I am excited to be able to share with you a hand-drawn daffodil illustration that is available for you to print for free! For those of you that complete this coloring page, please share it with me by tagging me on Instagram @lauren.runyan.designs. I would love to see your work! (more…)
Words are powerful. They can provide comfort, hope and encouragement. The power of words is what makes hand lettering such a satisfying art form. It enables you to visually capture the essence of a word or phrase. While drawing and painting have been a part of my life ever since I can remember, recently I have fallen in love with the art of lettering. Lettering is simply “the art of drawing letters.” Hand lettering can be done with watercolor, pen, marker etc.
If you are interested in exploring this beautiful art form, or if you are a beginner, this post will get you set for all you will need to get started and provide you with the resources needed to begin on the right track. (more…)
It is hard to believe we are already in to the month of December! Yet here we are, and for many of us, we have lots of gift wrapping and Christmas parties to attend throughout the next few weeks. Each year I like to take a little extra time wrapping a few gifts to make them look special. Of course, I don’t do this for any of my kids since they open their gifts in 2 seconds. 🙂 One way I like to make a gift look pretty and extra special is to have a handmade looking gift tag on top. So today I am going to show you how to create a few different DIY watercolor gift tags. Here are the materials you will need. (more…)
Hey Everyone! I want to let you all know of an exciting project I have been working on for a little while now. I recently was asked to do a guest post for Dawn Nicole Designs and today it is going live! It is a tutorial for a DIY Watercolor Dahlia and there is even a free printable available! You can grab your free printable here and use it as a coloring page, or print it out on watercolor paper to create your own watercolor.
Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
Today I want to show you how to make a quick and easy fall centerpiece that will literally take you 5 minutes or less. Here are the materials you will need and you may already have some of them lying around your house! (more…)
Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the cooler temperatures, hay rides, the smell of pumpkin spice, and most of all the gorgeous fall colors! Since the changing colors on the trees only last a short time, I have created a way to bring those colors into my home by putting together my own fall centerpiece. If you haven’t noticed, it is quite expensive to buy floral arrangements, whether they are real or artificial. By creating your own fall centerpiece you can save money and say “Hey, I made that!” Here are the materials you will need.
I recently celebrated my wedding anniversary and thought that this year I would make my own card for my husband. I love working with watercolors, and wanted to make something special but within one sitting. Of course, my 5 year old daughter wanted to make one as well:) Here are the materials we used.