The Journey of Saying, "Yes"

Posted by Caitlin Shirock on

Work. Create. Dream.

If you follow me on Instagram, it’s no secret that I am absolutely obsessed with my new studio space. Yes, this momma did it - after eight years of working from home, I took the leap and said YES to a dedicated warehouse where I can work, create, and dream.

I find inspiration for my art all around me, but being in this space has unlocked new levels of creativity. I’m stepping into new realms and really focusing on creating more original art pieces. Paintings I’ve dreamt about creating inside my head for years are finally being put to canvas and becoming a reality. There’s something about saying, "YES" to yourself that’s so freeing. But friends, you and I both know, it doesn’t happen overnight.

Cash Color February Blog Post Image Row 1

embrace the messy journey

The journey of saying yes to this space, like all good journeys, has been messy. When I was younger, people would tell me: “Caitlin, paint now because once you have kids you’ll never be able to paint again.” Now that I have two kids, I’ve never painted MORE in my life.

Was it hard? Yes.

Did I have to be persistent to find time to create? Yes.

Were there times when I had to walk away from a painting to be with my kids? Absolutely.

But I always returned. I kept going.

Cash Color February Blog Post Image Row 2

I created from home for the past few years, knowing that I was being true to myself and following my dreams. And to now be able to get in my car, drive to a space that’s all my own, and create without distraction… It’s not lost on me what an amazing opportunity this is, and I’m so grateful.

perfectly imperfect hearts

I’m sharing this messy journey with you as February’s free downloadable artwork. I’ve loved drawing hearts ever since I was little, so when I set out to create love-inspired artwork for you in honor of Valentine’s Day, this beautiful, heart messiness emerged. The drips. The layers. The starts and the stops. They’re all part of creating something so perfectly imperfect. I hope that when you see this on your phone screen or your laptop, you’re reminded that, though your journey may be messy, it’s full of heart and passion.

Cash Color February Blog Post Image Row Free Download

So from my messy heart to yours: Don’t listen to the noise. Take your heart and passions seriously. Keep going.

With Love,

Caitlin Shirock Signature - Small

← Older Post Newer Post →

Blog

RSS

3 Tips for Decorating a Gender-Neutral Nursery

Putting together the nursery of your dreams can be one of the most exciting ways to prepare for the arrival of your little one... and it can also feel really overwhelming! Here are three areas of focus that helped me narrow down my ideas while I was decorating Geo and Ivy's nurseries.

READ MORE

Announcing the All-New Floral Collection

Introducing my new Botanical Floral print collection! You can place these pieces alone or arrange them together as a “bouquet,” so to speak. Each print comes in your choice of four neutral colors so you can mix and match them to suit your space.

READ MORE

Nashville Art Opening: WEHO Art Crawl Aug 6th!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 6th, to join me for one of my favorite Nashville events. The WEHO Art Crawl in the Wedgewood Houston neighborhood happens on the first Saturday of every month and I am so excited to join in on the fun!

READ MORE