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Sarah Stevens  Hand lettering/watercolor artist. Addicted to fonts, positive people & anything avocado! Grateful gal. Following the Light. www.cellardesignshome.com

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Today is going to be the last day in my studio for awhile. My foot surgery is tomorrow. This is an "oops something didn't go well in November and we need to re-do the whole she-bang" procedure. πŸ™„Folks...honestly, I am dreading it. I am so stinkin' tired of this crud and want to get off the surgery/recovery rinse repeat train. But I have to do this because I want to just simply walk... with out a boot, knee scooter, crutches or cane. And these rotten things have been with me for over 13 months. So I say goodbye-for-now to my happy place... But NO WORRIES! I still can create pretty things from the red leather lazy boy! Be on the lookout for a whole new line of things in our Etsy shop soon!!! Hint...these new items will be MUCH softer than the usual suspects! πŸ˜‰ Who can guess?!
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#happyplace #cantstopwontstop #createeveryday

Holy moly do I get this one!! Questions like "What would it be like to write a book?". Or "What kind of magical healing powers do watercolors have?". Or "What is my Calling aside from being a wife and mother?". It's GratiTUESday! So today I am grateful that in my journey of the last year I have found answers to these previously not thought of questions! I am grateful:
1. to have experienced the creative rush of putting thoughts into words on paper (or a screen!). 2. to have been blessed by the peace that washes over my restless spirit when I pick up a brush and dip it in a small well filled with beautiful watercolor paint.
3. to have discovered that God might just be calling me to use these gifts to inspire, uplift and encourage others. What a sweet journey it has been!πŸ’• .
What answers to unknown questions have you found on your journey? .
#lifeisajourney #dreamscometrue #mycalling #gratitude

My mom got these beauties at the farmer's market this past weekend. She fell in love with the intricate petals and photographed them for hours. Then she shared this goodness with me! So, of course I had to try my hand at painting them! The creative apple doesn't fall far from the tree! 🍎
I used my new @winsorandnewton watercolors and @princetonbrush from @monvoirco !! And channeled my inner Jenna of @monvoirco ... and decided to create something even if it didn't turn out. The victory is in the try!
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Swipe ⬅️for pics of final product!
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#watercolorvideo #processvideo #watercolorart #tilinsiders

I sat on a screened in porch today with a few other women and we talked about the sweet friendship we all were blessed by with a woman we lost last week. There were some tears, but more laughter and smiles. She brought such a light to all our lives in big and little ways. My soul felt a bit refreshed after sharing this time together and I am grateful for it.
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Do you have a sweet friendship that refreshes your soul? If so, how about tagging that friend in a comment below and tell her/him why they are special to you! Let's spread the light today! .
#friendship #laughteristhebestmedicine #missingher #tilinsiders

I have an unhealthy curiosity when it comes to tornados! I would love to ride along with a storm chaser one day. I stand out on our porch when we have a bad storm when advice is to find shelter inside just so I can watch it develop. But lucky for me I also have a heathy fear of the damage the winds can cause. So when it gets a bit dicey I actually go down to our basement. Because it's below the ground it offers better safety and security. The deeper in the ground that foundation has been dug the better chance I have to survive a devastating tornado. This is the same as a tree... the deeper the roots the better to withstand the heavy gusts. It also it true about life. The deeper our faith is the more we can stand back up after the winds blow us over. Tornadoes, trees and faith. Only at Cellar Designs would there be a common thread between the 3! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚β€οΈ
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#deeproots #faithfulness #trees

"She now sees what she has believed." This powerful statement has crept into my heart and created peace ever since my friend's husband said it when he shared the news of her passing. This is the modern day lived out translation of Hebrews 11:1. The idea that my friend now sees what she has believed all her life is the reality of faith. And it comforts me. I hope it brings you comfort too!
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#faith #shebelievedandnowsees #godisgood #tilinsiders

I don't understand why we can't find a cure for cancer. I don't understand why a dear friend had to fight a nasty uninvited disease for almost 7 years. I don't understand why she had to lose that fight. I don't understand any of it. The only thing that gets me through this kind of thing is that I have a peace that transcends all understanding. I don't have to understand because I trust in the hope that comes from Jesus. I am heartbroken to have lost a dear friend to breast cancer. But I am grateful for the peace of God. God bless my friend and her family. I sit in awe of their strength of faith lived out in an unimaginable loss. .
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#cancersucks #strongfaith #watercolorvideo #letteringvideo

This song is on repeat in my head. Go and listen to @jennjohnson20 and @bethelmusic 's Who You Are! It is calming and reassuring. And lettering it while it plays is doubly good! Have a wonderful weekend y'all! Remember who you are and who He is. πŸ™ŒπŸ»β€οΈ
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#bethelmusic #godisgoodallthetime #worshipmusic

Last night, at 11:35pm, I was sitting on a couch-that-would-be-my-bed in a special cabin. Surrounding me was my 2 youngest boys, 2 nephews and a girlfriend of one nephew... all on air mattresses. There was a bit of chatter, some scrolling of social media, some watching of The Office and a silly Disney show. There was quite the debate about whose childhood Disney shows were better. I sat, looking ridiculous with 5 pillows around me to help prevent pain during the night, and took it all in. It's moments like these that some people might be frustrated about. Like who wants to sleep sitting up? Who wants to be in the kids' room at the cabin surrounded by lily pads of air mattresses. Who wants to listen to the Disney show debate when you know they are all wrong and the Mickey Mouse Club was the best ever? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ But I wasn't irritated. Not one bit. You see, I am receiving a hefty dose of perspective this week. My dear sweet friend is very ill. She would prefer the couch in a cabin over a hospital bed in her family room. She would prefer experiencing laughter with loved ones over hearing prayers and goodbyes. She would prefer debates over than death. So I am enjoying each and every moment I have been given. Because every moment matters. πŸ’—πŸŒΈ
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#everymomentmatters #lifeisagift #perspective

Hey you! Yes you, the one who has hit a speed bump in your new journey! Yep, you. My advice is to put on your positive pants!! One leg at a time. Yank 'Em up high! You can do this! Find something good in the bumpy ride! πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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#positivevibes #positivepants #youcandothis #tilinsiders

And some shine so very brightly! They are radiant without even knowing it! What a glorious sight! πŸ™ŒπŸ»βœ¨πŸ’› Who do you know that shines brightly in the midst of tough stuff? Tag them in a comment below to let them know you see them clearly! ❀️
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#starsshine #lightindarkness #processvideo #letteringvideo

Sometimes it is all you can do. .
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#trustgod #evenwhenitshard

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