November 28, 2016 Laura 24Comment

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert I am a canvas of life, an amazing piece of art still being created, a creation that has the ability to transform into anything I can dream of each and every day. Just as paint starts in a tube and then becomes a magnificent blob of wet paint on a palette, spilling and pouring among the surface which it lays on until a paintbrush picks it up and splatters it onto the canvas, so fluid, so free – that is what I want to be. I do not want to…

November 7, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique 2Comment

It was a calm night but my mind was nowhere near at peace. The dreams that leave you sitting up at night are the ones determined to not let you go.  If your heart desires to obtain a goal so much that you cannot fall asleep then it is a sign. It is calling out to you to set your intentions to make it happen. I laid in bed thinking of painting and painting and painting. I dreamed up my boutique and art gallery as if it was coming to life right in my mind. It was in that moment that…

August 20, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

We must remember to be bold in all areas of our lives.    Be bold in love,   be bold in making our goals,   and be bold in facing our fears.    

May 5, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I’ve always loved painting but in the past I’ve lacked a technical approach…I’m not where I feel I am destined to be but it’s revitalizing and motivating seeing how far I’ve come. I’ve gone from small canvas paintings to last summer making my way into an International Online Art Gallery (woohoo – that was on my bucket list!). I wouldn’t call myself a pro but I can say I’m proud of some of my work, and everyone has their own style which is always a comforting reminder. The important thing to remember in art is that it is an expression…

April 28, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

As I sat pondering my progress in life one night I was struck with the thought of time…the thought that “time waits for no one”… the thought that if we don’t go for it, we may never… but also the thought that we spend so much time trying to think of what to do next that we miss what may be happening to us right in that very moment. Time is something that is constantly moving forward, though we may “take a moment to pause”, that actually that paused moment is still a moving moment, it is still taking us…

April 6, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

So here it is…art journal 2. I’m finding myself embracing words in my art journal…sketching out what I’m thinking in letter form (does that even make sense?), trying out my artsy lettering skills (which I’m working on growing in that field!). I have to share two things – 1. I went to a close friend’s baby shower the other weekend and saw another close friend that I haven’t seen in awhile. She shared with me that my initial Art Journal post had inspired her to start her own art journal, it made my heart sing, that’s why I blog, with…

April 2, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

          About 5pm my Friday night plans changed…my plans were to curl up with my son and watch a movie but then I get a text asking if he can go to a friend’s house for the night…those teenage years are coming…guess that’s the road I’m going to have to cross whether I’m ready or not, the time in a boy’s life when hanging out with mom just isn’t as cool…so I grabbed that not-so-healthy fast food salad and fries and headed home to feed the animals, put on my sweats and have been spending the night coloring. It’s funny…

March 31, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I can’t say I’ve ever left Color Me Mine with a project I didn’t like. It’s fun walking through the house and seeing the knick-knacks I’ve created from our trips to paint at Color Me Mine…  My ring holder, my elephant piggy bank….. Today’s throwback is a post I wrote 2 years ago after a Mommy and Son trip to Color Me Mine…will need to get back soon to make a new creation! This post is featuring my “splotch” mug. It was fun just to play with the different colors and just do whatever, no rhyme or reason to this…

March 25, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

With warmer weather on the way and Spring Cleaning on our to-do list, I thought an easy, quick #DIY crafting post would be a good fit for this week’s #tbt post. This project was about a 30 minute task. A cute addition to the kitchen for the upcoming season! Collect your supplies: I found burlap boards at Walmart on clearance – Score! – I also picked up a some pretty and funky floral fabric, some ribbon, a pretty papermache butterfly, some pretty pink flowers at AC Moore’s, and some funky paperclips at the Dollar Tree. I cut a heart out…