NouvelleMere

Watercolor Handlettering and Faith Based Home Decor

Derby, Kansas | 625 Sales

NouvelleMere

Watercolor Handlettering and Faith Based Home Decor

Derby, Kansas 625 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (142)

Announcement   Handpainted & inspired original artwork. New items added often, custom designs made on request.

My artwork is dubbed as Inspired because I lean so heavily on God when it is painted. Often I don't know what picture I'm painting until it takes shape under His careful direction. It is such an amazing humbling experience. 'Less of me, more of You, Lord' is my prayer each time. See the about page for more of the story! I would love for you to read how God is working.

This shop enables me to stay at home with our three boys and little girl. We greatly value family time, and this is something flexible and relaxing I can do around our sometimes crazy lives.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 7, 2018

Handpainted & inspired original artwork. New items added often, custom designs made on request.

My artwork is dubbed as Inspired because I lean so heavily on God when it is painted. Often I don't know what picture I'm painting until it takes shape under His careful direction. It is such an amazing humbling experience. 'Less of me, more of You, Lord' is my prayer each time. See the about page for more of the story! I would love for you to read how God is working.

This shop enables me to stay at home with our three boys and little girl. We greatly value family time, and this is something flexible and relaxing I can do around our sometimes crazy lives.

Nicole Rethmeier

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Nicole Rethmeier

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Updates

We recently repainted this room, so I've got a fresh clean area to work in. Working on a custom order with sunflowers and I'm in love!
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About

I Paint to Worship

And God said, “Paint.”
What a thrill I get when I hear those words breathed into my soul.
I have been down this road before. He instructs what medium, what canvas, what brush, what color.
I follow.
He moves the brush along the canvas.
I love the sweet surrender.

Some of these paintings He has directed me to give away, and some of them grace the walls of our home. Every time I look at them I am blessed, because I know it was all God. He is wonderful.

I watched a picture take form on the paper, I painted, and He told me to come back later and finish.
“I want My words on it this time, Child. Let it dry, and when you come back to it,
I will show you which words.”

So I pulled out my Bible, and opened it up. I just knew God was going to direct me to the verse I had in mind already. It opened up, instead, to Psalm 104:3 “...He walks upon the wings of the wind.”
Yes, I should have known better the first time. Thank you, God!

“Just close your eyes, and let Me paint.”
"Really? God, this could get ugly."
“Who is painting here, Me or you? Just do it. Close your eyes and let Me paint.”

As my praise music radio station played, there played two versions of the same hymn, right in a row,
How Great Thou Art. ‘God is trying to tell me something,’ I thought to myself.

He was.
Because when I opened up my Bible to see which verse I had just illustrated, here's the one God revealed.
Psalm 104:1 “Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty.”

Indeed. How Great Thou Art.
I love the beauty in collaborating with God, but more than that, I love the sweet surrender.

To God be all the glory, and may these pictures bless your heart as they have mine.
-Nicole

Shop members

  • Nicole

    Owner

    I am a Christian, wife, mother and friend. I love to create, be, learn, do and sing {although that may be reserved for the car or shower}. I have loved many forms of art since I could hold a crayon, and feel that it's an expressive form of worship.

Production partners

  • Forged Through Fire

    Wichita, KS

    A ministry-first local business who assists in print design and physically prints the clothing for me

  • Marketing and Print Specialist

    Winder, GA

    Prints my artwork on mugs

  • Professional Canvas and Photo Printing

    San Francisco, CA

    Prints canvases on premium canvas and stretches them onto the frame.

  • Print Production Specialist

    Derby, KS

    Prints and trims my artwork

Local

Find NouvelleMere at the following upcoming markets!

  • All The Pretty Things Outdoor Market
    All The Pretty Things
    141 E Kay St
    DERBY, KS

    Mar 23

    All the Pretty Things Outdoor Markets occur every 4th Saturday from March to October! 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4th Saturdays Outdoor Market offers great handcrafted local artisans, mobile boutiques, and unique items. All vendors are of high quality and no duplicates are allowed! So that means all very different booths to shop and find fabulous treasures! Hawaiian food available on site provided by Sharon's Place. *Kid, Pet, & Husband Friendly!

  • Belle Plaine Tulip Festival
    Belle Plaine Library
    222 W 5th Ave
    BELLE PLAINE, KS

    Apr 13–14

    Shop till you drop at the Belle Plaine Downtown Tulip Festival Vendor Fair! You will find artisan designs, crafts, antiques, repurposed vintage pieces, shabby chic, direct sales, plants, food products, textiles, primitives and commercial goods. 100+ booth spaces available inside & outside. Vendors are located inside the school gyms and along Merchant Street and on 5th street downtown. Booths are located in the hub of activity between the Car and Bike Show, Food Court, Entertainment Stage, and Carnival. Saturday, April 13th 9:00am to 5:00pm Sunday, April 14th 10:00am to 4:00pm

  • Lavender Festival & Craft Show
    Burrton, KS
    KANSAS

    Jun 15

    This is our 3rd annual craft show and festival! Admittance is $5.00 at the gate.You will have the opportunity to harvest your own lavender bundle. Each bundle is $5.00. We provide instructions and scissors for cutting. Please don't bring your own shears. We will offer many lavender products this year and each vendor is encouraged to make something lavender related. Registration is open for 70 vendors. We will have the lavender ice cream again this year. Our own Lavender punch. A pulled pork sandwich will also be available for lunch. Live lavender plants will be back this year! We will have a band. Bring your fanciest sun bonnet. We will have a contest and the winner will receive a gift certificate for the gift shop worth $25.00. An event flier will be posted closer to the event. This is a partial listing. Don't miss this fun day.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Nov 7, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I am happy to offer custom and personalized orders. Please contact me to arrange details. I reserve the right to deny a request if it does not agree with my beliefs, particularly because I am a faith based business, and appreciate your understanding. I'm so glad you're here and am humbled that you would consider choosing me to fill your special request and allow me to be a part of your life in this way.