Hey there!  I'm Elle :) Today you'll find me single mom'ing life - loving on three boys and one princess, cheering for them on the soccer fields, geeking out over bible and counseling classes, playing with paint and color and designs, consuming shocking amounts of coffee, seizing the late night hours for creative genius, dreaming about bringing art classes to single mamas in Uganda,  enjoying time with my tribe and falling more in love and at peace with Jesus, my Healer, Savior and Friend.  Come say hi on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

 

Hey there!  I'm Elle :) Today you'll find me single mom'ing life - loving on three boys and one princess, cheering for them on the soccer fields, geeking out over bible and counseling classes, playing with paint and color and designs, consuming shocking amounts of coffee, seizing the late night hours for creative genius, dreaming about bringing art classes to single mamas in Uganda,  enjoying time with my tribe and falling more in love and at peace with Jesus, my Healer, Savior and Friend.  Come say hi on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

 

Hi! Thanks for taking a moment to check out Elle Renee Studio! My name is Elle and I'm the Founder and Art Director of Elle Renee Studio.

I'm a lover of Jesus, Soul Care and Art, and Elle Renee Studio is a faith based company formed out of an outflow of these passions and leading from God.  All of us are on a journey, doing our best to navigate this game called Life - what are the rules, who are the players and what is my unique role in all of it?  Some of us have had extraordinary mentors, coaches and teammates who have encouraged, championed and strengthened us along the way. Others of us have had crushing and shocking defeats, losses and wounds hurled at us by those who were supposed to teach and support.  All of us look for ways to survive.  Elle Renee Studio is here to help us move from merely surviving to abundantly and richly thriving!  I believe our whole soul - our heart, our mind, our will - and our bodies can experience the kind of life God originally created for us - a life of peace, joy, freedom and love!  This starts by knowing who we are, and that starts by knowing who God is.

I've spent the past 38 years (shhh ;)) trying to know who I am.  When I was four, I decided I'd be an artist when I grew up.  When I was six, I said I'd be a mommy when I got older and at eight, I decided to be a writer.  At fifteen, I surrendered my life to the Lord and chose to be a Christ-follower and developed a heart for evangelism, the arts and counseling.

And then I went on a journey, doing my best to navigate this game called Life and this soul-body called Human Being.  I traveled down a few twists and turns... adolescence and adulthood...  abuse, fear and oppression, religion and legalism, motherhood, the death of my mom, friendships and community, homeschooling, divorce, betrayal, accusations, lust, relational idolatry, brokenness, loss, grief, injustice and so much more.

In 2011 of this journey, my world was thoroughly rocked and life hasn't been the same since.  Confused, traumatized and profoundly wounded, I was completely shattered internally and lost all confidence in self, and my surety in God was deeply shaken as well.  By His grace alone, He sustained me until one fall day in 2012, He powerfully revealed a new identity over me.  Though I was overwhelmed with despair, fear, grief and shame, He was committed to the caring of my soul and that began with re-identifying me.  I had been born Michelle Renee, but this particular day He literally renamed me - Elle Renee.  I looked up the name definitions in the dictionary.

Elle: she   Renee: rebirths.

He showed me that I could rebirth and heal from the trauma.  He continues to show me how to live artfully - a life that is messy and beautiful and full of Him!  Elle Renee Studio is committed to women who need to rebirth, or start over - whether it's starting over after a rough day or decades of trauma.  I want you to have a supernatural encounter as we engage with Him in one of His favorite activities - creating!  He is ready to decorate your life with beauty if you're ready!

Please sign up for a class and share your own story with me!  I can't wait to meet you and tell you the good news - that YOU are what happened when Artist God expressed Himself - THOU ART!!!