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This is my best friend, Hubble. And I'm pretty sure he's the only dog I haven't painted in southern Alabama. This weekend we've been chasing down frisbees and tennis balls together.
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I've been MIA for a little while, first in South Carolina in the path of totality having the most surreal experience. Darkness, stars, planets, a chill in the air, and a sparkling ring around the moon. I would absolutely recommend trying to see this at least once in your life, because watching a shadow through some glasses is NOT enough. Who else was in totality?! Back to painting. โœ๐Ÿผ

... and here it is in real life! Doors don't close until 6pm, so there's still time to stop by @madelocalmarketplace!
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Part of why I love doing markets & pop-ups is meeting new people and getting to know fellow vendors better! And you know what I love most?! When people walk up and tell me, "I follow you on Instagram, and was so excited you were going to be here!" If I met you today, please comment below so we can stay in touch... because I genuinely hope you'll stick around to see where this side-hustle-creative-outlet takes me!
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Shout out to @the.lady.h for all her help prepping yesterday, setting up and helping sell today! It was a joy to spend more time together, and the extra set of hands helped to execute my vision! Also shout out to @bmahar24 for bringing me lunch, and helping cut snowflakes all night (along with @jkap2103 & @gloria_colister). Thank you to everyone who stopped by or reached out today too! ๐Ÿ’•

[post 2 of 7] Hello again! Vanessa from @paisleyproposal here. Now I'd like to share with you how I spend my time, and a little more about my side business. I went to architecture school for 7 years and also have an MBA. I'm in retail store design & construction by day, an artist & product designer by night, and a serial DIYer & social butterfly by wknd. Basically, I just want to design all the things! โœŒ๐Ÿผ๏ธโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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I started #paisleyPROPOSAL doing custom watercolor & calligraphy wedding stationery back in 2013, after successfully executing our completely DIY wedding (our wedding suite shown on the left side). As my full-time job responsibilities grew & international travel became more frequent, it was hard for me to keep up with custom work. I adjusted my sails, and in 2015 I launched my handlettered #paisleyPINTS product line (shown in the middle). The skid of glassware showed up at my house the same day I was promoted at work, and I took that as a sign that I was headed the right direction on both accounts. I sold out before Christmas, and thought, "Well, that was fun while it lasted." Then last summer I was feeling the urge to relaunch and expand the line with different handlettered designs. And thus, paisleyPINTS 2.0 was born: a bigger, more consistent graphic, still produced in a dishwasher safe way, packaged in a matching hand stamped bag (shown on the right end).
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I loved laying out a sampling of my work to visually see my progression through the last few years. How about you? Share your transformation Tuesday story with me! How have you grown and developed in your own personal life or career? If you're interested in following along on my creative journey, hop over to @paisleyproposal and give me a follow! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Greenery ๐Ÿ˜ I'm not so sure about this year's Pantone color when it comes to clothes, but for everything else count me in! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฒ (my parrots will love that for sure! ๐Ÿ˜„) #juliahirschillustrationanddesign #freelanceillustrator #freelancedesigner #freelanceartist #california #bayarea #illustrator #graphicdesigner #illustratorsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram

This is how our day is looking. The home studio has had some issues requiring a lot furniture and supply relocation. We're here somewhere under the piles and stacks. Hopefully we'll be back at it soon!

MOST RECENT

This is the crystal dioptase, and I am completely obsessed with how space-like it is. I had so much fun painting this one. I have a total of 45 crystals I'm painting for a wonderful client, and I can't wait for you to see what she's doing with them! I used Ecoline bottled watercolor pigments to get the richness and depth in this piece. [watercolor, 5x7in]

I painted this sweet face exactly TWO years ago from today. Where has time gone?! Maggie [watercolor, 8x10in]
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I still have some spots left for Christmas commissions -- I'll be open for them until November 15th given I don't fill up sooner. Send me an email at kristindunreath@gmail.com with ANY questions or click the link in my bio for pricing!

Here's your motivational mantra for the week: be a voice, not an echo.
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You have creative ideas. You have a unique perspective. You have something to offer, and can be part of breaking the monotonous cycle. Stand up for what you believe, even if it's against that echo.
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So what's that one thing you're going to yell from the rooftops this week? How will you silence that echo with a bright new voice?

This is my best friend, Hubble. And I'm pretty sure he's the only dog I haven't painted in southern Alabama. This weekend we've been chasing down frisbees and tennis balls together.
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I've been MIA for a little while, first in South Carolina in the path of totality having the most surreal experience. Darkness, stars, planets, a chill in the air, and a sparkling ring around the moon. I would absolutely recommend trying to see this at least once in your life, because watching a shadow through some glasses is NOT enough. Who else was in totality?! Back to painting. โœ๐Ÿผ

It makes my DAY when a client sends me pictures of my work hanging in their new space. Look how beautifully these two adorable faces were framed, and swipe over for the cutest (and tidiest) little nook they hang in! Thank you, Helen, for sending these! ๐Ÿ˜ [watercolors, 5x7in]

Working in pen has always been one of my favorite mediums. Part of my thesis in college was creating concept art in pen for scenes for an animated movie (and I illustrated a book...and posters...and character designs, but I won't get into that). This little piece is so special to me because it's the view looking out from my grandmother's front porch. It may not be there anymore, but it's a view I can close my eyes and remember perfectly: the bay breeze, the sounds of seagulls, the katydids at night, and the sound of her floor fans keeping us cool in the summer. [pen, 4x5in]
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If you ever have a little scene that you want captured like this, reach out to me. I don't just work in watercolor!

So sometimes I put deadlines aside and freehand something fun. If you watched the reality show The Hills (which really helped me through my college years), Spencer Pratt was made out to be the villain (oooo everyone hated Spencer, so much drama). But ACTUALLY, he's just a hilarious married soon-to-be-dad who raised a hummingbird and now snapchats his incredibly entertaining life, which 98% of is him remaining impressively still while an entire community of hummingbirds drink from his hat his mom made him. I couldn't stop laughing at this epic picture, so here it is, guys. Spencer, I never thought I'd cross over to your team, but here I am. ๐ŸŒบ #iconic
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Title: Spencer & Allen [watercolor + pen, 3.5x5in]
@spencerpratt @heidipratt @janetlpratt

I've been working on a project for an amazing client for awhile now, and I can't wait to share the end result with you. I basically dream and live crystals and stones now. ๐Ÿ”ฎ [watercolor, 5x7in]

Can a cat be this sassy? Scroll over to the next picture. The answer is yes. Meet Walter. [pen, 3.5x2.5in]

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