Michele & Reneé's Tuscan Wedding Album

I think a lot of girls that study abroad in Italy have had a day dream once or twice (all the bloody time) of having a picturesque Tuscan wedding. In an old church tucked in an old town, celebrating in a villa surrounded by vineyards, with wedding photos complete with rolling green hills. Oh yes...that is a beautiful daydream...

It's a little crazy to actually know someone who has had that dream Tuscan wedding. Meet Reneé and Michele. Michele and I became friends a couple years ago during my internship at the study abroad center in Castiglion Fiorentino. Not long after, Reneé was studying abroad at the same center and met Michele. The rest is pretty romantic as you may guess. 

So when Reneé asked me to create a custom wedding album for their insanely gorgeous photos, I had to say yes. The photos were unreal! Their photographer Taylor Abeel did an amazing job at capturing the special day. This project was pretty unreal too, having piles of gorgeous photos to work with and the sweetest couple to collaborate with.  It may be the closest I get to a dreamy Tuscany wedding, but it was definitely the dream wedding album project to be a part of! Here's a peek and you can see more photos on my website.


chalk art at Avant

This week I'm technically on spring break! Technically because all the schools I teach at are on break so I don't have any scheduled art lessons. This is great because it gives me full days to work on my own projects and even take a little time for myself. 

Yesterday I spent a couple hours at Avant Tapas & Wine in Buellton drawing on their chalk wall. A good friend gave them my number and they asked if I'd like to come by and have at it! I've done giant chalk murals before on the side of the C Gallery but I wanted to try something a little different this time. I had so much fun drawing this beast out, definitely a nice break from all the intricate and small watercolors I've been making lately. So this may be the only break like thing I do this week, but at least it was an artistic break!