I woke up this morning…

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….and thought it’s a great day to start my blog!

Why did I name my little journal Wander In Art? Well, besides the fact that it sounded like a line from a lovely folk song, painting wandered back into my life after thirteen years. I had picked up a brush once every two years and tried to squeeze something inspiring onto the canvas. Once, eight years ago, when I was living in California, I did a painting for my parents, based on an old photograph. It was completed after months of work and self-doubt.

It was in January of 2011 (January…ah the month of resolutions!) where I began to paint regularly after the urging of my husband and mother-in-law. I tucked my five month old and two and a half year old daughters into bed. And I painted them, my two children. It was a good place to start.

Since then it’s been a whirlwind of painting and learning how to navigate my one-woman art business from my home.

I’ll be sharing some of that and some of the rest of my art driven life. I love decorating my home, painting and doing projects with the girls, growing my garden, setting the stage for a fabulous dinner party, giving old furniture new life, and scouring blogs, books, and antique fairs for inspiration. Wander In Art encompasses all things beautiful that I strive for in a life well-lived.

My Original Muses