Paulette Insall

reflecting colors of the soul

"When you engage with my paintings, my hope is that you will be brought into the present moment and you will see yourself in the work in some way...that it will open a conversation with your soul... "

knock on the noggin


A few weeks ago, I accidentally hit my head pretty hard {long story} and have been dealing with some symptoms of a mild concussion that have kept me from being able to spend time on the computer, phone, or participate in much (and for the first week, none) of my normal activities or forced me to slow down ALOT for a few weeks and I've learned some things about myself from the whole experience....had some real big epiphanies and such.

I am still taking it kinda slow (that first week was rough 'cause I so wanted to carry on normally, but physically and mentally was unable) and paying attention when my body starts to tell me to take a "time out". Being on the computer, iPhone, and watching TV still makes my head hurt if I do any of them for too long, so I'm limiting my time on those...especially the first two. :)

If you've tried to contact me over the past few weeks and didn't get a response this is why. I'm slowly re-entering things this week...including picking up my paintbrush for the first time in weeks....which I plan on doing tomorrow that my brain is finally starting to feel capable of forming coherent thoughts again. Lol!

Love y'all bunches!

After A Good Rain

You know that feeling when it has just stopped raining and the sun starts peeking out from behind the clouds...and the light just brightens up everything? Yeah, don't ya love that? Makes you appreciate the sunshine even more.

"After A Good Rain" acrylic + mixed media on 18" x 36" canvas Available for purchase here:

"After A Good Rain"
acrylic + mixed media on 18" x 36" canvas
Available for purchase here:

Make things beautiful

As you know, music is a big inspiration for my work.....I listen to music while I paint and the mood and melodies influence much of my work. This is a song I heard on the radio the other day and it has quickly become one of my faves. Ellie Holcomb has a gift for touching hearts with her music and she has indeed touched mine in a big way! I teared up as I listened to this song today, so if you have a sensitive heart like me, be prepared with some tissues.

Much love + xoxo 

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New digs + new art


If you haven't visited my site in a while, them you're in for a treat! I've completely redesigned it, so if you're reading this post in your blog reader, get on over to and check it out! :)

I've also been hard at work on my new abstract painting series and you can see all my finished pieces in the new online shop where you can now purchase paintings directly from my website with a credit card and it's all secure. I'm offering free shipping for a limited time to celebrate the new site, so I encourage you to grab any you love now and not wait.

Below are just a few of the pieces that are still in progress...there are many more, but I'll share them in another post. Lots going on in the studio right now and I'm learning so much about myself through the process....I learn new things each and every day! For instance, I have found that even though when I paint, or do almost anything for that matter, I produce a mess....but I don't function well in a messy space. Now, I don't like to clean ;) but I must in order to keep myself from getting stuck's like the mess around me creates a block....which has lead me to trying to keep my house in better order as well. Lots of purging going on here too! Gosh have we accumulated a lot of stuff! Lol! Okay, I'm gonna be quiet now so you can go look at the paintings.... :D


Hope y'all are havin' a wonderful Thursday! As for me, I'll be glad when the sun shows up again this weekend. Ready for some summer sun! :) 

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