I’m a Minted Artist!

I’m a Minted Artist!

I’m so excited that I am now a Minted Artist! I won an Editor’s Choice award in the West Elm Art on The Big Stage competition with my fine art photograph, “amber waves of grain.”

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There were so many wonderful artists in the competition. 6223 submissions. I am proud and honored to be in such good company.

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I can’t wait to share my minted store with you once it’s ready! I will be filling it with: fine art photographs,watercolor art prints, encouraging notecards, stationary, inspirational art, journals, and more!

 

You will be able to purchase my art and photographs at any size you want and you can even select from a variety of wonderful frames: including rustic barn wood, modern white or black frames, and more!

Here’s the full list of Editor’s Picks!

 

Minted Editors’ Picks
These pieces will be sold online at minted.com

Sentinels, Alaric Magno A. Yanos (First-time Winner)
ruined Pontiac, Alaric Magno A. Yanos (First-time Winner)
Semicolon, Alex Isaacs Designs
Disinhibition, Alex Isaacs Designs
Abstract watercolor, Alexandra Dzh
Colorful waves, Alexandra Dzh
Open for breakfast, Alice Lo (First-time Winner)
Winter Horse, ALICIA BOCK (First-time Winner)
Tropic, ALICIA BOCK (First-time Winner)
Night Falls, ALICIA BOCK (First-time Winner)
Summer Haze #1, ALICIA BOCK (First-time Winner)
A Summer Tale, ALICIA BOCK (First-time Winner)
Bridges Of New York #9, ALICIA BOCK (First-time Winner)
Bridges Of New York #8, ALICIA BOCK (First-time Winner)
Bohemian Spring, ALICIA BOCK (First-time Winner)
Two Boats, ALICIA BOCK (First-time Winner)
Living-Large, Alicia Youngken
Gather & Gaze, Alicia Youngken
Cascade Harbor, Alison Jerry Designs
Opal Kind of Day, Alison Jerry Designs
Deep Dive, Alison Jerry Designs
SouthBeach 1A, Alison Jerry Designs
Coral Tide, Alison Jerry Designs
In Monte Carlo, Alison Jerry Designs
Rolling Vines, Amanda Phelps (First-time Winner)
Marin Glow, Amanda Phelps (First-time Winner)
amber waves of grain, Amber Bartek (First-time Winner) <—<<< *Me!
Uncle Pumblechuck, Amy Carroll
Nelly Dean, Amy Carroll
Annie Moffat, Amy Carroll
Franz + Ferdinand, Amy Carroll
Heathcliff + Lockwood, Amy Carroll
Rocinante, Amy Carroll
sun bathing leaves, amy chapman braun (First-time Winner)
Winter Birches, Amy Hall
Summer Birches, Amy Hall
Winter Walk, Amy Hall
More Than This, Amy Moen
Girl in Stripes, Amy Mullen (First-time Winner)
View from the Window, Amy Stevenson Wilson (First-time Winner)
Washed Out I-25, Amy Stevenson Wilson (First-time Winner)
Sea Through, Andria Brooke Dameron (First-time Winner)
Shadow Palm, Andria Brooke Dameron (First-time Winner)
Guiding Lights, Angela Ellis (First-time Winner)
Pushing Through, Angela Simeone
In A Dream, Angela Thompson
Daze, Angela Thompson
Foggy mountain, Aniko Levai (First-time Winner)
Down the Street, Annie Montgomery
The Neighborhood, Annie Montgomery
Indigo Surfer at Sunset, Annie Seaton
Frost 3, Ardell McLennan
Advection, Ariel Scholten (First-time Winner)
RABAT, Austin Wyeth (First-time Winner)
Havana Rushhour, Ayenia Nour (First-time Winner)
Decadent Beauty, Ayenia Nour (First-time Winner)
Cactus Garden, Baumbirdy
llama, Baumbirdy
Agate, Baumbirdy
baby llama, Baumbirdy
black cow, Baumbirdy
Sky Suite 2, Becky Kisabeth Gibbs
Sky Suite 1, Becky Kisabeth Gibbs
Layers of green, Bethania Lima
Skip Waves, Bethania Lima
Possibilities, Bethania Lima
Part of the fun 1, Bethania Lima
Telling a story, Bethania Lima
Alternative Paths, Bethania Lima
All those lovely memories, Bethania Lima
Part of the fun 4, Bethania Lima
Zooming In, Bethania Lima
Plainful, Bethania Lima
Unspoken Conversation, Bethany Berghoff (First-time Winner)
Blessed, Brendan T Kelly (First-time Winner)
When You Dream, Brendan T Kelly (First-time Winner)
Squares and Lines, Brian Collins
The Runaway, Briana Grace (First-time Winner)
Owl Motel #1, Brooke Bristow (First-time Winner)
Owl Motel #3, Brooke Bristow (First-time Winner)
Sand Dunes, Cade Cahalan
Caked 2, Calais Le Coq
Bank Bar, Calais Le Coq
left arching, Carol Fazio
take flight, Carol Fazio
in the clouds, Carol Fazio
Buck, Carole Shepardson (First-time Winner)
Fancy Palms, CaroleeXpressions
A classic, Caroline Mint
The city evening, Caroline Mint
People’s Struggles, Caroline Mint
Montamartre, Caroline Mint
Glittery and Romantic, Caroline Mint
Colorful Paris, Caroline Mint
Calls that never happened, Caroline Mint
Pink Facades, Caroline Mint
One of many beauties, Caroline Mint
The Chiton, Caryn Owen
Curacao, Caryn Owen
Melting Glacier, Caryn Owen
Sunset at the Beach, cassie adams (First-time Winner)
Violet Towers, cassie adams (First-time Winner)
Sunset Forest, cassie adams (First-time Winner)
Sunset Headlights, cassie adams (First-time Winner)
Velodrome, Catherine Culvenor
