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.






28 February 2018

March 2018

During February, I made a 'quilt' for the tv cabinet.... I know, I know.  That's going a bit crazy, right?  Well, it fits the top perfectly (18" x 58"), and I thought the quilt might protect it a little - it gets a lot of banging and crashing from the kids.  BUT, my awesome husband suggested that it's probably just another thing that our littlest kiddo might pull on to drag everything OFF the tv cabinet, tv included. It now lives along the back of the couch - still looking pretty as ever.

That's probably how the mini hand-stitched quilt became the subject of our desktop background this month.

March 2018 calendar and desktop background, free.  Download the second pic as it's the high resolution one.



To save this as your computer wallpaper, you need to click on the image below (the one above is too low resolution) to open the pic; 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 hope you have a lovely month!  If you're interested in any of my artwork, check out my shop roomtoflourish.bigcartel.com 

This month I'll be listing a whole lot of new things!  So, stay tuned.

Holly
xx






01 February 2018

February 2018

New month: new desktop calender.

This painting is currently unsold - go get it quick before someone else does.  Room to Flourish shop here. The original painting does not have the month of February on it.



To save this as your computer wallpaper, you need to click on the image below (the one above is too low resolution) to open the pic; 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.



Have an awesome February!

Holly
xx

07 January 2018

January 2018



Happy New Year!

I hope 2018 brings you all that you hope for, and more.  I am planning on being more present in the world of blogging.  No surprises there.  But, I thought I should start of with a pretty picture that you can use as a desktop background on your computer.  Cool, right?  I think so.

SO, all you need to do is click on the image below to open the pic; 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.



I would LOVE it if you commented and let me know you're using this as your desktop background for the month!

See you again, soon!

H







16 October 2017

2018 Calendars

I have been making a LOT of things lately!  Maybe it's amazing time management skills, maybe the house needs cleaning...

Moving right along! Check out my 2018 calendar babies, below! Thank you to everyone who has encouraged me about these and bought some, or are looking to purchase in the future, or are cheering me on from a distance.  You're helping me create more pretty things to look at and I couldn't be happier.






I had so much awesome feedback about these calendars, but there was a big request for the same kind of calendar - without scripture. As these are often given as gifts, Christmas, birthday, teacher's gifts etc, I decided I needed to make a 'wreath only' calendar.

So, I did:




I am about to send to print another calendar, US letter size, that will hang on the wall and it'll have enough room to write a few little notes - which is just as exciting for me!

If you love these, you can find them available to purchase in my online shop roomtoflourish.bigcartel.com Remember, there are two kinds, one is called 'scripture' and the other is called 'wreath'.

Thank you so much.  I'll keep you up to date when the wall-hanging calendar is ready for purchasing. I'm around a little more often on my Room to Flourish Facebook page and I'm around a LOT more often on Instagram @roomtoflourish .

I hope you're having an awesome day!

Take care and God bless you.

Holly
xx









28 July 2017

Wow!


I did a 100 day project!  And I finished it!  One hundred days of Psalm verse 1.  That means, day one was Ps 1:1, day two Ps 2:1, day three Ps 3:1 and so on.  Please let me know if you'd like to see them all here?  You can look up #100daysofpsalmv1 to see them all on Instagram.

Also... I have begun to finish the rest of the Psalms... so it's turning into a 150 day project.  The difference this time is I'm doing them one every day or two or three, instead of one every day.


I have had the amazing opportunity to put my art in our church bookstore.  What a privilege!  So, the above pic is an 11x14" panel canvas, it's either still sitting in the shop, or it's already on someone's wall, encouraging, reminding.  "You are mine."  There are a few things in my online shop Room to Flourish, and I'm still doing crochet earrings.  I'm currently working on a couple of custom commissions.  How awesome is that?  Praise the Lord.  


I was having a bit of fun with this cheeky kid, playing on the floor.  I snapped a few blurry photos and this one was my favorite.  He is almost 16 months old, and sprouted four molars while we were on holiday.  Yay, for being able to chew food properly.  Not really yay for getting them all while on vacation!


Day one of our holiday, I finished the 100 day project.  Hello, beautiful Tennessee!


We travelled a lot, motel to motel, a lot of driving.  There were two or three nights we didn't have a port-a-cot (pack n play/baby bed) and it was quite, almost, torture.  We bought one for the final three nights.  Seriously, if you plan on travelling with a crib-sleeper, do your sanity a favor and buy a port-a-cot.  Motels 'might' provide you with one... sometimes.  It was awesome when baby was in the provided port-a-cot, we all slept, he didn't take forever to fall asleep, we weren't worried he would roll off the bed, it was lovely.


Carrying on that 150 day project in the passenger seat. I loved the randomness of these, they turned out a little messy from being in a moving vehicle.


Apparently front-loader washing machines are so interesting.  My husband brought the boys out to where I was at the motel laundry and the first thing this kid does is put his head in the door-dent.  I couldn't help but giggle.


Finally, we got home and were welcomed with beautiful, beautiful rain.  It was magical.

Watching the weather in Arizona, all the way from Tennessee, we knew we were missing out on a whole lot of monsoon storms.  So, we were very pleased to catch some of that refreshing goodness.


I took our last two packets of Nescafe Singles (Vanilla Latte if anyone is interested) with us on vacation, but I didn't use them until we got home.  So yummy.


Who knew that a week and a half away from the craft store meant that I couldn't help but go and buy some new yarn?  Dish cloths.  Very pretty dish cloths.


I liked this pic, on our dining table.  I also always wonder if people notice the syringe that is often in my painting pics?  It looks so bad, doesn't it?  I use it for dropping small amounts of water into my paint tray as I go.  It's a great painting tool, I promise!  It was bought as a medicine measuring syringe for baby's Tylenol (Pamol), but we have a few of those so I claimed it.


I was in the art store the other day and saw a piece of birch ply.  Needless to say, it is now in four pieces and will hopefully become loved bookmarks.  They will be finished with scripture and a coat of clear acrylic.

If you made it this far, I want to tell you that I am tired.  School starts up next week, I have a 1st grader (Year 2 in NZ) and he's pretty excited.  I am also pretty sure that the little one is not going to be excited about his favorite person in the whole world not being at home for him to torment.

I hope you are well!  Tell me, would you like to see my 100 day project pics here?  And, what do you do when you have cabin fever?  As in, can't go outside because it's way too hot, not way too cold or raining.

Holly
xx







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