Friday, September 2, 2016

Hello Fall!


The new Pen & Paint Fall items are in the shop! These cards are definitely my favorite. I stepped out of my creative comfort zone and tried new things, and I'm so excited about all the new pieces you'll find. You can see all the newest seasonal items here.
Also, it's Labor Day weekend so enjoy 25% off in the shop through 9/5 with the code LABORDAY25.
Happy Fall y'all ;)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Free September Desktop & Wallpaper - Fall Leaves

Hello September! I'm not going to lie, I have been anxiously awaiting this month and the arrival of Fall. I'm ready for cooler temps, a trip to the pumpkin patch, and of course bright beautiful leaves. 

This month's free desktop background and wallpaper are inspired by all those beautiful Fall leaves. 

To download the phone wallpaper simply save the image to your phone/tablet.



To download the desktop background you can go here and save the image. Once you have saved the image you can set it as your background through your system preferences (desktop/screensaver)/control panel (appearance/personalizaiton).
I hope you have a wonderful September! Be sure to visit back tomorrow when all the Fall prints and cards hit the shop.
*As with all my freebies, please remember these are for personal use only for you to enjoy. Please link back and credit. Thanks!*


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Back to School - Free Lunchbox notes printable


School is back in session (or almost) and I've created these colorful lunchbox notes for you. Print, cut, and write a note. Sweet and simple. There are eight notes to a page, one of each color. Print HERE.


These could also be used for name tags or for notes of encouragement in the classroom. I'd love to see what you come up with. 


You can also find last's year's free back-to-school printable here "getting to know my teacher" and "getting to know you".
Do you need a back-to-school teacher gift? My friend Jaime and I have put together this fun gift. It includes a 5x7 print and matching planner clip. Also you can check out these other great teacher gift ideas in the shop.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

FREE August Desktop/Phone Wallpaper - Pineapples


Oh hello August (a day late)! I think I'm in a bit of denial that it's August already. This summer feels like it has just flown by, so I'm hanging on to it with some sunny pineapples.


To download the phone wallpaper simply save the image to your phone.
To download the desktop background you can go here and save the image. Once you have saved the image you can set it as your background through your system preferences (desktop/screensaver)/control panel (appearance/personalizaiton).
I hope the rest of your summer is sunny and sweet!
*As with all my freebies, please remember these are for personal use only for you to enjoy. Please link back and credit. Thanks!*

Friday, July 1, 2016

FREE July Desktop/Phone Wallpaper

Pen & Paint black and white handlettered calendar
Oh hello July! I hope you are soaking up sunshine and enjoying your summer days, preferably by the water. This month's FREE illustrated desktop and wallpaper are funky, fun flamingos.


To download the phone wallpaper simply save the image to your phone.
To download the desktop background you can go here and save the image. Once you have saved the image you can set it as your background through your system preferences (desktop/screensaver)/control panel (appearance/personalizaiton).
I hope your summer is a splash ;)
*As with all my freebies, please remember these are for personal use only for you to enjoy. Please link back and credit. Thanks!*

Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy Summer + 25% off!

It's the first official day of Summer. Let's celebrate with a sale! Today only (6/20/16) use the code SUMMER for 25% off your #shop_penandpaint order plus you'll receive this FREE patriotic print!

Friday, June 10, 2016

a few things on friday 6.10.16


1. Summer is in full swing around these parts. Last weekend the boys put up a lemonade stand and this week we spent lots of time swimming in our little pool. I have a feeling this summer is going to be a good one.
2. Speaking of summer, yesterday I shared a free color-able Summer Bucket List. Print and color and enjoy your sunny days.
3. A couple of weeks ago I was on a podcast! If you want to hear my very southern accent you can listen to my interview with Annie and Chris on From the Front Porch. Annie is the owner of The Bookshelf in Thomasville, Georgia. It's the cutest bookstore and they now carry Pen & Paint!

4. In May I had the honor of having my work represented for the second year at Surtex by Jewel Branding. Pen & Paint now has artwork on rugs, bedding, party napkins, coloring books, throw pillows, wall art & canvases, greeting cards, note card sets, art pots, and so much more!
5. Also in May I celebrated my 7th year on Etsy. Seven years y'all. The first three years were filled with hand-painted canvases of Paint Me A Picture and enjoying a handmade hobby. The last four years have been filled with so much hard work, so much learning, and so much drawing! Pen & Paint has evolved into our family business, and I'm so grateful to be on this journey of creating and sharing my artwork with others.
6. Baby Jane has pretty much taken over the Pen & Paint Studio. She turned one in April, is walking now (send help), and is into everything. Envelopes are her favorite (maybe a future in stationery like her mama?). Jane is definitely the cutest, unhelpful shop assistant around.

7. "Beauty in the Bible" Volume 2 is now available in a premium edition. This adult coloring book I created with Paige Tate Coloring is filled with uplifting scripture and now comes with perforated pages with thicker paper and 5x7 bonus coloring pages!
8. This summer I have some fun new products planned so be on the lookout. I'll be sure to share on InstagramFacebook, and through the Pen & Paint Newsletter
I think that's all for now. Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

FREE coloring page - Summer Bucket List


Whether Summer break has already begun for you or you are counting the days for school to be out, I've created a color-able Summer Bucket List to help you kick off the sunny days.
Choose your favorite markers/crayons/colored pencils, write down all the fun plans you have in the blank bucket, and create a colorful list for summer break.


Some things on our Summer Bucket List are:
-make homemade ice cream
-grow our own watermelon (it's growing and about the size of a softball)
-hike to see a waterfall (done, we went to Amicolala Falls)
-stick our toes in the sand and swim in the Gulf of Mexico
-have a water balloon fight
-can tomatoes from our garden (we've already done a small batch)
-make a chalk art mural
What do you have on your Summer Bucket List?
You can print/download your FREE color-able Summer Bucket List here. Be sure to share with@pen_and_paint #color_penandpaint. I look forward to seeing what you have planned this Summer! Also, if you're a subscriber to the Pen & Paint newsletter be on the lookout for an email tomorrow with another fun free coloring page... there might be Popsicles ;)


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

FREE June Desktop and Phone Wallpaper Download


Well hello there June.
I'm excited Summer is right around the corner. We have plans for a slow relaxing summer of swimming, ice pops, and lots of watermelon.

To kick of summer you can download this FREE Pen & Paint watermelon illustration for your desktop and phone wallpaper.


To download the phone wallpaper simply save the image to your phone.
To download the desktop background you can go here and save the image. Once you have saved the image you can set it as your background through your system preferences (desktop/screensaver)/control panel (appearance/personalizaiton).

I hope you have a sweet & fun-filled summer!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Flowers Forever - and a FREE lock screen


I've started something every day called #20minutecreativity. I allow myself 20 minutes to create something just for fun. Today I wanted to play around with flowers from our garden and I found the perfect background with some fun wrapping paper I had stashed away. I think next time I'll draw flowers and add real ones in as well. 
I'm considering creating a monthly challenge so others can join along and share what they are creating each day. I'll be sure to share here when I do.
You can download this image to use as a fun lock screen by right clicking on it and saving.
Happy Friday!