, available original, one-of-a-kind paintings here.
2016 Calendars are available. These have been eagerly-anticipated. You can snag your calendar (now ready-to-ship) in the Online Studio Shop. (see image below and click for more info)
Order yours while they last. Calendars sell out EVERY year.
Thank you for everything, have a WONDERFUL day. Wanna chat live on Facebook? I’ll see you there.
Love & Sincerely, Katie