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Hi Friends! Thanks for reading my blog.
In case you were wondering, here is a little bit about me:

I'm an artist:
Watercolor is my main thing right now.   I love how expressive that medium is and I'm always thinking of new ways to use it.  I have lots and lots of watercolor tutorials up on this blog so far and will have many more to come!

Recently, I've started blogging for Craftsy as well.  I post watercolor tutorials, painting ideas, and roundups at the Craftsy Painting Blog.

As far as art abilities go, I'm a believer in practicing.  As a former art teacher, I believe that everyone has a little bit of an artist in them somewhere :)

I'm an amateur photographer:
Photography is one way I stay grateful and happy!  As I've worked to overcome health problems over the years, I've made it a habit to go out and take pictures of whatever beauty I can find. I practice seeing the beauty in the world and it has healed my soul. Every time I go out with my camera and try to see the good it has blessed my life, lifted my spirits, and helped me to know God is really there. Thank goodness for the invention of the digital camera! My life would not be the same without adventures with my family and my camera.

I am a crocheter:
I learned to crochet from my grandmother when I was 12 and then picked it up again as a stay-at-home-mom.  I love this form of sewing!  It's incredibly relaxing and helps me unwind. Plus I love making pretty things for my home.

I'm a wife and mother:
-Married to a smarty-pants computer dude who also loves to cook (lucky me!) 
-Mother to one awesomely fun seven-year-old who wants to be exactly like his Dad when he grows up! We have lots of adventures together and it's a good life.

Being a mother is the best job I have ever had.  I am unable to have more children of my own and I cherish the time I have with my son, my nieces, and nephews much more because of that fact. Children are a beautiful gift!

Currently we are working to become qualified to adopt more children. It's a daunting process, but we know it is the right path for us.

I was diagnosed with severe Endometriosis a few years ago and then had to make the heartbreaking decision to have a hysterectomy, to choose my health over continuing to try for more children.  We dream of adopting more children to fill our hearts and home!

I'm a Mormon:
My religion is my life.  I believe in God and I know He cares about all of us.  I don't have answers for all the questions in life, like why He allows bad things to happen to us, but I know He loves us infinitely and completely. He can help us overcome any struggle in our lives and heal any heartbreak.

-I'm not perfect, but I believe in trying. I know we get credit for trying even if we don't succeed all at once.

-We try really hard to keep our lives clean. It makes us happy and keeps us safe.  True freedom is having choices in life. We feel much more free when we choose to live and see the good in the world.

If you have questions about my blog, tutorials, copyrights, or even personal stuff or my religion, please send me a note!

Contact Info:

Email:  elise.engh3@gmail.com

Instagram: elise_engh

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  1. I love your blog because it is how i love to live everyday ( with creativity) I dont know you but i felt proud of you just by reading this post. Love, matin from Iran

  2. I so admire your positive attitude and your faith. I used to find a lot of joy in creating art, but since becoming a mom...I just don't make the time. You have inspired me to try again! Thank you!

  3. Hi Elise, I'm Isabelle from Belgium, Europe. I'm 44, couldn't have children, but have a lovely partner with two girls. My grand parents were photographer and painter. As their work always impressed me, I never dare to create anything. I found you via Pinterest, than followed you on Facebook under my nick name 'Fée ce qu'elle aime ' which means 'Does as a fairy what she loves'. I'm atheist and of course open to any kind to philosphy. I of course heard about mormon but what you hear is not always reality. Sawing your block, I just realised that with simple techniques I could create amazing things. This is thanks to you. THANK YOU !

    1. Good to meet you Isabelle! I'm glad my tutorials are helping you and I hope they give you the courage to try and paint! That's why I keep blogging- to help others realize that they can do more than they think they can. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. Hi Elise! Well, I'm not american (sorry if I wrote something wrong) and I just wanted to say that I loved your design work! I love everything about watercolor (even if I don't know how to do it) and I'm really in love if your job! I'm really impressed how latter-day saint women (north americans) are so genius and telented in everything! I'm brazilian and a latter-day saint too and I hope, someday to be so talented and genius in art stuffs (and everything) as you are. Thanks for your example! xoxo.

    1. Rebeca,
      I'm so glad to meet another latter day saint from another country! Thank you so much for your kind comments. I paint and create as a way to stay happy in life and I only hope others find happiness in it too. I'm sure you are more talented than you realize- thank you for your example of kindness!



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