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Nature Inspired DIY Ideas for the Hom...


When it comes to home decor, I love to create a serene, nature inspired space– natural wood, zen-like rocks, and outdoor inspired decor is my favorite. I also love DIY projects, and I’ve been pinning away on my Pintrest boards for the past two years while I’ve been abroad, waiting for the opportunity to have my own space […]

How to Paint an Ombre Canvas Painting...


This tutorial will teach you how to paint an ombre canvas painting in 5 easy steps. You can use the ombre design as a background for quotes or lyrics, to create the look of a sky,  or hang it right on the wall!   Hey guys! I am in the (long) process of rewriting all […]

My Sketch of the Day Challenge

sketch a day challenge

Wow, can you believe it’s already October? There’s something about the chill in the air and the beautiful fall colors that make me want to snuggle under a blanket with a cup of tea and draw. And I suppose that’s where my sketch-a-day self challenge all started. Last week I picked up a cute sketch […]

Entry into the NYC Coffee Festival

Coffee Art Project entry

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve written an update, so maybe a new painting is a good place to start! I’m really excited to share with you my entry for the 2015 Coffee Art Project. This summer I got an email asking if I’d like to participate in this year’s Coffee Art Project […]

Wahoo!! Paintspiration Blog is back u...

Rishikesh, India

Hi everyone! If you’re a frequent reader of the blog, you might have noticed it looks a bit different. This is because unfortunately the old blog was hacked and I lost EVERYTHING! Needless to say, I was quite upset! The Paintspiration blog was a 2 year labor of love, so to see it crash like […]

DIY- 3 (More) Ways to Paint Quotes on...

3 more ways to paint quotes on canvas

In a previous DIY article I outlined my 3 favorite ways to paint quotes on canvas to create beautiful, personalized pieces of art. I got a great response from the article and lots of positive feedback, so I’ve decided to write another! If you haven’t already, check out my post DIY- 3 Easy Ways to Paint […]

DIY- 3 Easy Ways to Paint Quotes on C...

How to paint quotes on canvas

Canvases with inspirational quotes are really popular right now. I would know, since they’re my main product I sell on Etsy! Not everyone is blessed with fabulous handwriting and a steady hand. But fear not- I’ve found solutions! After making dozens of quote canvas paintings, I’ve experimented and tweaked different methods for transferring writing onto […]

Paintspiration is Down for Maintenanc...

Paintspiration is Down for Maintenance

Unfortunately the Paintspiration Art website was maliciously attacked and I lost all my content. I’m working to retrieve what I can and rebuild, but since i’m traveling right now it’s a slow process. Thank you for your understanding and please check back soon! See my artwork on Etsy at Or follow me on Facebook […]

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