Monday Monogram

I’ve been wanting to paint a monogram for Everett with his birthday on it.  Check out what I came up with! It goes perfectly with his room! 



Monday Stress Dreams

Being sick is stressful. Having a sick baby is doubley stressful.

No wonder I’ve had my reoccurring stress dream for the second night in a row.

It’s always some variation of driving off an unfinished bridge. 

This painting really captures the moment of the sheer terror I feel, right before waking up.

I think this dream came from driving so close to water and over so many bridges in high school..

Can you tell that’s me hanging out of the Volvo wagon? Hah!

Should I get prints made? 😉

It’s hard to really relax now-a-days.. I found this list on Pinterest (no doubt) that I’ve really enjoyed.

This great list is from

Let’s kick those nightmares to the curb, shall we?

Lovely Free Things

I’m so behind on this concept but there is a lot of free stuff out there!  Pretty stuff! Artist and graphic designers are sharing their work for free. Like free printables and desktop wallpaper.

Searching through so many lovely images, it’s made me want to gift some of my own work to my new readers.  I’ll be working on some new watercolors to share with you but in the mean time I want to share my favorite finds so far…

These watercolor agate slices are so perfect by Julie Song on Design Love Fest.

I’m always up for a coffee break. By Jamie Bartlett on A Pair of Pears.

This daring little pattern makes me think of ‘ladies of leisure’ relaxing on the beach with one too many glasses of wine… By Danielle Kroll on Design Love Fest.

Lastly, I’ve been so intrigued by this still life technique.  I’ve seen something similar on instagram before and I thought it was the neatest thing, very delicate.. By Julie Lee on The Fox is Black.

Happy Hump Day.


The Bauble Bird

The purpose of this blog is to serve as an outlet for my art and also my adventures as a new mommy.  I wanted to start fresh with “The Bauble Bird.”  I came up with the name by making lists,, and self-realization…

“Bauble” means a small showy trinket or decoration.

“Bird,”  because a person very close to me reminded me that I’m all the time decorating my home with birds; whether it be a bird figurine, painting, etc.

The Bauble Bird

^^^^This is “The Bauble Bird.”^^^^

I’ve been wanting to document the process of painting and getting ideas down on paper as well as talk about being a mama to my sweet baby boy, Everett.  I felt like this watercolor painting of a stork could encompass all of that…