Black 03, Catilustre
Black 01, Catilustre
The White Horse, Charée Balm (First-time Winner)
Togetherness, Christina Flowers
We live here, Claudia Orengo
I’m watching you, Claudia Orengo
March, Clementine Studio (First-time Winner)
Softly Falling, Colby Zeiser (First-time Winner)
Blue Horizon, Colleen E (First-time Winner)
eagle feather, Corinne Aelbers
Look Up, Courtney Crane
Cover Up, David Dugoncevic (First-time Winner)
Red no.2, David Dugoncevic (First-time Winner)
Geometric Color, David Dugoncevic (First-time Winner)
Just one more wave, Dawn Smith
Grass Lines, Deana Clement (First-time Winner)
Bands of Sun, Sand and Sky, Deborah Velasquez
Modern Stem No. 3 on Orange Spice, Deborah Velasquez
Unity, Deborah Velasquez
Canyon, Demi and Olive
Anemone, Denise Wong
Drawing 469 – Draped Figure, Derek overfield
Hay Bales, Elan Alvarez Sherman (First-time Winner)
Colorful fan 2, Eliane Lamb
Strong-willed, Eliane Lamb
Succulent in Blue, Elisabeth Larson (First-time Winner)
Sea Urchin, Elisabeth Larson (First-time Winner)
Italian Hillside, Elisabeth Larson (First-time Winner)
Two Percent Milk, Elliot Stokes
Clothespins 2, Elliot Stokes
Moths, Emilie Simpson
Pacific North Fog, Emily Coey
Big Apple Blur, Emily Coey
Influx, Eric Ransom (First-time Winner)
Minimalist Sunset in Amsterdam, Erica Connolly (First-time Winner)
Bright Bougainvillea, Erica Connolly (First-time Winner)
Minimalist’s View of the Brooklynn Bridge, Erica Connolly (First-time Winner)
Pink Hawaiian, Erica Connolly (First-time Winner)
Pink Palm, Erin Beutel
Gold Dust Night, Erin Colson (First-time Winner)
El Capitan, Erin Deegan
Pinks and Greens, Erin McCluskey Wheeler (First-time Winner)
Open Crazy Late, Erin McManness
Balboa Park, Ester M Nersisyan
50 shades of grey, Estie (First-time Winner)
Peonies by the night, FARIDA ZAMAN (First-time Winner)
Matisse Florals, FARIDA ZAMAN (First-time Winner)
Bloom on rain, FERNANDA MARTINEZ (First-time Winner)
Pink foliage, FERNANDA MARTINEZ (First-time Winner)
Modern Vase #1, Field and Sky
Geo Point, Field and Sky
Modern Vase #2, Field and Sky
At Lucie’s Table, Francesca Iannaccone (First-time Winner)
And I waited there, Francesca Iannaccone (First-time Winner)
Invited, Francesca Iannaccone (First-time Winner)
Associate 2, Francesca Iannaccone (First-time Winner)
They Flew At Night, Francesca Iannaccone (First-time Winner)
Associate 1, Francesca Iannaccone (First-time Winner)
Canal, Fred Bedat (First-time Winner)
Evening in Greece, Gabrial Reising
hold my hand, Gabriela Klafke
walk this WAY, Gail Schechter
Palm Tree Abstract, Gaucho Works
Love Letters, Gina Marie Paulson (First-time Winner)
Aligned, Giulia Doyle
Flower Water Vase, gloria blatt (First-time Winner)
Sweep, Grace Kreinbrink
Pacifica, Hadas Tal (First-time Winner)
Fonte Mourisca, Heather Deffense
Ballerup, Heather Deffense
Abstract Mountain II, Hilary Hahn
Beside Myself, Ilana Greenberg
Serendipity, Ilana Greenberg
Mountains by Moonlight, Jamie Lollback (First-time Winner)
Hotel, Jamie Lollback (First-time Winner)
Indigo 1, Jan Kessel
Floating, Jenifer B (First-time Winner)
Urban Sky, Jennette Romney
Quiet Poplars, Jenni Kupelian
Sitting Still, Jennifer Daily
Blushing Bog, Jennifer Squires (First-time Winner)
Breathless, Jenny Partrite
Shibui 3, Jenny Phillips
Shibui 2, Jenny Phillips
Upward, Jess Franks
The Bigger Picture, Jess Franks
Tea in the Fog, jessi gilbert
Iced Lake, jessi gilbert
White Aspens, Jessica Cardelucci Nugent
Bewilder, Jessica Cardelucci Nugent
Diverge, Jessica Cardelucci Nugent
Mystify, Jessica Cardelucci Nugent
Dusk in Phnom Penh, Jessica Niles DeHoff (First-time Winner)
Rock Flowers, Jessica Santos (First-time Winner)
Road Less Traveled, Jessie Steury
Buenos Aires, Jill Pauli (First-time Winner)
Twig- Solitude 01, jinseikou
Moonlight, Joel Dameron (First-time Winner)
Yesterday, Jonathan Brooks
Brown Leaf Study #1, Jonathan Brooks
Tahitian Pearl No. 3, Julia Contacessi
Enchantment No. 1, Julia Contacessi
Old World, Julia Contacessi
Tangled Blue, Julia Contacessi
Golden rain, Juliana Zimmermann
Think Pink, Juliana Zimmermann
The boy and the sea, Juliano Lamb (First-time Winner)
Skyscape – Kapiti Island, Justine Elliott
Hidden Paths, Kaitie Bryant
The General, Kaitie Bryant
Birds in Flight, Kaitie Bryant
Brooklyn, Kaitlin Rebesco
Tamarindo, Kaitlin Rebesco
Pedernales I, Kaitlin Rebesco
lux abstracta 844, Kamala Nahas
Palm 3, Kamala Nahas
Palm 2, Kamala Nahas
lux abstracta 732, Kamala Nahas
Painted Canyon 1, Kamala Nahas
lux abstracta 660, Kamala Nahas
Painted Canyon 3, Kamala Nahas
Mark No. 5, Kara Schlabaugh
Mark No. 2, Kara Schlabaugh
Spring Print, Kara Schlabaugh
Mark No. 3 `, Kara Schlabaugh
Mirage, Karen Kardatzke (First-time Winner)
evening reflection, Kate Ahn
LA Palms, Kate Baird
Reflections in Paris, Kate Baird
Desert Signs, Kate Baird
Stairway to Samothrace, Kate Baird
Whitman, Katherine Jury

