Since my last Northern lights post was so well received, and @sincerelyelizabethkatie tipped me off that Trupti @whatacolorgal taught a class on Skillshare on the northern lights, I just had to go take it! This is the project piece. I will definitely be painting more Aurora Borealis in the future. Also, if you're interested in growing any skill, Skillshare is the place to be. I can send you a link for 2 free months to try out.
@michelleconnollymusic Love how soothing and peaceful these are. ❤️ More than just soothing I can hear His heart as you play. ❤️
Make sure to follow @michelleconnollymusic and watch for her songs to release in April! 😊
The Dawning' will be officially released in April along with several other pieces. However, I wanted to let those who support me and who are praying for me in this adventure have a preview of one the tracks that will be on the album. This is the un-mastered rough version and has been recorded in a 'home-studio' set up. I hope you enjoy, and it would lovely to have your feedback.
WORDS - They are such a powerful thing. They can tear down or build up. They can manipulate or orchestrate. They can divide or unite. I’ve come to realize that the only person who can dictate what’s coming out of my mouth is ME!
Through my Bible reading over the last several months, the Holy Spirit kept impressing the importance of this on my heart. Then as 2019 rolled around, I keep seeing the words “mouth”, “tongue”, “words” and the like pop out of the page at me all over again. The suddenly the revaluation hit me like a bolt of lightning! I think He’s trying to tell me something!
Ok, Lord, I see it. Please help me keep a watch over my lips. That my words would be used to encourage and give life to those around me.
What’s you’re prayer today? Let’s turn our prayers into action by tuning into the sweet correction of the Holy Spirit when we misstep. By responding with a repentant heart and turning from our sin, so we can be more Christ like!
“You have tested my heart; you have examined me at night. You have tried me and found nothing evil; I have determined that my mouth will not sin.”
Psalms 17:3 CSB
Good things happen to babes who hustle 💪🏻
As many of you know, this year I challenged myself to make one piece of lettering everyday to help me improve my skills and my style. I finally feel like I’m starting to get in the groove of creating and I am becoming more and more confident with posting my work. Thank you for the support and all the nice comments! Here’s to a year of hustling and creating!
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Yayyyy it is Friday people!! Oh and not sure if it is still a thing, #fridayintroduction but with some new followers I thought so show you the face behind all these letters & coffeequotes😋
Just wanted to see thank you too, for supporting me and encouraging my crazy letter adventures🙏🏻 Reaaaally appreciate it!! You who have been around for a while probably all know you can wake me up for pizza in the night, I drink THE oldschoolenergy drink all day every day and I have a Wiener dog. The cutest. I love lettering but love reading even more(if that is possible) I tend to read in the middle of the night since our days are always too short 🦉
We live in an old elementry school since almost 2 years now, meaning are in renovation mode every weekend. We do everything ourselves and most of the time we enjoy it. Since it is a bigass place, our (4) little girls don't mind a single bit, as there is always a new adventure around the corner and when possible, I try to say YES to them. (Don't worry, only when it is semisafe😜)
So when we are busy building our master bathroom, in the old gymlockerroom, they skate in the old hallways or are climbing trees outside in the school's yard.
I am a loosy cook, only when it can be done under 15 min it has my interest, but strangly I enjoy baking cakes, bread and roasting meat. Haha I am a little pyromaniac I guess, for I always love lighting the fire in and outdoors too🔥
This year I am planning to start minimalising (see how I postpone that already to planning😅) and I sooo badly want to letter a wall, instead of painting one AGAIN.
Who will let me letter on a big wall... You ??! Pretty please?? 🙌🏻🙌🏻
If you made it till here, thank you for reading my rambling thoughts, love you for it😘
What are your plans for this year, big dreams??🌠 .
You can’t expect to see your prayers being answered if you don’t take action. Get up and listen to the whisper in your heart; sometimes the smallest steps lead to the biggest blessings. 💜✨
These photos show me 3 years of consistency.
Three years of grace.
Three years of giving myself permission to put ME on my priority list.
Three years of growth.
Three years of FUN!!
THREE YEARS of change.
THREE YEARS of my potter molding me into who HE has called me to be!!!
I used to be embarrassed of sharing my face on these transformations. Embarrassed and annoying that I share my food & workouts, but now I’m seeing it all come together.
So today I’m saying THANK YOU to the Deleema in 2015. Thank you for saying YES and showing up. Now it’s time to pass the baton to the future DELEEMA. I can’t freaking WAIT to see what she can do.
