Cute Loving Forest for Baby G’s Nursery

I was commissioned for this cute baby nursery mural and honored to paint it of course! These first-time parents-to-be wanted a birch tree forest for their baby girl with yellow bird accents. They also had a tight timeline – 1 week! – so they could show it off during their co-ed baby shower hosted at their house; the work horse that I am, it got done with a couple days to spare:) The 6’W x 10’H mural took a total of six hours and was complete with glitter accents and personalized details;)

This is why murals are better than decals people – it is personalized, one-of-a-kind, doesn’t peel off, has beautiful detail, and isn’t too expensive (something like this may run you roughly $150 and that includes supplies/artist’s fee)! It’s not too late to book your room transformation or commission a smaller painting in time for the Holidays!!! Please call or text 707-548-0772 or email Feel free to inquire on Facebook as well:

Happy Monday all!

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Marrone Family Tree

I LOVE IT! So do my happy clients: Laura, Lucy and Jeff:) We decided on neon yellow leaves after seeing the finished white tree (they look green because of the gray backdrop). The frames are gold with gem accents attached where they “hang” from the tree. All the photos are black and white and the frames hang by sparkly burlap ribbon. What a good feeling to finally finish. On to the next project(s)……

Purple Butterfly for Baby Jordyn

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Ok ok, while I haven’t worked on the family tree, at least I was productively artistically otherwise:) I created a surprise baby shower/nursery gift for my bestie and 2nd time parents-to-be. It is acrylic, glue, ribbon and glitter on 3 wood panels. It took about a week to finish. I was going for the scientific feel by doing “studies” of three varied purple butterflies. I’ve thought about creating more of these in different themes…. what do you guys think? Ideas?



Sometimes, you just need to free style

I’ve been told that giving a child a coloring book is a bad idea…hear me out. The reasoning is they don’t use all their creativity or imagination this way; instead, they focus on coloring the sections, staying inside lines, what have you. This is not to say that you should burn all your coloring books (because I would have a frickin’ bonfire LOL). However, you give them a blank canvas/sheet of paper every once in a while and the possibilities are endless!!

Exhibit A, my daughter, who is near and dear to my artsy heart, painting it out one day:

My family tree – uprooted, redesigned and in progress

Hello all! I am embarrassed to say that I am my own worst client… I’m not sticking to deadlines set for myself because I can paint at any time I guess….right?! So, maybe by sharing the progress here, you can all keep me accountable from here on out so I can finally finish it.

It was originally painted at our Fairfield home and I’m recreating it at our Elk Grove home. We are going with a white version this time on slate grey background. You may be wondering why I’m doing things the hard way: painting the tree before the background? Well, the hope is the white will be more vibrant this way (instead of white painted on top of grey). TIP, for all you inspired painters out there: use mistint paint! Saves money and is still great, high quality paint!

The tree may have leaves this time in a pastel green maybe? Also, we think the picture frames need to be a beautiful pop of color (suggestions welcome).

It really is coming along…..I swear:) Update photos to come, as they are available.

Here’s a time lapse video I tried to do:)

Celebrating Laura’s 1st Birthday!

Today, exactly one year ago, I was blessed with my second beautiful, smart, tough, silly and stubborn baby girl Laura:) Yesterday, we celebrated her with friends and family at Elk Grove Regional Park on a beautiful summer afternoon. There was BBQ, water fights (balloons, guns and water buckets…oh my!), good company and ART!

One of Laura’s favorite hobbies is finger painting so we had to indulge the birthday girl (and secretly mommy too because I love a good art activity, who am I kidding;). For the slightly bigger kiddos, there was also a watercolor shoot! Additionally, there was spontaneous painting and creativity happening as well.

What a wonderful, fun and creative celebration! Love you so much Laura and a super happy birthday to you!! xoxoxoxo


K.M. Creation Celebration Open House Paint Nite!

What a fun night painting with my great friends:) Since we couldn’t decide on one painting, we did two! Team Vino led by Jessie and Kita, and Team Flowers with Magali, Evelyn and yours truly. Within two hours we came up with these beauties!

I can’t wait to do more of these, what a treat getting to paint with friends! I will bring the party, supplies, aprons, etc. to you for two hours and at least 5 of your friends for $20 each. You decide on a theme or image and we take off from there! Keep me in mind for future celebrations or a regular Saturday evening for fun, painting, laughing and ART!! xo