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It’s been a long journey from there to here.

You may remember at the beginning of winter, when I posted this epic shot:

This shoot is something that had been living in my mind for SO long.

When childhood friend and epic creative Amanda Dunn and I started chatting one day, I knew she would bring my vision to life x 1000. She definitely did just that, and I’m so pumped to share these with you.

So much has changed in my business since I started, and this shoot signifies an important piece for me.

I have a vision of bringing purpose-driven women together to lift each other, support each other, to share in each other’s personal uprising.

 

The energy that day was amazing, and has caused ripples that continue to grow.

There is much to come on the horizon, a shit-ton of writing that I’ve been stacking up that fear has been preventing me from publishing. But this is the year. The year of the rising female. And I want nothing more than to lift as many women as possible toward maximizing their potential.

I’m working on building an intimate space for my fellow purpose-driven sisters, so keep your eye on this spot for details in the near future <3

 

You’ll be seeing the beautiful results of this shoot over the coming weeks and you can check out a few more on my Home and About pages for now and you can SHOP LEGGINGS here.

So gratefully,

Emily <3

 
 

Emily is an Artist, entrepreneur, and ambitious introvert who had to rethink her career plans when she married a military man.  She wrote Permission Granted to lift other purpose-driven women up on the journey to creating their ideal lives. 

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bound : the piece + the story

nature art, mountain art, panoramic painting

 

This piece. Where do I even begin. It has been living and breathing in my mind for so long now, I can’t believe it’s finally in physical form.

I took the picture (the one at the top of this post) that inspired this piece when we were home in NW Montana for our best friend’s wedding in August of 2012.

Lake Koocanusa – or the Rez if you’re local – is one of the most magical places on earth.

 

And I’ve seen some epic nature on these travels.

When I witnessed the unexplainable beauty of Norway, I understood why our ancestors settled here. Nothing else they had seen across the North American continent would have come close to the beauty of their motherland, until they reached the mighty peaks and water bodies of NW Montana.

It took me a long time to realize how fortunate I was to grow up in such unspoiled surroundings.

Luckily for me, it has imprinted my soul and is the root of my inspiration.

 

This scene; lolling on a boat in the middle of the lake, dusk approaching, total silence but the water gently lapping at the boat and a few happy birds singing to each other…this is bliss.

Those moments of joy, peace, gratitude and oneness with nature.

Remembering that we ARE nature and we are OF nature.

 

Those are the moments I paint.

Completing and sharing this particular piece with you feels like coming full circle.

I left my hometown thinking that my dream of being a full time artist would never actually happen. To pursue other things because I was meant to do other things.

But it just happened in a different way than I thought it would. And what an incredible journey it’s been so far.

This piece is culmination, it is ancestry, it is home, and it is gratitude in painting form.

 

Cheers to you, my sweet Montana. You are cherished and appreciated <3

Now it’s time to share the love.

 

Scroll down to the comments and tell me about the most in-tune with nature you’ve ever felt.

Share a pic and tell me a story about that place in nature that you feel immense love for.

And if you’re into it, why not embody that place in a magical painting?

 

Click here to learn how to commission your own original, personal work of nature art.

 

 

Do you want first look at all the new work before it leaves the studio?

You do?

Sweet. I would love to show you!

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Love and gratitude,

Emily <3