Friday, August 22, 2014

Time Out Devotions and a Free Printable

I'm so happy to team up with Time Out with Becky Kopitzke. Becky offers beautiful and relevant devotions for mothers. When you subscribe to her devotional emails you will also receive a free 8"x10" downloadable printable of God's encouraging word from Isaiah 40:11 for your home. Subscribe here!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pray About Everything

I have had a lot of people connect so closely with this saying that I had on my Peace of Heart art print. I can understand why. We all worry too much don't we?

When I muster up enough strength to surrender control of circumstances in my life, and truly trust in God, there is always a sense of peace that follows. I know this peace doesn't come from me, I've tried to do it on my own too many times to know that doesn't work. But the peace that floods my hearts, and allows me to finally rest my mind and fall asleep at night, can only be explained by His supernatural gift to us. Thank you Lord! - that we don't have to handle all of this on our own.

Since this art touched many of your hearts, I wanted to offer a free download version for you to print, frame, and gift. It is 8"x10" in size and will fit a standard 8"x10" frame. 

The text is taken from Philippians 4: 6–7:
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Enjoy and peace be with you! :)


Monday, January 6, 2014

Free Printable on Faith

Happy New Year!

I hope you can use this free printable download as a reminder that God WILL provide for everything we need, and will always be by our side.

Have faith and have a beautiful New Year ~

{download here} 

This will fit in a 5" x 7" frame.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's a Keeper!

I have never been an artist who is comfortable putting my own artwork up in my home. I've always been my own worst critic. But today I wanted to see how one of my prints from etsy cropped when it was framed. 

I have to admit, it melted my own heart. It's staying right here in my office now. I guess that's what happens when I start doing artwork that really speaks to my heart, instead of always just doing art that I thought would sell, or just pay the bills.

I have been doing a lot more art lately that I would love to hang in my own home now because it makes me happy and inspired. I can't wait to share the inspiration ~

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Illustration Round-up

Happy Mother's Week! - We do get a whole week don't we? :) I've been so fortunate to meet some really talented illustrators this past year. What makes our relationship even more unique is that we can all relate to the challenges of being a creative entrepreneur and mothers all at the same time. That is really hard to find in traditional social circles (I'm not sure I would ever accidentally bump into another illustrator in my neck of the woods!) I say all that time, we are so blessed to be in a time where we can work at home if we wish, with our kids, maintain all our clients, and also be able to participate in a social community with others, who share similar career choices, through online networks.

Keep up the beautiful work ladies. For all the mamas out there, please be so very proud of your family you are raising, and the exhausting work it takes to keep it all together. <3

"Elephant Train" by 3 Bears Studio (Rachel Davidson)
Rachel's happy artwork always gets a smile out of me. She also has an Etsy shop {here}

by Jill Howarth Illustration
Jill is a master of sweet artwork and whimsical hand lettering.


by Beth Anne Maresca
Beth's illustrations are soft and sweet. Her adorable artwork for children is also for sale on Etsy {here}

"Little Ducklings Swim Class" by Yellow Doodle (Noopur Thakur)
Noopur is an experienced pattern designer who recently found her exceptional talent in children's illustration.

{How SWEET!}

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

nurturing creativity

Do you think creativity is more Nature or Nurture? I am careful with my daughter not to push any interests on her, but naturally she is exposed to a lot of creativity at home because I enjoy creating art and crafts. I was no Picasso when I was a kid but I do remember always tagging along with my mom as she prepared for craft shows. I was so fascinated with all of the different things you can create from nothing. I kept at it but still can't say my art stood out until well after I started my first job out of college. 

Maybe we have a little bit of it in our DNA but do you think it's mostly our environment growing up? If we don't continually pursue our creative curiosity, do we lose it?

Monday, March 25, 2013

inspiring sweetness

Mother_CopyrightMeganHagel by Megan Hagel Creative

I got to cuddle with two newborns this weekend. There is nothing more inspiring than sweet little ones. They shine the light again on what is important in the world, all the good, love and what we are all working so hard for :)

Congratulations to my old friend – there is something enchanting about seeing a long-time friend become a mommy. And congratulations to our family friend, on welcoming another little princess. I am so proud of the women in my life!

I am working on big ideas right now, many I can't share, but this is a little peek. Back to work for me, hopefully next time I check in it'll feel a little more like Spring around here!


Monday, March 4, 2013

musical talent

© Megan Hagel Creative by designsandworks
For this week's Illustration Friday's theme "Talent," I'm pulling up my energetic music class illustration. Do you remember how much playing music was when you didn't care who else was listening? :)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Millie Pleated Dress

Here is another fun and twirly dress project using my Spoonflower fabric. I used Millie White and Kitty Calico in Limeade for this pleated t-shirt dress with sash and hair clip. This is going to make a perfect Spring dress. This Minnesotan is ready for Spring! :)

and I have a new . . .


Visit my Facebook page right now to enter in my giveaway of 2 Fat Quarters of my fabrics! Good luck! I would love to see what people can create with these fabrics~