Sandi Jewell’s Plaza Palomino Fine Art Festival

This show is located in Plaza Palomino, located on the S/E corner of Swan Rd and Ft. Lowell Rd in Tucson. Jewell’s Fine Art Festivals consists of a selection of juried fine art and select fine crafts. The festivals are held in upscale areas in the surrounding vicinity of Tucson & Phoenix. The Art Festivals are always […]

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Julie Originals wins Addy Award for Illustration and Design

  Honored to be receiving an Addy Award for the labels I created for Bird’s Nest Baking Company’s Sonoran Blend Granola. The prickly pear and sunset background were both painted using acrylics on canvas paper. I updated the Bird’s Nest Baking Company (BNBC) logo by changing a few things. I simplified the nest from it’s […]

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Painting an owl to help our animals

I am so happy I was able to donate a painting for Tucson Wildlife Center of their most awesome owl, Bubba! On Saturday Jan 17th the public will be able to bid on it at during their annual fundraiser, “One Wild Night”! Here’s an inside look into my process of painting this great-horned owl. First, […]

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Dorífora – Day 1 of 30 Days of Painting Challenge

My first painting as part of Leslie Seata’s Thirty Day Paintings Challenge!  Although I feel painting every single day for a month is quite challenging – I am ready to try my best! Wish me luck as I balance helping clients with their graphic design and continuing to grow my fine art business! This colorful […]

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I’m not messy, I am CREATIVE

Piles of paper…GUILTY. Piles of random doo-dads…GUILTY. Although I have always been creative – I have always been messy too. (Just ask anyone I’ve ever lived with!) I think there’s probably a lot of other creatives that have piles of papers too…Albert Einstein had a super messy desk! If a cluttered desk is a sign […]

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DREAM it then DO IT, Achieve your goals in 2014

Have you ever thought, “This year I am going to…” but then don’t follow through? You’re not alone. Only 8% of Americans actually achieve their New Years Resolutions according to a study by the University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology. Why do you think you didn’t follow through? “There’s not enough time.” “I don’t […]

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Are you a perfectionist too?

I’m not sure how this happens, but I am pretty sure I was born with the overachiever/perfectionist gene when it comes to art. Still today, I find myself not settling for anything less than what I deem close to perfect. I remember in first grade my parents were called in because I was late with […]

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