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This past week was a doozy at our house. Traveling husband, sick girl, sick mama, cooped up everybody. It’s amazing how revitalizing one, big, giant breath really is! Here’s to all you for making it to Friday!! #justbreathe#handlettering#laureltreelane
To end this week's post, I would like to dedicate this to my dear sunflowers (followers) for your constant support and motivation. Although this isn't a sunflower post, you all remind me of beautiful sunflowers that give off positive energy and adoration. If I could tag each and every one of you in this post to make you feel speshul as how you have made me feel speshul 😢, I would do so in a heartbeat. And I would love to get to know you more. '
Alhamdulillah I am so blessed and so grateful to have made this small milestone. Looking back at my work there were some cringe looking ones 😂 but very grateful nonetheless. '
Again, thank you so much!
Cute huggies ❤.
I loved the idea by @ianbarnard to redo an old lettering piece to see how far we've come. The first was done in my first few weeks of uni in 2014! Sometimes I feel like I'm getting nowhere, but this made me feel pretty happy about how far I've come! 🌏
A little reminder that you’re worth it. I know you’re tired of fighting. I know that for once you want to be fought for. Every time you don’t feel like you’re nowhere near you’re goal, remember that this is only the journey. Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your value. You are worth finding, worth knowing, worth loving. You and all your layers. Remember that and if you don’t, I’ll always be here to remind you.
Just wanted to do work on some graphic stuff around this quote. The first image is based off of loving someone to the moon and back while the second one is based off of how flowers are a symbol of hope. Both of which are in a neon lights world because I wanted to try something new. Which one do you like better? #neonlights#worthy#graphicdesigndaily
Because it January 😁👍🏽
Check out the process of this little sketch I did ✍🏽😊
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DO YOU EVER HAVE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS? I do. With 70‘000 thoughts per day, i‘m sure we all do.
When I started freelancing I spent most of my days drawing. This gave me plenty of time to let my mind wander and while I didn’t pay to close attention, I was cought in my own downwards spiraling negative thoughts: Overthinking past events; conversations; what others were thinking of me or perhaps imagining saying behind my back... this was dragging me down emotionally and even worse I was starting to believe some of my own lies that I concocted. Does that ever happen to you?
While our brain is an extraordinary organ we need to keep it on track. The bible reminds of things we should focus on and think about:
“whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
Don’t get me wrong, i don’t always think of these things (i wish i did) but when I catch myself going down the rabbit hole, I try really hard (and I mean it) I squint my eyes and try to picture these things. I remind myself of His promises (my future), of who He says I am (my identity) and slowly start to climb out of my negative thoughts cave/hole.
Thank you all for helping me select this design, and your amazing input. You guys are legends!!! #createdtoday
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THE STORMS OF LIFE. If I were to tell you „life is only sunshine&rainbows“ that would be a lie. Most times you may find yourself in the middle of a storm, just came out of one or sadly about to enter one. It looks like we cannot avoid it. But there is GOOD NEWS! You don‘t have to go through it alone. No matter what circumstances you are facing, our heavenly father is always there and will always face them with you. I honestly hate every storm but I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. I still carry some scars from it, don’t get me wrong, some of them haven’t even fully healed yet: Actually, I remember how the end of 2016 was the worst time of my life and that storm raged like a hurricane not for days or weeks but months. It was my hardest battle, but God encouraging me with his words: “do not be afraid, for I am with you”. taking my hand and going every step of the way, one step at a time helped me through this season. He will do the same for you. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help! When you go through deep waters, I will be with you
I used the composition grid from the 30dobl bundle and all drawing on ipadpro 12.9“ with procreate •
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Officially back to the grind! 😁 “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” .
It’s the month for setting goals, for planning, and defining milestones. January brings the excitement for the months to come, to see your dreams unveil. Right?
This verse reminds me that only by His grace and mercy, we get to accomplish those goals. He opens doors that no one can close, and His plans are always bigger than ours. .
I have high expectations for this year, as we move forward with our company, and as a family. So I am bringing my list of goals before Him, confident that if it’s His will; we will see them come to realization. Also knowing, that it will take a lot of my own effort to accomplish them, a lot of focus, and diligence on my part. Because I’m a firm believer that blessings come our way when He finds us working for them ! .
Ps: I like writing my goals on the first page of my new year Journal, to keep reading them through out the year. At the end of the year I go and cross them all and it works as a realization of what I did, where I missed my mark and how I can improve the next one! .
How do you keep track of your goals?
‘It’s not the end of the story’
I’ve been thinking about this quote from @hilaryrushford latest post for the last few days.
I don’t believe that there is something inherently magical about January 1st but I do believe it is the perfect season for reflection and re-evaluation.
There are a lot of things about my year that have been amazing and a lot of things that haven’t been so great. I’m no where close to where I want to be, to where I know I can be.
So what am I going to DO ABOUT IT? I don’t have the answer to that yet. But I will do SOMETHING because there is more discovery in trying and failing than being stagnant.
If 2018 was terrible, take heart.
We are on the edge of something so unbelievably big.
The promise of a new year.