Hello! I’m Rachel.

“Sell your expertise and you have a limited repertoire. Sell your ignorance and you have an unlimited repertoire. He was selling his ignorance and his desire to learn about a subject.

The journey of not knowing to knowing was his work.” – Richard Saul Wurman on Charles Eames, the architect and painter.

Hello and welcome to my little bit of space on the internet! A brief description of myself is the following:

-Lover of Jesus and wife to this guy I’m in love with.


-Chronic over-sharer. (I have very gracious friends)

-Dancer, singer. In a very loose sense.

-Artist, writer. Currently painting lots of watercolors, making ink drawings, art journaling, found poetry, zines, illustration.

-I speak German sometimes.

The purpose of this blog is for me to get better at what I’m doing and do it in front of people. Hopefully sharing what I’m learning will help you get better at what you’re doing too. Maybe that’s ambitious but it is what I hope will happen. I’m committed to learning and to learning in front of others.

The types of things you see here will be pretty random but intimately connected to my artistic process. Which is usually a mess. But I’ve chosen to embrace the mess. Things like:

-Morning Pages snippets (my stream of consciousness writing)

-Drawings and paintings from the week

-Creativity notes and quotes

-Research on things I’m learning

-Currently reading

-Favorite discoveries of the week/month

-Studio life notes

-Project updates

I’m hoping to use this space on the inter webs as an “incubator for ideas not fully formed” (I got that phrase from somewhere-it’s not mine). Incubator meaning a place where my ideas can sit and get warmed up enough to hatch into a real thing.

Thank you so much for visiting and I sincerely hope you find this blog interesting and even just a little inspiring!

Please come connect with me on Instagram–a lot more of my process goes there daily and I’d love to hang out with you! Find me @rachelloftis.

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso