Time to Vote!

This is a very important election and I will be on pins and needles. Let’s all make sure we vote! It’s our duty to make sure our voices are heard!

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New normal

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Been spending a lot of time here lately and really enjoying it for the first time in a long time. 

It’s been quite a journey in the last few years - a disappointing tradeshow, the loss of my elderly mother (both parents actually) and the sale of my childhood home all felt like my world was upside down. When would I feel motivated, inspired and excited about life and work again?

I emerged from this funk over time and felt ready to empower myself to do the work to finally feel a sense of fulfillment and inner joy. I began experimenting with art supplies, taking online art classes, seeking guidance from friends and coaches and developing work I could be proud of. 
I turned a corner and through creating I have started feeling the life come back into me. I could see things clearly and am excited to sit at this desk and paint daily. 

This new normal is a great place to be and makes me look forward to seeing what I can do from here. I highly recommend spending time creating for the fun of it. It works wonders. 

***Keep an eye out here for announcements in the upcoming days. I can't wait to show you what I've been working on and will have exciting items for sale for the holidays! xo

Live Painting at Sezane Pop-Up Shop

I recently had the pleasure of working with the Parisian fashion brand, Sezane. Their classic, feminine, polished and beautiful aesthetic was brought to life at their recent Los Angeles pop-up shop.

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For several days in March and April I worked in an amazing, floral setting outside the store painting French phrases for their customers. C'est tres jolie!

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As the customers chose from a list of popular French phrases of endearment, I used watercolors, Tombow brush marker pens and watercolor paper to create their art pieces. I painted brightly-colored florals to match Sezane's spring collection brand aesthetic.

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I couldn't wait to ask the customer's what they purchased. Stepping into the shop makes your heart leap. There's so many beautiful pieces to choose from! (I love the striped top I wore from their collection)

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In the first few days after opening, customers received one of these incredible flowers from Farm Girl.

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I was incredibly inspired by the flowers I was surrounded in. It was a dreamy place to work for the day.

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Thanks, Sezane, for a truly enjoyable and memorable experience!

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New Art in the Etsy Shop!

I have a confession to make - I haven't updated my Etsy shop in awhile. My site was hacked late last year and since building this new site it was on my to-do list. Well it is done now! I will be updating it quarterly (or sooner) with new products and art! Here's two of the new, available art prints!

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SHOP the STORE!
Check out my Etsy shop for art prints (and personalized ones too), custom rubber stamps, calligraphy services, paintings and more!

Interested in a commission or want to inquire about a product? Contact me here and let's discuss!

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Find me at Altitude Summit Conference!

Next week I will be attending Altitude Summit, or "Alt Summit", as it is called. Alt Summit is a unique conference for creative bloggers and creative businesses that packs on the fun, top-knotch speakers, great sponsors, and lots of inspiration.

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This is the second year they are holding it in Palm Springs - lucky me - it's a short 2 hour drive from LA! In the past it was in snowy Utah but Palm Springs provides the perfect backdrop for this spirited event. I have attended several years as a speaker. Last year I held a roundtable discussion on "How to tap into your authentic self and overcome your creative blocks". 

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It was a great talk and I met so many passionate and creative women who were interested in hearing the importance of being themselves and putting their message into the world. Here are some highlights from the event...

 Listened to a powerful talk from author, speaker and influencer,  Luvvie Ajayi  and joyfully received a signed copy of her popular and hilarious book!

Listened to a powerful talk from author, speaker and influencer, Luvvie Ajayi and joyfully received a signed copy of her popular and hilarious book!

 Another incredible guest, designer,  Todd Oldham , spoke about his career and design.

Another incredible guest, designer, Todd Oldham, spoke about his career and design.

 Dancing with my girls at the party! (image by Justin Hackworth)

Dancing with my girls at the party! (image by Justin Hackworth)

 Hanging out at the brightly colored  Saguaro hotel .

Hanging out at the brightly colored Saguaro hotel.

I will be at the conference from Feb. 26-28th. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter to see the festivities!

 

 

Feature in Flow Magazine Issue 20

JGonzales_FLowMagazine1I'm so excited to announce my recent interview in one of my favorite publications, Flow Magazine! If you aren't familiar with Flow this magazine it is a fantastic resource for creative types that promotes the importance of having a creative, healthy mindset, fostering and developing your creativity through the inner world, support for the ebbs and flows in life, finding flow in your life and living creatively. It is beautifully designed and illustrated and always has fun goodies to tear out and use (like notebooks, posters and bookmarks). They even offer additional publications and products such as a 2018 diary, their adorable gift book "A Book that Takes it Time" and other special editions. JeanettaGonzales_FLowMagazine4JeanettaGonzales_FLowMagazine2

I am so pleased with the feature and honored to be a part of this special magazine. It provides tremendous emotional and creative support and is very timely and needed right now. ***You can read my interview here.

Please check out this thoughtful magazine. You can find it in Barnes and Noble stores or purchase it on Flow's website.

 

Wedding Suite for Mixbook

Mixbook_postI am extremely excited to announce my wedding suite designs, Forever Flowers, with Mixbook. I was inspired by the tropical trend and thought my invite design would be great for destination weddings or anyone who loves vibrant flowers. I've personally love their customizable product line of home decor and photo products. Mixbook_foreverflowers_suite

In my Forever Flowers suite you can choose from the invitation, save the date, reception cards, enclosure stickers, address labels, and a thank you card. Grab the invite here!

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