Logo Designs

I've had the pleasure of doing some fun custom requests lately. One was creating a logo for an annual golf tournament in Minnesota. I usually give my customers around 8 design options to choose from. What was unique about this one was the group picked 3 of my designs to use on different media. I usually wouldn't suggest someone choosing more than one option for a business as you don't want people getting confused on what your brand is but being this wasn't a normal business different designs would work for them. I was glad they liked several of the options! :)
Here are the three chosen designs:
When purchasing one of my logos, you get several design files. One of the most important is the vector file, which is needed when taking designs to print shops. The vector file allows for clear printing at any size since vectors are made up of lines. This kind of file can also easily be used to make decals and other such media.
If you are interested in having a logo designed or have any questions, shoot me an email at enduringarts@gmail.com. I would be glad to work with you.


Easter Glimpse

Our Easter didn't go quite as planned due to a death on my husband's side of the family. But we were still blessed to have some good family time. We had misscheduled one of the events and didn't realize it until we were just going to leave the house so we decided to still go out and we ended up seeing the movie Heaven is for Real. I had read the book and Kaelyn had read the children's book. We didn't know how K would like it since it isn't an animated movie but we decided to risk it and take her with.

{image via google}
We rarely go to the theater. Seriously, like we're lucky if it's once or twice a year and it just worked out we were able to go twice this month! The movie turned out to be great! Kaelyn also really enjoyed it. When it was over she actually said it was her favorite movie, even better than Frozen, a movie she loves! When I asked her why she liked it better, she said in a "duh" kind of voice, "Because it talks about Heaven!" That made me smile. It was a wonderful start to our Easter weekend.

I didn't know if we would be dyeing Easter eggs this year, but Hubby insisted since K's heart was set on it, so he took care of that project.

She was one happy little girl!

Easter day was church and a wonderful family get together. Lots of yummy (& healthy) food, card games, an egg hunt and enjoying the heat! The weather was gorgeous! (Crazy to think we could get snow again tomorrow! Boo! But I will gladly take snow rather than the terrible tornadoes some people are getting.)
And here is a random shot from a couple nights ago that I thought was so cute...
drawing time with dad. ♥

Hope you have a wonderful week!


A Beautiful Love

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and celebrated the most perfect love. Yes, Jesus's love for us is beautiful and perfect. His dying for our sins and rising again is truly amazing! I am so thankful the Holy Spirit will forever be with us if we allow it. His command to us, 

"Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12

In a world of sin, that command isn't so easy to do. We can try our best but His love is perfect.

Life has been a bit of a whirlwind around here lately but hopefully in the next few days I can get a few photos posted from our Easter festivities.


Natural Cleaners & Sticky Residue

I haven't bought a cleaning solution in years. Instead I make my own. It is so much better than using toxic chemicals and it's cheaper too. What do you need? Just baking soda, vinegar and water for an all purpose cleaner. Simple. I use it for cleaning everything. I did have my first problem with the solution when taking some old stickers off my daughters four wheeler. First layer came off fine, but there was a nasty residue that just didn't want to come off. I was determined to get it off naturally. The missing ingredient was coconut oil. Yep, sprayed on my all purpose cleaner then I put on some organic unrefined coconut oil (it has so many awesome uses!) and was able to scrape the old stickers off a lot easier! Yay!

{rubbed coconut oil on top of the sticker after it had been sprayed with the all purpose solution}
The four wheeler looks so much better without the outdated stickers. We were able to sell it at a children's sale for triple the amount we paid for it plus made extra money that was donated to the Children's Miracle Network. Awesome! It is so much fun finding great deals and making things look better for a small amount of money. I probably see too much potential in things sometimes. My husband thinks I need to downsize. Hmmm. Guess I should flip a few more things.

Back to the natural cleaners. With Kaelyn back in doors lately due to cooler temps, I found stickers being put where they really shouldn't be. And of course they are the STICKY stickers. The kind where only the top layer comes off. Urrr. Was not happy to see it on the door and window. We've had a number of them on the fridge. Kaelyn learned her lesson when I told her she had to take them off and she struggled for a long time. Out came the all purpose solution with baking soda, vinegar and water and it took care of the problem easily.

