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summer colors & a leap of faith

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*all these pieces will be up for grabs!
My show is Thursday and I cannot wait!! If you havent bought a ticket yet, I would love to see you/ meet you!!!!
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Another thing I have been excited to share with you all is that Christopher and I are taking two big leaps of faith this month. It seems like we are always taking big risks to follow what we believe God is telling us to do…it is always just as scary though! The first one is we have rented out a new A Little Artsy space and are reopening our studio! If you have no idea what that is here is a video of me talking about the business Chris & I started!


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We temporarily closed our first location when Ainsleigh was on the way. We just needed to re.think our cost structure, find people that we could hire for various positions and all together ask God what His plans were for the studio. This business is a ministry for us and we always want to have open hands with it. 

So we have taken a leap of faith, in hopes that after a year off…kids will come back! 
If you are in the DFW area, we offer kid’s classes, adult classes, adult art nights, birthday parties, private lessons and mommy & me classes! Our other leap of faith will be in a post coming soon :)!

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August 8, 2011

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  1. Alyss

    August 8th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Yay! Double congrats! Wish I could go see your show. Those pieces are amazing.

  2. Shannon LaBare

    August 8th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    i love your heart behind your studio. I pray that all the little kinks will be worked out and that you'll thrive on this venture!

  3. naomi:

    August 8th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Yay! I so wish I lived close enough to attend your show! The art looks beautiful, Casey 🙂
    And hooray for getting the studio back into business! Again, I wish I was closer to be a part of it! I'm sure He will bless your work (can't wait to hear how it comes along!)
    xo

  4. tahnie

    August 8th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Everything is GORGEOUS and inspirational. so beautiful! I am so happy for your new bundle to arrive…lately I have been struggling with the reality that I will not be able to give Little Miss S a sibling and it breaks my heart, BUT it is so refreshing to see someone like you, who truly treasures their babies!

    Much love and many blessing to you dear girl!

    xo.

  5. Shelly

    August 8th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Casey
    Your art work is beautiful and amazing. I am so impressed with your talents. Wow! Are any of those pieces for sale in your shop or are they all for the show? I am going to try and make it to the show, but I'm not 100% about that.

  6. highheels2flipflops

    August 8th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    GOOD LUCK Casey! I know it will all work out and be a success. You are such a sweet person and it is going to come back to you ten fold!
    XOXO

  7. Jessi

    August 8th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Oooooh. Can't wait to hear more about the new space!! Yay!

  8. Amy Lynne

    August 8th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    This is so good! I can tell you both love the studio very much. Families in Dallas are very lucky!

  9. Jess

    August 8th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    awesome… wish we were in the area!! good luck with it all!!!

  10. Amanda

    August 8th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    yay! good luck with everything!! xoxo

  11. Leilani @ Soleil Selene

    August 8th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I'm so happy that you are able to re-open your studio! So glad things are going well for you and your adorable family…Congrats!

  12. Genevieve

    August 8th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I wish you all the best with the reopening of A Little Artsy. Your video shows how important it is for children & adults to be able to express themselves through art.

  13. Kristy

    August 8th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Congrats girlie!! I so wish that we didn't live 2 hours away, or I would totally have my kids in a little artsy!!
    XOXO

  14. Douglas

    August 8th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    How much fun will your show be! Tears that I don't live closer… 🙁 And you're totally going to have a baby..hurry up and give us details! I'm dying here. 😛 Blessings, as always. Marissa

  15. Jamie @ charmingly ordinary

    August 8th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Casey! I so wish I could come meet you at your show! So exciting. Can't wait to hear more! XO.

