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Hi, I’m Emily

My name was supposed to be something very 1978 like Erica or Jessica, but when my theatrical grandmother arrived at the hospital to meet her newest granddaughter, she looked upon me with my single loop of red hair and exclaimed, “How’s my little Emily Anne?!”.  And that’s how I got my name.

It’s fitting, really. Emily means ‘diligent worker’ and I like that about me: I am a hard worker.

What’s not so great about being a person who expertly checks things off a list is that I can get tangled up pretty easily in thinking my effort and accomplishments and successes and failures are what define me. So tangled, in fact, that I spent the second half of my 30’s desperately trying to get untangled.

Here’s what I’ve discovered: we don’t have to diligently work to prove our worth. As we move from self-reliant striving to surrendered trust in God, He is gentle and faithful to renew us into who we truly are so we can live from a place of love, identity, belonging and purpose instead of searching for it. This is abundant life and I want it more than anything. 

My deepest hope is that whatever I do – whether at home as a mom, laundry-doer and expert chocolate chip cookie maker, or in my work writing, illustrating and putting things on the internet – that I shine a light on the beauty, goodness and truth all around us so that we might see who God is and who we truly are just a little clearer. 

31 illustrated scripture cards for daily faith

Fill your mind with beauty and truth with this set of Scripture cards.

Display throughout your home for a pretty way to point to Jesus. Use them as daily or weekly truth to commit to memory. Share them as encouragement with a friend.

Details:
– 31 Card Set
– 4″ x 4″
– Printed on 120lb superfine paper
– Original watercolor artwork by Emily Lex

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Watercolor Workbook

Practice your painting with a delightful watercolor workbook. Included are 10 beginner-friendly animals with examples to reference, simple instructions, and sketches ready for you to paint directly on the page. Perfect for adults and kids!

Details:
– 23 pages, spiral bound
– professionally printed on thick art paper
– 7″ x 9″
– Original watercolor artwork + sketches by Emily Lex

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creative classes

Add delight to your day with online classes

 

the daily sketch

A year of daily art practice using everyday objects as inspiration

 

DELIGHTFUL ENCOURAGEMENT FOR YOUR WEEK

the newsletter

Included each week:

  • lovely links to good, true and beautiful things to read, listen to and watch
  • behind the scenes peeks from the studio
  • free phone wallpaper 

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