August 14, 2020

While you're working to improve your skills and learn new things, don't miss the joy that the process itself can give you. Grab some supplies (don't worry about having the fanciest and most expensive materials), set up a little space to play, and start creating. Happy painting!

November 22, 2018

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to express my gratitude to so many of you who have supported me on my small business journey. I'm so grateful to be able to create art and share the beauty in life and I couldn't do it without the support of those of you who follow, comment, like, and buy from Birds and Berry Studio. When you shop handmade, you're not only getting a one of a kind product, yo...

October 20, 2018

I've mentioned before that my soul shrivels up a little inside when I see bare walls in a house (maybe an exaggeration, but you get the idea). Not to say that every wall should be jam packed with clutter, but a little tasteful art on the walls makes a house feel cozy and lived in, and a little more like a home. 

I've always loved decorating, and while I'm by no means an expert, I do have a few ti...

October 1, 2018

September is wrapping up and with it our letter-writing challenge. My sister, Amy MacCready at Ink Blot Creative, and I spent the last month challenging ourselves and others to practice the lost art of sending real old-fashioned mail. You know, that thing where your write on actual paper, lick an envelope and add a stamp, and wait whole days for the letter to arrive. 

Why would we do so...

September 1, 2018

I've bemoaned the loss of real old-fashioned mail before, but truth be told, I'm not so great at sending snail mail either. But now I'm taking action!

In case you haven't heard (maybe you're not following me on Social Media), my talented sister and I are hosting a letter-writing challenge starting in September. Yes, that's tomorrow! But don't worry, if you're out enjoying the long Labor Day...

August 3, 2018

This has been a full summer of moving, trips, catching up on work, and relaxing in our new home in Montrose, CO. I'm been taking work one day at a time and giving myself grace in the little things. I've been mulling over some thoughts for a while now about the culture of comparison we live in. I've gone through many ups and downs in this business journey and here are a few things I've learned ab...

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