  16. andi

    August 9th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    what a beautiful film– i was teared up the whole time. thank you for sharing your heart and love for kids. as a teacher, this so struck a nerve for me too! praying for your next steps in life~

  17. Elise Davis

    August 9th, 2011 at 12:28 am

    count Elle and I on being in there this fall/winter!!!! So proud of you all!!!!!! Lots of Hugs and Love!
    XoXo

  18. Amanda Thompson

    August 9th, 2011 at 12:32 am

    So excited for you – the show, the shop, and the baby!!! I don't know if you'll remember this, but one night while you and Chris were working to open the first shop..around Christmastime, I walked by with my parents and with Trent — do you remember? Anyways, I'll always remember that night because it was the night I actually introduced Trent to my parents…less than a month into dating! I'm continually inspired by you – your life and Trent always knows who I'm talking about when I mention you because of that night! Super excited y'all get to re-open!! Blessings friend =)

  19. The Duty's

    August 9th, 2011 at 12:35 am

    AH i love them all! my husband would love the one of the texas flag! and i love the ballerina one! i wish we i could go to your show and support you!!

  20. Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box

    August 9th, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Whoohooo! yea for a little artsy! 🙂 🙂 can't wait to hear what the other leap of faith is! 🙂

  21. LittleBlueFeather

    August 9th, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I sent this video to my cousin in Celina TX that has a two year old little girl 🙂 I wish we had something like this where I live. Congratulations on the reopen and I hope you art show goes well!

    Michelle
    LittleBlueFeathers.blogspot.com

  22. Katie

    August 9th, 2011 at 12:50 am

    praying for you! it's all coming together!

    http://breatheandhush.blogspot.com/

  23. Amy Marable

    August 9th, 2011 at 1:15 am

    i'm so excited about the studio opening up!!! yay!!!

  24. Jeannette & Brandt

    August 9th, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Casey, I love your blog. You are such an inspiration to me and my family. I have two beautiful little girls that I love to death and my husband and I have been praying about when to have number three, which will hopefully be soon! I am so excited for you and I think it is great that you include God in everything you do. You're a great momma and there isn't a better person to bring these little spirits into the world than you! So congrats! By the way, I am new to your blog, but I am just curious how close your first two children are? Mine are 14 months and 3 weeks apart but I wouldn't have it any other way…I love it!!

  25. Anonymous

    August 9th, 2011 at 2:02 am

    I have faith that whatever you and your family do will be amazing. You guys are such strong amazing people that only good things will come your way.
    http://www.awesomely-awkward.com

  26. Andrea

    August 9th, 2011 at 2:12 am

    A Little Artsy seems like such a wonderful and unique ministry. I'm excited that you all are able to start this up again. We're praying for your family and your ventures.

  27. Andrea

    August 9th, 2011 at 2:14 am

    A Little Artsy seems like such a wonderful and unique ministry. I'm so glad you are getting the opportunity to begin it again. We are praying for your family and your ventures.

  28. Anonymous

    August 9th, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Wow. I've just been following your blog for about a week, but that video got me. Especially when you yourself got emotional, I was fighting the tears.
    I think your business is amazing, wonderful, inspirational and moving. I love what you're doing for children and I love your means of doing it.
    I hope everything works out so that you may continue with this project. I can't wait to see this all play out for you.
    I wish you the best of luck and will definitely keep it in my prayers.

  29. Jordan Marie

    August 9th, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Wow! So amazing! I just want to roll around in all those vibrant paint colors! Wish I were closer, so I could attend the show!
    Have fun!
    <3xojo

  30. Chelsea.Rose

    August 9th, 2011 at 2:32 am

    I wish I could be there!!! I'd LOVE to buy one of these to have in my home. Your art is beautiful Casey! And if we were anywhere near there, we'd be signed up for classes at A Little Artsy!! I DO have friends in that area though, so you bet I am spreading the word!!! Much love.

  31. katie

    August 9th, 2011 at 3:02 am

    So excited to see where God leads you with the studio!

  32. Jennifer

    August 9th, 2011 at 3:31 am

    I seriously wish you guys the best. Following God isn't easy, but it is so rewarding! I pray it flourishes!

