Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Crochet Face Scrubbies and A Clay Mask Experiment

I recently made these face scrubbies- free crochet pattern here, courtesy of the Stitchin Mommy.  So easy and fun to make! 

crochet face scrubbies
crochet face scrubbies


Then I came across this clay mask recipe using Bentonite clay and I thought these two would go so well together! So I whipped up some mask and got ready for a mini-spa treatment.  Fun stuff- except the mask kinda burned my skin, so beware.  It's supposed to "tingle" or so it says on the bottle of clay I have.  

crochet face scrubbies and clay mask
crochet face scrubbies

Monday, March 23, 2015

Photos of the Week

spring blossom photography: growcreative
red bird photography:growcreative
spring blossom photography: growcreative

It's been another big week of change.  Which can be scary, but also good. 

 I turned 31, had fun celebrating with my family, and made some major health decisions.  After visiting my doc and finding out that I may have Adenomyosis in addition to Endometriosis, I'm pretty sure that hystorectomy is my best option. I need to be healthy.  I need to be able to do normal things-like sign my kid up for soccer. I have never been able to make that kind of commitment with my health problems.  They have ruled my life.  It's time to change that.

I never imagined having a hystorectomy at such a young age.  I never imagined that I would have just one shot at bearing a child of my own.  That I would only experience one pregnancy and one birth.  I will cherish that experience forever.  Morning sickness and all!  While I can't begin to describe the heartache that comes with the loss of fertility, I am certain that this is the way it is supposed to be. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Art Sale: 20% Off all Art

Introducing the latest sale at Grow Creative Shop!

Spring Art Sale- Original Watercolor Paintings and Fine Art Prints by Elise Engh.
Spring Art Sale- Original Watercolor Paintings and Fine Art Prints by Elise Engh.

If you're in the mood for spring florals and birds, I have plenty of those available.
Happy First Official Week of Spring!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Purples, Pinks, and Grays

Original Watercolor Paintings and Designs in Pink, Purple and Grey color schemes: Grow Creative

I had a custom painting request this week that inspired me. A request for a Chrysanthemum painting- like these here-, but in shades of purples, pinks, and grays.

Original Watercolor Paintings and Designs in Pink, Purple and Grey color schemes: Grow Creative

I don't know why I never dreamed up this color scheme before, because wow! It's gorgeous!

Original Watercolor Paintings and Designs in Pink, Purple and Grey color schemes: Grow Creative
Original Watercolor Paintings and Designs in Pink, Purple and Grey color schemes: Grow Creative

Monday, March 9, 2015

Photos of the Week

The first signs of spring.........

apricot blossom photography: grow creative
apricot blossom photography: grow creative

This is definitely my favorite time of year.  And not because my husband is starting his new job today and we just signed a contract to build a new home (although those are VERY good reasons to like something!)

Spring fills me with hope and optimism.  I love seeing things grow.  I am thrilled to be out in the sun again!  

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New Watercolor Paintings

watercolor birds, ferris wheel, and chipmunk: growcreative

Hello there!  

Yes, I am still here!   I'm still painting like a mad woman, but I'm finding it hard to find time to post all of my work here.  So enjoy a quick look at what I've been painting this winter:

watercolor trio still life by Elise Engh: growcreative
watercolor california landscape by Elise Engh: growcreative

A couple of these have sold already (yea!) but the rest are still available in my SHOP.