I am looking forward to exploring the beautiful scenery in central valley California. I took this in the Fall, which was peeking my curiosity with the brown, yellow, red, and orange hues softly shouting that it has arrived. I am looking forward to plenty of photo opportunities.
This photograph was taken at beautiful Stanislaus College and the landscaping is so very lovely. I take my kids there at times for walks. Plus it is fun to be back on a college campus.
"Some see a weed. Some see a wish."
I'm sooooooo excited to be sharing a fun project that I've been working on. It is a how-to-draw book using the letters of the alphabet. I plan on having bunches of how-to-draw books with fun themes throughout my journey as a teachers pay teachers author. Check out my new page at the learning corner for more grade specific art activities for kids. View my educational and design resources at my TpT shop. Have Fun!
I was sitting in church this past Sunday and enjoying the sermon about living our life in love. Many ideas for art emerged as well as one relating to this post. Jesus's sacrifice for us was described as a pleasing aroma to God and this had me thinking about the magnitude of love and living love out. I think God can not only see and feel love but he can smell the scent of love. Think on this, if love was a scent, what would it smell like? My 4 year old daughter once told me a white rose smelled like laughter. It would be interesting to hear her thoughts on this as well as yours. Share your comments below.
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"Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God." -Ephesians 5:2 NLT
I am excited to share these minimalist inspired freebie set of 4 designs with a total of 24 prints! You can download it here if you plan on doing some shopping or for a quick download click the file below. Print it as many times as you like, but you cannot resell, redistribute or profit in any way from this design. If you would like to share this with your online viewers, friends and family, please direct them to this post and encourage them to download the card directly from my website. Thanks a bunch and share a photo of your photo gallery below.
I took this image at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico of a local jumper who did this for a living. He relied on tips of tourists from his jumps. It was obvious that he also loved the thrill of it and I was nervous and excited to see him jump off this cliff into the water. The rocks made me even more nervous but he did a great job. And the scenery was just a great photo opportunity in itself!
Here is a sneak peek of a print that is inspired by my week long travel cruise adventure to Puerto Vallarta, Matzalan, and Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. Influenced by blue tones, dots, lines and minimal elements. Check out my travel set prints available at my shop.
I decided to play with watercolor painting with the wet on wet technique for this year's Easter Project. What fun it was to create this monochromatic piece and to see the watercolor transform. Happy Easter! Get the free prints at my shop if you plan on doing some shopping or for a quick download click the file below. Print it as many times as you like, but you cannot resell, redistribute or profit in any way from this design. If you would like to share this with your online viewers, friends and family, please direct them to this post and encourage them to download the card directly from my website.
"I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness." -John 12:46 NKJV
For those not familiar with the rich history of Cambodia's greatest traditional festival and national holiday, here's a bit of information about Cambodian New Year which is celebrated at the end of the harvesting season, when farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor which falls on April 13th or 14th. It can be a 3 day or week long celebration and everyone wishes each other and their families peace, happiness and success. I remembering growing up and celebrating Cambodian New Year in San Diego, where everyone in the Cambodian community would get together at local parks and enjoy drinks, food, games and bbq. The celebration was open to everyone of any background and to this day and in certain areas in the United States it is still celebrated. Wishing all of my Khmer peeps and those that celebrate this New Year, a year filled with bountiful harvest, prosperity, good health and great happiness.
Enjoy this minimal black and white print freebie for the month of April. You can download it here and print it as many times as you like, but you cannot resell, redistribute or profit in any way from this design. If you would like to share this with your online viewers, friends and family, please direct them to this post and encourage them to download the card directly from my website. Thanks a bunch.
So far, photography has not been the major focus of my creative work this year but I try to make an effort to take photographs whenever possible. This photograph was taken during our family day of working on our flip home project. The day was so beautiful with sunlight and a nice weathered fence, I couldn't resist a portrait of my girl.
I took a break today from creating clip art for my TpT shop and decided to work on some printable wall art available at my personal shop as well as on Etsy. It has been really fun coming up with some designs for some of my favorite quotes as well as ones that I came up with personally in my own life. I hope they are encouraging to you and if you like any of these prints, check them out here.
I'm excited to give you a sneak peek of a fun project that I'm working on as part of my art educational resources (will be available at my TpT shop and my independent shop). The idea is to create printable paper crafts relating to each letter of the alphabet. I hope to provide many resources that will nurture creativity in your students or children and help them to love art. This will be a great supplement to the Letter of the Week Curriculum for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
Here is my March Freebie, a fun and simple St. Patrick's Day greeting card available at my shop. You can download it here and print it as many times as you like, but you cannot resell, redistribute or profit in any way from this design. If you would like to share this with your online viewers, friends and family, please direct them to this post and encourage them to download the card directly from my website. Thanks a bunch.
During my photography journey, I have grown to love black and white images even more. Now, I find myself instinctively knowing what image I photograph will be a black and white one. I find black and white images evoke so much more emotion from a portrait. It is due to this love that I hope to learn film photography. I'll start slow because I am partial to the flexibility of digital, but lately, I've been drawn to film because the idea of making a photograph and having to slow down for each shot is very appealing. And quite encouraging to think that in learning film, I'll be a better photographer. So stay tune for this film photography journey I hope to take soon...
On a side note, this handsome model is my husband who is incredibly supportive. As much as he prefers not to be in front of the camera, he lovingly (sometimes with a little grumbling) helps me with of my photography vision. Happy Friday and wishing you a weekend of awesome creations.
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Pablo Picasso
Hey there, I'm hoping you have had a great start to the week as you're reading this. Over the weekend, I ended up cleaning up my computer and looking through old photographs, which is the fun part. I'm amazed at how fast the time flies and here is a sweet photo of one of my lovely nieces taken a few years ago.
Teach your child or student the importance of shapes in art with this lesson. Purchase it at my TPT store.
Earlier this month we took a family trip with some friends and explored San Francisco in California. The bay was beautiful and viewing the old Alcatraz island from the distance gave me a sense of uncomfortable nostalgia from movies I've seen about this prison. The sunset was definitely beautiful with the light glistening on the Pacific Ocean as we made our way in search of a family friendly restaurant for dinner. This photograph was taken during our walk on the port and the structural framing was just beautiful.
Hey lovely folks! It has been a busy new year and my family and I are finally settling into a new place to call home. Downside, unpacking. Upside, we have a nice home with plenty of backyard space for my kids to be kids. Hubby and I are taking on another home flip project so I am excited. While getting over colds and figuring out how to get back into the flow of homeschooling (as I catch myself sometimes questioning if I am making the right decision but having such a fun time with my kids, getting to spend a lot of time with them and truly getting to know them), I still manage to carve out a little time for art. I'm hoping to really add more educational art products for my Teachers Pay Teachers shop and find myself really enjoying coming up with art resources that will encourage creativity and nurture a love for art. This year I hope to focus more on educational products and projects, while planning on launching my personal shop sometime this year. Stay tune. During this time of transitioning, I've learned that fears are not that scary (stay tune for a print of this). And in God's grace of carrying me through these changes and challenges, He has shown me that life is far from perfect but rather, life is a messy gift.
In case you are wondering, my name is pronounced sa-rome and welcome to my visual thread of art and photography. I'm excited that you've dropped by! My days consist of the lovely chaos of caring for two little ones (if you have any running around at home, visit my learning corner blog for art resources. Read more about me here. Happy Sweet Inspirations!
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