  33. dana @ wonder forest

    August 9th, 2011 at 3:31 am

    beautiful video that was!!! best of luck to you too!
    xox dana
    thewonderforest.com

  34. Maureen Polderman

    August 9th, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Your artwork is so beautiful…UhMazing! Congratulations on the re-opening too!

    http://paigefiftyone.blogspot.com

  35. Anonymous

    August 9th, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Totally surrendering and trusting God is hard when you don't know what the future holds! Just remember, you're in good hands! :0)

    Your art is gorgeous.

  36. Lindsay @ Delighted Momma

    August 9th, 2011 at 4:19 am

    You are so amazing..and are so inspiring! What you are doing is changing so many lives for the better.

  37. c.

    August 9th, 2011 at 4:37 am

    absolutely beautiful.
    i loved the video! (=

  38. Misislau

    August 9th, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Congratulations Casey!!! I will wish their the best and the most successful!!!

    X

    http://misislau.blogspot.com/

  39. ...

    August 9th, 2011 at 8:16 am

    You are inspirational, I wish you the very best. God has big plans for you, I'm sure! XO

  40. Bonnie Widmaier

    August 9th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    so inspiring. one day that is my dream to have a studio like that. congrats on following your dreams and Gods leading even when it is tough. i have been following you for a little while now and it is awesome to see God at work in your lives.

  41. melifaif

    August 9th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I am in Houston, but I have friends in the DFW area….I will definitely give them the heads up! Prayers for a successful venture. Many blessings….

  42. Alyssa Rae

    August 9th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I wish so much that I could go!

  43. Stephanie Griffioen

    August 9th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I can't believe I've been following your blog and had no idea you were from the DFW area. I already have plans for this Thursday night or I totally would have wanted to check it out! Your faith really inspires and encourages me – it's so refreshing to hear from someone stepping out in faith and taking chances, trusting God despite circumstances.

  44. Lacey

    August 9th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Hi Casey,
    Ive recently starting following you're blog but since I'm not the most active blogger I rarely comment. But after that video, I had to tell you that I think what you and Chris are doing is amazing. Your studio is going to change kids lives for the better. You are so passionate about what you love and that will rub off on others. Keep changing lives! God bless A Little Artsy.

  45. Visible Voice

    August 10th, 2011 at 2:59 am

    If I lived close….I'd be there with my baby and my almost four year old with BELLS on! I'm so sad I can't partake of your talents.

    beautiful video.

  46. Alison

    August 10th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Good for you for pursuing your art! Good luck with your new venture!!

    Alison 🙂

  47. Laura

    August 10th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    i love your art…and the aqua colors speak to me!! good luck with your show, i hope it is a great success AND best of luck with the studio too, i hope it takes off!!

  48. Cory

    August 11th, 2011 at 5:00 am

    I loved that little video about your place for art. I hope that it becomes just as magical as it once was. And I have to say that it was really cool to see your eyes, and face with out the shades on, or the make up, although you look great with it on too ( I LOVE eye make up myself)… I feel like in that video I saw a glimpse of YOU. 🙂 Very cool.

  49. Peggy

    August 11th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    How exciting! We have friends who have just moved to DFW and I think she would really enjoy stopping by once you are up and running!! Once you have the location and hours up I will most definitely pass it one to them. I'll be praying for your leaps of faith!!

  50. Mri

    August 11th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    This is wonderful…
    I can't describe how you made me feel. You made me cry.
    It's one of the most beautiful things you can do and it's so great to see how much time you put in it to be there for these kids and help them express themselves and just make them happy. I love you guys.

  51. Shon

    August 12th, 2011 at 4:12 am

    Praying that your show was AWESOME!! Thinking about you and hope that you are feeling better.

  52. Nicole

    August 13th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    i'm so thankful i found your blog. . . so inspiring.
    this post sparked my conversation with Hubs about what dreams we want to pursue. thanks for being an encouragment. blessings on your leaps of faith. God will honor that.

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