Monday, April 29, 2013

Mother's Day Free Printables

Good morning!

Last Tuesday I told everyone about the free printables I would be featuring on my blog.  I was really excited about this because I thought it was a great way to share some of my artwork with everyone and since Mother's Day is just around the corner, I thought I'd start off by sharing some Mother's Day artwork.  

Mother's Day Printables from

I created these last night and I love the way they turned out.  I definitely want to have even more color combinations available in my Etsy store.  Each of my 8x10 prints are printed with archival inks on high quality photo paper with a luster finish (this paper is wonderful....I LOVE the texture and they aren't overly glossy).  

If you'd rather print these from home, these four color combinations are available for FREE.  All you need to do is click where it says download for the print of your choice and it will bring you to a page where you can download and save to your computer.  (Do not save the picture posted because these are low resolution compared to the actual files).  Once you have the file saved, you can either print from home or take the file on a jump drive to your local printing shop. It's that easy!

Each of these prints is available for personal use only.  Please do not share the files (everyone is welcome to stop by my blog and download their own copy) and please do not print these files and sell them for profit.

Printed copies and other color combinations will be available in my Etsy Shop.

Hope you have a fantastic day and continue to stop by my blog.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Hello and Happy Tuesday!

I told everyone yesterday that I had more to share about this new venture of mine.

I started my Etsy shop back in October and have done so-so.  But, then again, I have only been able to work on it a few hours a week and so it hasn't gotten the attention it deserves.  Every week I'm pressed for time and so everything is so rushed.

After countless hours of discussion with my significant other, we finally decided that I needed to do this full time.  It was a hard decision to come by, but when it came down to it, my happiness was much more important than any dollar amount I was receiving at my job.

Because of this, I will be working at HollyPop Designs full time come May 2.  For those of you who haven't been over to my Etsy shop, I thought I'd let you see a few of my pieces here on the blog.

These are just a few of the prints I have available over in my shop and I will be able to add so many more once I am working full time.

So what's the great thing I have to share?  I am going to be posting FREE items here on my blog.  These items will be downloadable so you can print them directly from your home computer or take the files to your local print shop.  I have yet to decide how often I will post items but I do want to share some of my work with everyone and I think this is the way to do it.

What do you think?

Monday, April 22, 2013

Back on Track


Okay, so I've been a bit MIA since I started this blog, which probably isn't a good thing. I just realized how difficult it was to work a full time job, design artwork, promote the artwork, run a blog, take care of a child, keep a house clean, AND manage to get any amount of sleep. So, the blog kind of went to the back burner. I loved the idea of starting a blog and sharing my love of art on it, but when it came down to it, I was just burned out by the time everything else was done.

However,  I have some excellent news.  I will be doing this full time starting May 2! YAY!  Okay, I might be much more excited about this than anyone else, but just thinking about all the time I am gaining to work on my dream has me pumped!

Does this have me a little scared? Of course!  Luckily, I have some excellent support from my boyfriend and my parents.  I honestly thought my dad would freak when I informed him I was quitting the hospital, but amazingly he didn't.  I know there are a few people who think I'm crazy and think I should continue on at a job I hate for a wage that makes me regret paying for college, but I know deep inside that I need to work at something I am passionate about.

Honestly, I live and sleep art. I wake in the night with ideas of what I want to create.  I want to create art for people's homes and I want to finally live a life that has me excited to start the day.  I want to enjoy my job and not be emotionally tired and worn out and depressed at the end of the day.  Instead, I want to be excited and thrilled just knowing that I have created something new.  Is it going to be hard?  Of course! I know I am going to have to work my butt off and I know I am going to have bad days.  But it's going to to be worth it.

I've got more I want to share about this venture and what I'm going to be featuring for my readers of this blog, but I will tell you more about it tomorrow.  Yes, that's right....two blog posts in one week.  That's a record for me. :)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A bit of Inspiration

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday! This post was originally meant for yesterday, but somehow, the post didn't save correctly and so I wasn't able to post it.

I had mentioned in an earlier post that I love browsing Pinterest and other sites for inspiration and just to see all the creativity that is out there.

While browsing Pinterest I came across this gorgeous painting by Janet Hill. What an amazing talent Janet Hill has. This painting is so beautifully done and I simply love the feminine and vintage feel to it.

The wonderful thing about Pinterest is the ability to locate the source of a pin (as long as the image is pinned correctly of course).

This particular painting was pinned from The Blah Blah Blahg by Miss B and upon reading Miss B's blog, I found the link for Janet Hill's Etsy store. All I can say is that I was in complete awe upon visiting. I would love to own some of her work.

There are so many beautiful paintings that it really is hard to choose a favorite. I definitely love the one with the dachshund (as I have one at home).  Which one is your favorite?