Amanda Spence @allthingsnewartanddesign

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Practicing contentment and thanksgiving...
Today I’m grateful for sunlight on a chilly day, the camellias (my favorite) budding outside the window, a quiet minute to journal, and my beautiful new desk my hubby put together. 
What are you grateful for today? .
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Practicing contentment and thanksgiving... Today I’m grateful for sunlight on a chilly day, the camellias (my favorite) budding outside the window, a quiet minute to journal, and my beautiful new desk my hubby put together. What are you grateful for today? . . . . . . #journaling #journals #journalgirl #journalcover #journaladdict #journaleveryday #journaldaily #artjournal #artjournaling #travelersnotebook #writeyourstory #wordsonthepage #penandpaper #fountainpen #writeeveryday #writedaily #chicsparrow #artist #createdtocreate #christianartist #createeveryday #createdaily #livecreatively #creativelife #artistlife #dailygratitude #contentmentandthanksgiving

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Anyone remember that hunk of wood I purchased way back in May? Well, what was once the old balcony of the Maguire Theater, is now a beautiful stack of handmade frames. You can see these reclaimed beauties framing originals by yours truly all December long at @artsofthealbemarle . I’m so honored to be a featured artist,  and I can’t wait to take them back “home” to the Lowry-Chesson building. .
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#abstractart #abstractartist #artist #artistoninstagram #artdaily #arteveryday #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #mixedmediaartist #createdtocreate #christianartist #createeveryday #createdaily #livecreatively #creativelife #reclaimedwood #reclaimedwoodframe #preservinghistory #downtownelizabethcity #downtownecity

Anyone remember that hunk of wood I purchased way back in May? Well, what was once the old balcony of the Maguire Theater, is now a beautiful stack of handmade frames. You can see these reclaimed beauties framing originals by yours truly all December long at @artsofthealbemarle . I’m so honored to be a featured artist, and I can’t wait to take them back “home” to the Lowry-Chesson building. . . . . #abstractart #abstractartist #artist #artistoninstagram #artdaily #arteveryday #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #mixedmediaartist #createdtocreate #christianartist #createeveryday #createdaily #livecreatively #creativelife #reclaimedwood #reclaimedwoodframe #preservinghistory #downtownelizabethcity #downtownecity

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Happy Monday! We made it to school on time, and everyone had breakfast, combed their hair, and brushed their teeth. The house is quiet, and after the dishes are done, I’m going to paint my heart out. Ask me on Wednesday if I’m still feeling this motivated. 😂 Until then, I’m celebrating the small victories and getting stuff done while I can. .
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#artstudio #studioviews #mycreativespace #abstractart #abstractartist #abstractflorals #greyscale #artist #artistoninstagram #artdaily #arteveryday #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #mixedmediaartist #createdtocreate #christianartist #createeveryday #createdaily #livecreatively #creativelife #mycreativelife

Happy Monday! We made it to school on time, and everyone had breakfast, combed their hair, and brushed their teeth. The house is quiet, and after the dishes are done, I’m going to paint my heart out. Ask me on Wednesday if I’m still feeling this motivated. 😂 Until then, I’m celebrating the small victories and getting stuff done while I can. . . . . . . #artstudio #studioviews #mycreativespace #abstractart #abstractartist #abstractflorals #greyscale #artist #artistoninstagram #artdaily #arteveryday #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #mixedmediaartist #createdtocreate #christianartist #createeveryday #createdaily #livecreatively #creativelife #mycreativelife

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Fall has finally arrived in North Carolina. It’s chilly and overcast outside, but there are plenty of flowers to keep me company in the studio. 😁
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#abstractart #abstractartist #abstractflorals #mixedmediaartist #createdtocreate #christianartist #createeveryday #createdaily #livelifecreatively #creativelife #studioview #artstudio #mycreativespace #ipreview @preview.app

