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Hi Friends! Thanks for reading my blog!

In case you were wondering, here is a little bit about me, the creator of Grow Creative.

  • My name is Elise and I'm a stay-at-home wife, mother, artist, crafter, crocheter, and an occasionally decent cook, although I don't really like cooking much. 
  • I grew up in a tiny Northeastern Arizona town which, still to this day, does not have any stoplights! I currently live in Utah with my husband and son.
  • I have a degree in Art Education, but I don't teach currently- at least not in a public school.  I get my son involved in art when I can and I send my art tutorials out into the world through this blog.  That counts as teaching right?
  • I have loved creating beautiful things all my life and have always been drawn to color.  I'm always thinking about art or color or some other craftiness in some form. It's one of my many passions.
  • I am a major car accident survivor and no stranger to pain.  I can't begin to write all the blessings and trials and miracles that have happened since, but I'll just say that I have a reason to be on this earth and I'm a much better person for having gone through all that pain.
  • Recently I have also been challenged with infertility- a problem I never thought I would have. I was diagnosed with Severe Endometriosis and have been told that it's not likely for me to ever conceive naturally again.  This is a huge heartbreak for our family, but our faith in the Savior and the love of family and friends have seen us through so far.  We're not giving up yet!

I call this little space "Grow Creative" because it documents my creative journey through the world of visual arts and crafts.  I've had this little blog up for four years now and I've grown as an artist, crafter, and blogger in so many ways :)  I hope to inspire and help you readers grow in your own creativity as well.



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Email:  growcreativeart@gmail.com

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  1. I love your blog because it is how i love to live everyday ( with creativity) I dont know you but i felt proud of you just by reading this post. Love, matin from Iran

  2. I so admire your positive attitude and your faith. I used to find a lot of joy in creating art, but since becoming a mom...I just don't make the time. You have inspired me to try again! Thank you!

  3. Hi Elise, I'm Isabelle from Belgium, Europe. I'm 44, couldn't have children, but have a lovely partner with two girls. My grand parents were photographer and painter. As their work always impressed me, I never dare to create anything. I found you via Pinterest, than followed you on Facebook under my nick name 'Fée ce qu'elle aime ' which means 'Does as a fairy what she loves'. I'm atheist and of course open to any kind to philosphy. I of course heard about mormon but what you hear is not always reality. Sawing your block, I just realised that with simple techniques I could create amazing things. This is thanks to you. THANK YOU !

    1. Good to meet you Isabelle! I'm glad my tutorials are helping you and I hope they give you the courage to try and paint! That's why I keep blogging- to help others realize that they can do more than they think they can. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. Hi Elise! Well, I'm not american (sorry if I wrote something wrong) and I just wanted to say that I loved your design work! I love everything about watercolor (even if I don't know how to do it) and I'm really in love if your job! I'm really impressed how latter-day saint women (north americans) are so genius and telented in everything! I'm brazilian and a latter-day saint too and I hope, someday to be so talented and genius in art stuffs (and everything) as you are. Thanks for your example! xoxo.

    1. Rebeca,
      I'm so glad to meet another latter day saint from another country! Thank you so much for your kind comments. I paint and create as a way to stay happy in life and I only hope others find happiness in it too. I'm sure you are more talented than you realize- thank you for your example of kindness!