20 August 2018

Weekly Printable Planner

If you're like me, you might forget plans easily.  I mean, so easily that a few seconds after a 'plan' has been made, it's gone from my brain, and I won't remember until someone reminds me.

Cue, "Oh, Babe, we're meeting up with the Aunt and Uncle tomorrow for lunch and we're bringing the guac."

Yep - when it was planned weeks ago and I forgot to mention it to my husband.

School appointments, church appointments, life appointments, hang-outs with friends.  I could try to go on, but I'll forget something.

I've been trying to use a weekly planner, a *pretty* one, made by me, in a big book, and it's working!  It's amazing what pen to paper really does for me.  The only problem with my planner is, I have to rule out the lines every week.  I know, I know, it's only once a week's worth of effort.  But I do get bored easily.

So... I made a printable weekly planner which includes some of my brush lettering which makes it super cute.  And, because it has helped me so much, I'm sharing it with you, too.  It's made to my specifications, it works for me.  It's free.


A real pic of my hand-ruled, weekly planner.  Along the left I write in the time, along the bottom of each column I write the date, along the top I circle the month and date.  Then, the rest is easy, fill in the gaps.

The weekly planner I have designed is a two page pdf, in US letter - which will still work for A4 if you choose 'fit to page' when printing.  It looks a lot similar to the pages above, without all my writing. I haven't printed it yet because I made it about 20 minutes ago and we're out of ink.  So, off to the print shop I go (tomorrow, I hope I don't forget), I'll see if I can choose some nice colored paper for it.  There is also a wider margin for binding, if you choose to do so.  PLEASE show me, or tell me if you use this!  It would be so fun to know about.

If you're on social media, tag me @roomtoflourish and use #hollymaybplanner if you're sharing any photos.  How FUN!

Don't forget to have an awesome week!  Link to the pdf below.

Holly
xx


02 August 2018

August 2018



August is here.  What a huge month July was for us, and today my oldest has started 2nd grade.  So, I suspect, this month might be a big one, too.  We'll be found somewhere in the AC breeze, finding out about life with routines again.

I have launched a whole pile of new pieces of artwork in my Room to Flourish Big Cartel online store.  Please check it out, I would be so honored!

I hope you're well, please don't hesitate to send me a message or comment on this blog post.  I would love to hear what kind of computer background you'd like to see in the future.

This month, it's an oil painting by myself.  In 'real life' it's only 5x5 inches and currently drying.

How to use this on your computer:
You need to click on the image to open it (if you're reading this from your email, open this post in your browser); right-mouse click and save this image as the desktop background on your computer, or click 'save image as...' then, once you have it saved on your computer, you can then set it up as a desktop background. Strictly for personal use only - not for sale or re-sale, do share it with your friends if you'd like.

Take care and God Bless!

Holly
x









20 July 2018

Miniature Collection Launch - Less than 24hrs away!


Waterlilies and Seascapes by Holly May B

During the last several months, I have painted a large collection of miniature pieces of art.  Some are oil paintings, some are acrylic paintings.  The smallest ones are 1 7/8 inches square!

Waterlilies by Holly May B
Finally, the oil paintings are dry - a medium I have dabbled and fallen in love with.

Abstract Seascape by Holly May B
I have tried a few different styles, textures, impasto, brush and pallet knife techniques.

Miniature Artworks by Holly May B
Clouds, flowers, cacti and sunsets.

Oil Paintings by Holly May B
Tomorrow morning, 8am MST they will finally be available - 67 new pieces!  They will make lovely gifts and sweet desk top decor.

I have been so excited to share this large, but miniature, collection with you, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

They will be listed online here Holly May B Online Shop but not until 8am MST, Saturday July 21st, 2018.

Lastly, thank you so much for supporting me on this exciting journey!


Holly
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30 June 2018

July 2018

Happy July!

I have been getting into acrylic and oil paintings a LOT lately and I had to use last night's painting for this month's background.

I hope you like it as much as me!



To save this as your computer wallpaper, you need to click on the image to open it (if you're reading this from your email, open this post in your browser); right-mouse click and save this image as the desktop background on your computer, or click 'save image as...' then, once you have it saved on your computer, you can then set it up as a desktop background. Strictly for personal use only - not for sale or re-sale, do share it with your friends if you'd like.

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have seen some of my latest miniature oil paintings.  I drew inspiration from Monet's water lilies.

THIS MONTH I will be launching a big sale of all my little pretty paintings. There are about 20 in a mixture of acrylics, oils with various subjects like sea scapes, clouds, sunsets, cacti and flowers. I'll send an extra post here when I've decided on a day and a time so you can put it in your diary - if there is anything that has caught your eye in these calendar backgrounds you won't want to miss it!

Last, but not least, if you have checked out my Instagram account, you'll see some verses and florals in watercolor.  These will be next year's wall (or desk) calendar, which I'm currently putting together.  I can't wait to share it with you.

Thank you so much for following along.  Have a lovely July!

Holly
xx

10 June 2018

June 2018

Oh dear, I lost track of time.  We're full-swing in the Summer holidays right now, so everything is not as 'per usual', I'm afraid.

This photo is taken with a slight fish-eye lens and no other editing.  The clouds were spectacular over Gilbert, Arizona, on the 6th of June.



To save this as your computer wallpaper, you need to click on the image to open it (if you're reading this from your email, open this post in your browser); right-mouse click and save this image as the desktop background on your computer, or click 'save image as...' then, once you have it saved on your computer, you can then set it up as a desktop background. Strictly for personal use only - not for sale or re-sale, do share it with your friends if you'd like.

I have also updated my online shop Room to Flourish - I would be so honoured if you had a little look.

I hope you have a lovely JUNE!

Holly
xx

03 May 2018

May 2018

It's May!

This photo is one of many I took of the beautiful koi at Wildlife World.  I love the reflections of the coins on the bottom and the way the water ripples.  I could watch koi all day, but instead, all May.  See what I did there?



Remember, click on (to open the larger image) the second pic (below) in your browser.  The first one here is very low resolution and basically only there so to look nice on your phone/email.



To save this as your computer wallpaper, you need to click on the image below to open it; right-mouse click and save it as the desktop background on your computer, or click 'save image as...' then, once you have it saved on your computer, you can then set it up as a desktop background. Strictly for personal use only - not for sale, but totally use it on your work computer if your boss allows.

I have also updated my online shop Room to Flourish - go have a look.

I hope you have a lovely May!

Holly
xx

01 April 2018

April 2018

A day (or two) late!  Hardly like me... ha!

April 2018 calendar attached for your computer wallpaper.  This one is a mini painting - it's full size in real life is 2.75x2.75 inches, painted today and currently on the shelf to dry for the next few weeks - as it's oil paint.

Remember, click on (to open the larger image) the second pic in your browser.  The first one here is very low resolution and basically only there so to look nice on your phone/email.


To save this as your computer wallpaper, you need to click on the image below to open it; right-mouse click and save it as the desktop background on your computer, or click 'save image as...' then, once you have it saved on your computer, you can then set it up as a desktop background. Strictly for personal use only - not for sale, but totally use it on your work computer if your boss allows.



Thank you!  I hope you had a lovely Easter.

Holly
x

PS.  Remember, you can find me, almost every day on instagram @roomtoflourish and some of my products are available for purchase at Room to Flourish.  I love to do custom orders, so please contact me with any questions.






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