Huge announcement time: you're invited to my first ever GALLERY show!! On October 6th from 6-8, I'll be in Charlottesville, VA celebrating the opening: a selection of ~20 of my favorite framed & matted Paris fine art pieces will be on display (and for sale!) at a boutique and I could not be more ecstatic! Matt & I would be SO thrilled to see you there! More information on the blog today (and check my stories today for a few sneak previews of some of the pieces I chose!) #abbygraceineurope
I knew today was going to be amazing (anything involving these two is guaranteed to be a good time), but I don't think anyone could have been fully prepared; this stunningly classic pair, pink Himalayan sea salt escort cards, marble & metallics galore. @gritandgraceinc slayed HARD. @sweetrootvillage @hairandmakeupbyclaudine @occasionscaterers @bttrcrmbakeshop @lhcalligraphy @socialsupplyevents #tradetomcquade
There's a full recap of our first France workshop, @thesignatureatelier, on the blog! Use the link in profile for a full BTS view into what our week in Paris looked like with our 10 amazing attendees! Think: an inviting French home, dinners al fresco, watercolor lessons in the garden, sunrise at the Eiffel Tower and more 🇫🇷😍 #thesignatureatelier
That top hat + kicked out foot makes these two all the more precious 😍 @smevents #abbygraceweddings
One of those hidden courtyards that I love stumbling upon- just beyond a pair of large double doors, visible only to residents (and those of us with a sense of adventure/nerve). #abbygraceineurope
Have you ever received one of those messages that makes you think oh they DEFINITELY sent this to the wrong person? - Yeah. That was me when I got @jennakutcher's note asking if I'd be up for being interviewed for the @goaldiggerpodcast, but sure enough it was NOT a mistake, and she and I had a blast talking through all things inbox-related! How to limit the time you spend there, how to manage the expectations of your amazing clients, SYSTEMIZING your inbox, and more! - I'd be so, SO honored if you'd give it a listen (in the car, at your desk, in a box, with a fox, etc.)- there's a link in my profile to make it easy, and you can also find it on iTunes on the @goaldiggerpodcast channel, Episode #80. - Once you've tuned in, leave a comment and let me know what you thought!!
I remember being in elementary school and wanting SO BADLY to be good at art, but no matter how hard I tried, I could never produce anything as pretty as that token 6th grader who can pick up a blunt Crayola crayon and create a masterpiece rivaling that of DaVinci. So annoying. - A couple of years ago, on the precipice of a HUGE winter storm, and with the anticipation of being stuck inside for the whole weekend with 2+ feet of snow, Matt and I dashed to Michael's as the first flakes began to fall so that I could purchase a basic set of watercolors, a few paint brushes, and some paper. And that's when I realized that I honestly didn't care how good my paintings were- I fell in love with the process, and the calming REST I found in putting a paintbrush to paper. - So imagine my delight when my talented watercolor artist friend @simplyjessicamarie told me she was releasing a brand new set of courses aimed at people like me!! The #SJMArtSchool opened last week and I'm head over heels in love- I took the Watercolor Florals class and it's truly brilliant. I love that Jessica walks you through not just how to paint the final product, but the fundamental brush strokes & blending techniques involved as well! My watercolors have gone from doodles to recognizable depictions of the flowers I love most, so I can my favorite blooms long after they've wilted. - Class registration closes on Sunday, 9/10, so hop on over to the link in @simplyjessicamarie's profile and join me! We're already having so much fun!
150 points if you can catch me! I made those wings myself (and if you look closely, you'll see I open at the close written upon my shirt), and got SO excited whenever someone recognized me a Golden Snitch. Best day EVER! △⃒⃘ ⚯͛ #19yearslater