Fall has finally arrived in North Carolina. It’s chilly and overcast outside, but there are plenty of flowers to keep me company in the studio. 😁 . . . . . . #abstractart #abstractartist #abstractflorals #mixedmediaartist #createdtocreate #christianartist #createeveryday #createdaily #livelifecreatively #creativelife #studioview #artstudio #mycreativespace #ipreview @preview.app

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This week I have questioned EVERY SINGLE pencil mark and brush stroke. Insecurity and doubt have been heavy. Yesterday, I walked through the gallery where I will have my first show in December. Immediately, I got a lump in my throat and a pit in my stomach. I’m so grateful, but so nervous. ⠀⠀
Today I’m concentrating on breathing slowly and remembering why I started painting in the first place. It has never been about an audience. It has always been about the process of making. .
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#artstudio #studioviews #mycreativespace #abstractart #abstractartist #artjournal #artjournaling #artist #artistoninstagram #artdaily #arteveryday #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #mixedmediaartist #createdtocreate #christianartist #createeveryday #createdaily #livecreatively #creativelife

This week I have questioned EVERY SINGLE pencil mark and brush stroke. Insecurity and doubt have been heavy. Yesterday, I walked through the gallery where I will have my first show in December. Immediately, I got a lump in my throat and a pit in my stomach. I’m so grateful, but so nervous. ⠀⠀ Today I’m concentrating on breathing slowly and remembering why I started painting in the first place. It has never been about an audience. It has always been about the process of making. . . . . . . #artstudio #studioviews #mycreativespace #abstractart #abstractartist #artjournal #artjournaling #artist #artistoninstagram #artdaily #arteveryday #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #mixedmediaartist #createdtocreate #christianartist #createeveryday #createdaily #livecreatively #creativelife

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Morning light...
The sunshine is still holding on, but what’s left of hurricane Michael is headed this way. Praying for everyone in Florida and everyone else in the path. Can we all agree that Mother Nature just needs to cancel the rest of this hurricane season? .
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#enoughisenough #nomorehurricanes #calmbeforethestorm #peacebestill #artstudio #studioviews #mycreativespace #abstractart #abstractartist #artjournal #artjournaling #artist #artistoninstagram #artdaily #arteveryday #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #mixedmediaartist #createdtocreate #christianartist #createeveryday #createdaily #livecreatively #creativelife #mycreativelife

Morning light... The sunshine is still holding on, but what’s left of hurricane Michael is headed this way. Praying for everyone in Florida and everyone else in the path. Can we all agree that Mother Nature just needs to cancel the rest of this hurricane season? . . . . ⠀⠀ #enoughisenough #nomorehurricanes #calmbeforethestorm #peacebestill #artstudio #studioviews #mycreativespace #abstractart #abstractartist #artjournal #artjournaling #artist #artistoninstagram #artdaily #arteveryday #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #mixedmediaartist #createdtocreate #christianartist #createeveryday #createdaily #livecreatively #creativelife #mycreativelife

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I’m so grateful to finally be back in my studio today after what felt like a week and a half of uncertainty, fear, and chaos. My wildlings had their first full day back to school yesterday, and all of the flooding has gone down around town. We were so blessed to have very minor tidal flooding after the storm. I’m still in awe that a storm that hit almost 200 miles south of us still flooded our area. My heart breaks for many that are still dealing with the aftermath. While my life returns to the normal routine, many are learning a new normal as life will never be the same. Please continue to pray for the Carolinas. Flood waters are still high in places and some people are still trying to get back to see what is left of their homes and towns. #carolinastrong #prayforthecarolinas

I’m so grateful to finally be back in my studio today after what felt like a week and a half of uncertainty, fear, and chaos. My wildlings had their first full day back to school yesterday, and all of the flooding has gone down around town. We were so blessed to have very minor tidal flooding after the storm. I’m still in awe that a storm that hit almost 200 miles south of us still flooded our area. My heart breaks for many that are still dealing with the aftermath. While my life returns to the normal routine, many are learning a new normal as life will never be the same. Please continue to pray for the Carolinas. Flood waters are still high in places and some people are still trying to get back to see what is left of their homes and towns. #carolinastrong #prayforthecarolinas

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