Current Thoughts

Well it officially feels like fall. It’s so chilly in the morning it’s hard to know what to put on myself and the kids. I celebrated my Birthday last week and I think my family and friends know me well. I received tea, beer, and several pairs of beautiful earrings. No complaints here. I’ve been waking up earlier every morning, 6:00 makes me feel like I’m getting older as I’m ready for bed by 9:30.

I just finished a collection of paintings on linen that are available in my shop in case you didn’t know. Neutral colours with a touch of gold leaf. Shipping is included in NA, shop them here.

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I’m excited about some fun collaborations that are happening in the next few months. I can’t tell you much, but I was designing Christmas Ornaments for The Campbell Collective in July. A modern take on bells in collage form…you’ll just have to wait to see them.

I find lots of inspiration for colours and patterns online and screenshot a lot of images. Here are a few I used as inspiration for my Colour Studies. There are a handful available now in my shop.

Design by Rosie Assoulin

Design by Rosie Assoulin

Photo via Vogue Magazine.

Photo via Vogue Magazine.

How lovely is this linen matte & frame! My painting living its best life all styled up.

How lovely is this linen matte & frame! My painting living its best life all styled up.

I read this quote below the other day and I really connected with it. Last weekend we went to the beach for the last time before the girls started school. I came home and felt like trying something new, so out of my comfort zone. I have never painted portraits or landscapes not even for fun. It’s not my style I’ve always thought, there has never been a desire to attempt any of either subject.

I sat at my dining table paint brush in hand and was totally into mixing colours, creating texture and painting landscapes!!! I have been doing it all week and I don’t actually hate any of them. Usually when it comes to experimenting there is some awkward moments where things just look like garbage and you think you are wasting your time. Well I have these feelings, maybe you never have.

I haven’t painted anything that felt so natural to me in a while. It is also really nice to paint loosely and more abstract. My last three collections have been precise lines and shapes. I needed a change and I think I’ve found it. I’ll share some progress shots soon on IG, and if you want to be the first to know when they hit my shop sign up to the newsletter.

Design and text by Morgan Harper Nichols

Design and text by Morgan Harper Nichols

Our rescue dog Biggie has been with our family for a year now which is hard to believe. He is the best! I’m very happy that he was chosen us to live with us, he makes me smile.

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Have a great weekend, I’m off to work.