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

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. 

Spring Art Sale: 20% Off all Art

Introducing the latest sale at Elise Engh Watercolors!

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!

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

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!  

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.