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      2021 Salem County Arts in Bloom Studio Tour

      2021 Salem County Arts in Bloom Studio Tour

      This year the 2021 Salem County Arts in Bloom Studio Tour will have TWO tours. The first tour dates are May 15 & 16 which will be both in person and virtual. Some studios will be open for in person interactions while following social distancing protocols and other studios will be welcoming participants virtually. There will also be an additional, in person tour, October 16 & 17. Be sure to check the Salem County Arts in Bloom Facebook page and website for updates

      I will be participating in both tour dates for in person interactions. I look forward to welcoming guests to my gallery to view my artwork and have conversations about my art and the other amazing artists that work and live in Salem County.

      New Website

      New Website

      I am so excited to announce my new website RELAUNCH! I have spent countless hours over the last few weeks re-photographing products, editing, and designing my website on a new platform to make your shopping experience even better! What’s new? Check it out in this quick video or read below 
      • NEW WAYS TO SHOP - You can now shop by subject, product, painting, or price.
      • NEW WAYS TO PAY - Now accepting even more payment methods
      • SHIPPING - More affordable and diverse shipping options. I am also offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $100 to celebrate my website relaunch.
      • ACCOUNTS - Are you a regular customer or workshop participant? You have the option to create an account for easier checkout.
      • PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY - Clean, crisp product photographs to make shopping easier.
      If you have time on this snowy day, please take the time to look because I would absolutely LOVE your feedback. Leave a comment below.

      Reusable Tote Bags

      Reusable Tote Bags

      Did you know that I offer my original paintings on tote bags? These durable, canvas bags are perfect for grocery shopping or carrying other necessities while out and about. The best part is that they are machine washable!

      To shop the whole collection, click here.

      Valentine's Day Special

      Valentine's Day Special

      Looking for a unique Valentine's Day gift? Spread love with art! I am offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50 on my website until February 8th. Your gift can even be mailed directly to your special someone! No coupon code needed, the discount is automatically applied at checkout.

      All items are eligible: Original artwork, prints, greeting cards, magnets, coasters, pot holders, clutch bags, tote bags, pillow shams and more! All items feature my original artwork inspired by local scenes and are made by me in Salem County. Shop Small this Valentine’s Day! 

      Staying Productive in the Studio During COVID

      Staying Productive in the Studio During COVID

      During COVID it is easy to get off track and if I am being honest, I have definitely not been as productive as I could be. With my first grade daughter learning virtually and homeschooling my PreK son, time is limited. In this blog I am sharing strategies that I am implementing to be more productive this year while juggling all the other responsibilities of being a business owner, mom, and homeowner. These principles can be applied to anyone's day to help find focus and get things done.

      1. Set Specific Times to Accomplish Tasks
      My time blocking is for studio time. Yours might be for computer work. Whatever you are trying to accomplish, set specific times in your day when you plan to work on that task. For me, I need to work uninterrupted and the best times to accomplish painting is early in the morning before my children wake up or at night after I put them to bed. I was in a groove of working in the studio until I finished my last artwork. I tried to start a new painting but then quickly fell into the "lazy nights" trap. I am fighting back with reintroducing specific studio times to work on my paintings.

      2. Make a List and Stick To It
      My best friend is my planner. I joke that my lists have lists (which is actually very accurate). But in all seriousness, make a list! I like to start my week by creating a complete list of things that I need to do: phone calls, emails, errands, blog posts, appointments, etc in my planner and then assign each task to a specific days that I know I can get those things completed. This is also a good strategy for accomplishing a big task throughout the week. Break it up into manageable steps and assign each step to a day of the week. By Sunday, you will be surprised by what you can accomplish!

      3. Be Consistent and Find Accountability
      This tip goes hand-in-hand with making a list. If you make a list and stick with it, you will create consistency. Even if you can only dedicate 30 minutes to an hour to your desired task everyday, it truly adds up when you are consistent. 

      Another important aspect about being consistent is finding a way to stay accountable for your efforts. Some people use a friend or mentor to check in with and report their progress. But if you don't have that, hold yourself accountable. I usually use Instagram stories as a way to stay accountable and show progress.

      I hope you have found this blog post helpful and applicable to some aspect in your life. Please leave a comment below with any questions you may have!