Thursday, January 31, 2013

SissyFit Challenge

At the beginning of this month my sister, Teresa and I started our own fitness challenge called SissyFit. We set a one month goal to run a combined 75 miles (I ran 30 miles, she ran 45) and chose a special reward for meeting our goal. Since she lives on the east coast, we tracked our progress together using the Nike+ App and Instagram.

Yesterday I completed my goal of 30 miles for the month of January! I ran 6 miles per week and also attended a Zumba class once a week. The running was hard, Zumba was fun, and I'm excited to wear my new tie-dye sports bra from Free People (rewards are great!) They also have a new line of pretty yoga clothing called FP Movement (I ordered these shorts to wear swing dancing.)

My new goal for February is to attend two Zumba classes every week with my friend Whitney (yay for fun exercise!) and jog 20 miles (5 miles per week). Teresa's goal is to run another 45 miles!

My February reward will be a new pair of running shoes and an arm band for my iphone. Can't wait!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Prints!

I recently finished two new paintings and now have prints available for purchase in my Etsy shop! The first is my new favorite. Painting rainbow color explosions is lots of fun.
 Freak Out!
Available in both 8x10 and 11x14 sizes.

I also created a Seattle rendition of "My Heart Belongs In...". (see my original Portland print here). I had fun with this one, adding in lots of 'Seattle' things (can you spot the salmon, umbrella and coffee cup?)
My Heart Belongs In Seattle, Washington
Available in both 8x10 and 11x14 sizes.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Artist Love: Beci Orpin

I am a big fan of Beci Orpin's work. I love the bright color palette she uses paired with geometric shapes and crafty mediums like paper cut-outs and yarn pom poms. Last week I treated myself to her new craft book, Find & Keep and have been turning it's pages over and over. Beci's book is colorful eye candy meets fun craft projects! My favorite!

I was SUPER excited to find out she has also done a collaboration with Urban Outfitters! I am swooning over it all. 
She is having a giveaway this weekend on her blog too! Fingers crossed I win!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Shop Update!

I've spent this week finishing up my Valentine's Day card designs, taking new photographs, and freshening my Etsy shop. Be sure to take a look at my new designs and choose the perfect greeting for you sweetheart!
My Valentine Note Cards are back in the shop too! Both designs are available in 6-packs and single cards.

I also finished a new painting. This one is one of my favorites. It's available in both 8x10 and 11x14 sizes.

Lastly, Society6 is offering free shipping now through Sunday! Check out my newest iPhone Cases, Tote Bags, T-Shirts and Throw Pillows.
CLICK HERE to receive free shipping from Society6.

Friday, January 4, 2013

January Mood

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This month I feel drawn inward.
Reflection. Dreams. Comfort. Peace.

I'm especially loving the colors pink and green at the moment. I think because they remind me of the warmth of spring and the beginning of new things. January is always a tired month for me. I'm worn out from the holiday season and aching for sunshine and warmer weather. Living in Portland, warm weather is still months away, so I'm lighting candles and bundling up with my art journal and new watercolors and colored pencils. Giving myself a some time to breathe, clear my head and get started on new projects.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A New Year

Happy New Year! 2012 was a good year and I look forward to new and fun things in 2013. I've spent this week cleaning, reorganizing, drawing, working on new Valentine's Day cards (I can't wait to share them when they're done!), and filling in my new 2013 planner.

While my sister was in town for the holidays she got me off my bum and outside jogging. It made me realize how much I've missed exercising with her, so we've decided to make a fitness plan together for 2013. Using the Nike+ App and Instagram, we plan to jog 'together' (she lives on the east coast). We'll be snapping photos of our progress with the tag #SissyFit. Our goal for the month of January is to run a combined 75 miles. Each month we will set a new goal and choose a new reward for our progress!

Now for my favorite part of about our SissyFit challenge, the reward! I thought it would be fun to get matching tie-dye sports bras for our first reward, and this one from Free People is my favorite.
I think making a new goal (and choosing a new reward :) for every month will help motivate me to keep at it. And I know our SissyFit challenge will make exercising more fun and encouraging for the both of us! What are your new goals for 2013 and how do you plan to make them happen?
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