“between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” ― john muir | one of the reasons i love snowboarding so much is that i get to spend time outside in nature. i adore the exploratory aspect of the backcountry – finding new lines, the silence of the snow covered trees, being really in it. i spotted this little, lovely pine on a trek last weekend and it brought me so much joy. i hope it brings you happiness on this glorious friday! spend some time outside this weekend. let the trees show you what they’ve got. side note: isn’t this quote wonderful?? expect it to be lettered by yours truly soon! 🌲🌲
“if we magnified our successes as much as we magnify our disappointments, we’d all be much happier.” – abraham lincoln | here’s another little smidge of inspiration from one of the greats. i was trying some different lettering styles here... not sure if they played out as well as i’d hoped. however, i thought the message was definitely worth sharing! can you spot the spelling mistake? 🔍
For the love of pets art giveaway! brought to you by the artists of gotya. basin reclaimed, wander on words, carrie pill and karla hunter have teamed up for this art and pet lover’s giveaway.
giveaway includes an original basin reclaimed painting, a set of wander on words cards, a carrie pill print and a custom 4x6 pet portrait by karla hunter. 🐾
how to enter:
1. like this post.
2. follow all four artists: @carriepillart @basinreclaimed @wanderonwords @khunterart
3. in a comment below tag two of your animal lover/art friends and tell us your favorite nickname for your fluffy friend.
4. bonus entry: in an additional comment tag two more friends and tell us what kind of dog/cat/creature you have.
winner’s name will be announced on sunday, february 23rd. good luck friends!
about gotya: molly of basin reclaimed, colleen of wander on words and painter, carrie pill have formed a group called “gotya”, or gathering of the young artists, to support each other’s art and art business as well as our community that supports us. karla hunter is a painter based in boston, ma.
#madeinnewengland #fortheloveofpets #artgiveaway #dogsofinstagram #gotyavt
“i just want to live in a world of mountains, coffee, campfires, cabins, and golden trees and run around with a camera and notebook learning the inner workings of everything real.” – victoria erickson | i am so feeling this magnificent quote lately. this is what i want to be doing, and with my lettering business, kind of can be doing. which is amazing. and i try to inspire others to see the beauty and happiness found in nature too. put some good into the world today. do something that rejuvenates you. ☕️
also, i finally made another video of my process this weekend. i start with sketching out the quote, then move on to lettering in the words, and finally add all the details and doodles. i hope you enjoy seeing the “inner workings” of my art! 🖊
“it is not the mountain that we conquer but ourselves.” – sir edmund hillary | happy sunday, all! we can do anything we set our minds to. on 29 may 1953, hillary and nepalese sherpa mountaineer tenzing norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of mount everest. which makes this quote all the more poignant! believe in yourself. do the work. summit the mountains. 🏔🖊
“do not feel lonely. the entire universe is inside you. – rumi | i’ve been loving drawing stars lately, and have felt inspired to draw all. the. time. which is super cool, except i do have so many other pressing things to do. however, this little nugget of inspiration is important to remember. the universe is on your side, you just have to tune into it... and yourself. can you guess the constellations i attempted to draw? ✨🌌✏️
“all you need is love. but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” – charles m. schulz | happy valentine’s day to all! love is an important thing to give and receive. there are so many friends and family that i am thrilled to be able to love this year! these fun little lettered valentines were a joy to create and even more exciting to send out. wishing you all lots of love and a little chocolate today! ❤️🍫
“imagination is more important than knowledge. for knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – albert einstein | i came across this quote while watching a snowboarding movie, of all places, and it caught my attention. while i only lettered the first half, the second is i think where the meaning unfolds. imagination is creativity in action. it allows us to explore beyond the limits of our reality, into a world of dreams where creativity and invention are at their strongest. i am all about that! keep imagining, folks. dream up a better world, and i’ll keep lettering up some inspiration! 💡✏️💛
“nature is not a place to visit. it is home.” – gary snyder | our saturday adventure this weekend was to hike to the great cliffs on mount horrid. it was so refreshing to have a sunny day, even if it was blustery and cold! the pup enjoyed not post holing on the firm snow, and we got a wonderful view of the valley below. we treated ourselves with delicious @redcloveralecompany beers at their amazing taproom in brandon. vermont is full of so many fun local things to do! i love not having to travel too far from home to have an adventure. 🌲🐾
“now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – guillaume apollinaire | happy saturday! today, focus on you. just go out there with the sole thought of enjoying your happiness. go for that walk, snuggle that pup, drink that coffee. realize what brings you joy and do that thing for a little longer. wander on! 🖊🧡😊
cards with this grand reminder are available in my #etsy shop! check out the link in my bio!
”jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – jamie lyn beatty | i just (finally) added to our website some of my favorite photos from our adventure to the big island of hawaii last march! check them out for some tropical vibes on this february friday by visiting the photography page. 🌴📷 i cant wait until our next trip! ✈️
“friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – woodrow wilson | happy friday! today i am grateful for all the friends i’m lucky to have made since moving to vermont. it was tough to venture across the country to start a new life while knowing nobody on the east coast except my husband (boyfriend at the time). i went a long time without feeling like i had many “true” friends out here. however, now i am thrilled to have such amazing folks in my life in vermont. strong, hilarious, entrepreneurs and inspiring artists, kickass mountain bikers and adventurers, and lovely, generous, genuine people fill my life with so much happiness these days. thanks guys and gals for your friendship! it’s absolutely cherished.❤️