 

Be sure to come follow along on Instagram and facebook!

 

And if you want to learn about how to take soulful photographs + express yourself through creative writing + seek the light through photo activities and photo walks with guided themes and self-care activities, then join the next class – illuminate: the art of soulful photography!

Did I mention we have a special private Facebook group to share our work in, get feedback, make friends, and build a creative community together?! 🙂

You also get a lovely pdf workbook that you can print out and journal in.

If you’re a Minted Artist – you can take 33% off the class investment!!

And take 20% off if you are a Mama! 🙂 My gift to you all!

Just email me and ask for the Minted or Mama special!

 

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Featured Artist at Brave Girls Club + Fine Art Photography Featured at Holley Gerth!

Fine Art Photography ~ just listed on Etsy!

Just listed new fine art photographs in the cloud9designstudio etsy shop. Click here to see them!

I added lots of new photographs to the etsy shop today. Flowers, butterflies, rocking chairs, antique log cabins and more. I will add some more soon.

In other news, I am so excited that the Brave Girls Club featured my “Hope Is The Thing With Wings” painting the other day in their awesome “A Little Birdie Told Me” Daily Truths newsletter. See the feature here. Cloud9 Design Studio was the featured Artist of the Day. Thanks Melody & Kathy! 🙂

Brave Girls Club Featured Artist of The Day - Cloud9 Design Studio

Brave Girls Club Featured Artist of The Day – Cloud9 Design Studio

And if you love hope-filled emails sent to you daily – then sign up for the wonderful Daily Truths here. You’ll love the daily inspiration in your inbox.

If you haven’t heard of Brave Girls Club, check them out here. They offer lots of wonderful creative, artsy ecourses.  I have taken 2 of them and I always love the journaling exercises and creative projects.

And my photograph “The Promise” was recently featured over at Holley Gerth’s amazing blog. And my “Sunlight Through The Trees” photograph was featured on her blog right here. Thanks Holley! 🙂

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The Promise – fine art photograph by cloud9desisgnstudio on etsy

She has a super book called: You’re Already Amazing: Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be and her newest book really sets out to help us live out our our God-given passions: You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You. I love what Holley is doing. She is such an encourager and her words are so filled with hope.

Enjoy your Easter weekend! 🙂