Yay for no more stickers! Boo for the snow that came. That's South Dakota weather for you.
Drastic temp changes.
Last week as I had posted, Wednesday did turn out to be a gorgeous day. 77!

Five days later...
34 degrees (that wasn't the low of the day) and it is snowing. Quite a bit more snow came today. Shucks. So looking forward to the warm weather sticking around for awhile. The one thing I want to stick!!! :)

I don't really measure the ingredients for the cleaning solution but it is close to this if you want to make your own:
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup baking soda
fill the rest of a spray bottle with water

*try adding coconut oil for removing tough sticky residue


God is Good...


{image via google}
We were given the opportunity to see God's Not Dead last night. (Thanks mom and dad!) It was filled with great points about faith and evolution. I encourage all believers and non-believers to go see the movie if you get the chance. During the beginning I was thinking it was rather depressing and didn't really see why people thought the movie was so great. But the depressing part came from the people who didn't believe. They have no hope for the future and many are just plain evil... not thinking of anyone but themselves and their own happiness. It just seems to me that life with God is so much brighter, even if you are going through something bad, you at least have hope for better things to come; the living word is filled with encouragement and direction.
Have you seen the movie? If so what are your thoughts about it?


Spirit {art prints}

Hello all! Looks like we are blessed with another beautiful day. :)
The weather forecast for tomorrow is above 75! I sure hope they are right.
{Spirit Horse Art Print}
Just wanted to share that prints of "Spirit" are now available in the shop. I cropped off the pink painted portion from the original mixed media piece (shown here) so it would go with anyone's decor. Just in case pink isn't your color; not sure why that would be. Ha, ha!

Hope you have a wonderful day!


Good in the Ordinary

There is something wonderful about good, ordinary days. That is how I would describe our weekend. We didn't do anything all that exciting, yet it was a very good weekend.
Kaelyn and I did more experimenting in the kitchen and the results were all good. One creation was a gluten, dairy, egg, and nightshade free pizza. It had been over a year since I've had a pizza due to our allergies/intolerances and last week I was really wanting pizza so decided to experiment and create my own that would work for all of us. It turned out surprisingly good and Kaelyn requested we make another, so we did. :)

Saturday was painting group. K was a little under the weather but woke up Sunday morning saying she wanted to go to church. :) The weather was GORGEOUS so after church we all spent time outside enjoying the warmth. No jackets and almost all the snow is gone. Yay! The snowstorm that was supposed to hit last Thursday and dump 6-8 inches missed us!
 So we had fun outside with Cal!

Hoping this week goes just as well.


Shine {New Art Prints!}

Last year it seemed my body was just in survival mode. I did not feel creative. All I wanted was to feel better. Although I got a few fine art projects accomplished, no new graphic designs were created for the shop. This year is different. Sure I've had some ups and downs with my health, but my creativity has returned. That makes me happy. My mind is bursting with ideas and plans on what I want to accomplish this year. Now to work in the time to get it all completed...

I've had a "shine" design idea in my head for awhile now and when one of my bible study groups decided to work through Philippians I saw my Bible bookmarked with the shine verse and knew I couldn't put it off any longer. I worked hard on this design. I seriously created over 50 roughs before I was happy with one. And here is the finished piece:
{Girl's Shine Like Stars Art Print available HERE}

For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. 
Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, 
in which you shine like stars in the universe. ~ Philippians 2:13-15

Everyone has the ability to do good in this world. We each have a special talent/ability that was given to us from God. It is up to us to do what God has placed on our heart. I believe that when we follow our heart we start to shine from the inside out. I hope this art print will be a positive reminder to everyone who reads it to do good and "shine". Even if other people don't see us shining from what we do, God will and that is all that matters.
{Shine Like Stars in the Universe in seafoam green available HERE}

A simpler version of the shine print that would work for all ages. It would be cute in a boy's or girl's nursery.

Another newish print from this year that came about from a custom request...
{Boy's Christian Word Art Prayer in earth tones}

 A few different color options are available in the shop.

{Grace of God Boy's Christian Art Print in teal available HERE}

Hope you like the new designs. Some new products and fine art are in the works! :)