Lupita Dreams of Wings

About the Series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings as the illustrations for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your…

First 10 Paintings – Wild Plums Book

This is a big day for me. I’ve finally finished the first 10 paintings for my new book. Wow – it was a fun journey to get this far. Only 10 more to go for my full set of 20 paintings. About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing…

Living Room – Wild Plums

The next painting in my “Growing Wild Plums” series.Lupita and Mavi in the Living Room in Winter.By Emily Lupita ©️ 2020 About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings as…

Sledding Hill – painting redo

About the “Growing Wild Plums” series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings as the illustrations for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist…

Wild Plums – Rainbow

Lupita & Mavi Encounter a Rainbow“Growing Wild Plums” series 2020By Emily Lupita About the “Growing Wild Plums” series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings as the illustrations for the book. Thank…

Rainbow Sketch – Growing Wild Plums

About the “Growing Wild Plums” series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings as the illustrations for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist…

Des Moines Botanical Garden

This is one of my favorites! It’s a beautiful memory I have of going to the Des Moines Botanical Garden when I was little. We didn’t go very many places, so this was a real treat. The big glass dome filled with incredible plants and flowers was like a wonderland. I think part of my…

Third Painting In-Progress: “Painting at the Table”

My series continues with the third painting now in-progress. It started as a sketch from my memory of using my mom’s art supplies to paint at our big table in the dining room. Then I made several new sketches and came up with the final dimensions. Here I’m adding in my Lupita character at the…

Second Painting Finished

I’m so happy to have finished the second painting in my new Iowa Childhood series. Here I am with my brothers and our dogs and cat in the hammock under our twin pear trees. 🍐 🌳 🌳 🍐 About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in…

Art Grant for New Book Project

It’s an exciting day! I’ve received a Community Art Gathering Grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The grant is to create my newest children’s book – about growing up off the grid in rural Iowa. I’m filled with gratitude to have this opportunity. The book will have a series of…

About Artist Emily Lupita

🌟 Hello! I’m Emily Lupita. Thank you for reading my blog & joining me on my journey of art & discovery. Artist & Author Bio Emily Lupita is an award-winning Mexican-American artist & author working out of her studio at The Hummingbird House. She paints, writes & illustrates books, and designs jewelry & surface patterns from…

The Local Exchange – A Magical Place

I love stopping by my favorite shop on the Marietta Square. I got to sit for a moment with my paintings, pillow, and prints. 🌸💕🌸 And…saw my books! Yay! If you’re in the Atlanta area, be sure to check out The Local Exchange…such a magical place! 🌟 emily lupita owner, Emily Lupita Studio http://www.EmilyLupitaStudio.com

New Lupita Painting – The first in about a year

✨ Life is a mystery. People we love get sick and we are overwhelmed with sorrow. Then there are these beautiful moments of joy…where the gorgeous sunrise awakens our spirit and the waves bring us beautiful shells to hold in our hands. We each have our own way of expressing and exploring this duality of…

New “Birds in Boots” Book In Progress

I’ve been working on the concept and sketches for my next book for almost a year now. I’m finally at a point where I have something ready to share…exciting! Yay! Birds in Boots is starting to come together and will feature a whole family of birds all wearing fabulous boots. This is the first book I’ve written…

New Book Published – Wonderful You

New Book Published – Wonderful You I’m happy to share that my new book, Wonderful You, has been published. Hurray! Thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy and helped support my artwork. Both of my books are now available in my Etsy Shop and also on Amazon here and here. You can also pick up a…

Big News! New Art Book – Kickstarter in October

Wonderful You! –  A New Book by Emily Lupita I’ve got big news! I have a new book full of my Lupita watercolor paintings called, “Wonderful You!” It’s a book of art & encouragement with uplifting quotes and joyful colors to brighten your day. I would love for you to consider backing my Kickstarter project during…