Christmas Pallet Decoration

I am in a very festive Christmas decorating mood this year. I created this Joy decoration for my front porch, featuring a pallet. The tree stumps are from an Aspen we had removed from our yard.

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Art studio dreaming, vintage camper style

We have a fairly large backyard, and now that the kids are teenagers, the swing set and playhouses are gone. With all that open space, I’ve been daydreaming of creating an art studio from an old vintage camper. There’s only one problem—I have to convince my landscaper husband to park it in the backyard! So,... Continue Reading →

How to make homemade watercolors

Here we are, about half way through summer break. If your kids are anything like mine, they already bored! I got a cool little art project for you, that also has a healthy dose of science project mixed in... Let's make Homemade Watercolor Paints! This is what you will need: Measure 1 cup baking soda,... Continue Reading →

Stop asking, What if?”

Stop asking, “What if?” Other people, with a lot less talent & experience, are doing all the things you want to do simply because they said, “Yes, I can!”

Custom Tattoo Designs

I drew these tattoos a while back but recently the clients finally got inked. I've sketched tattoo ideas for myself in the past but this is the first time someone has inked my design on themselves. It's an honor, truly. Original sketch. Tattoo artist rendition on final ink. Love it! Original sketch. Left: Final tattoo... Continue Reading →

#NationalHandmadeDay

Today is National Handmade Day. Yeah, there's a day for that. In celebration of this fabulous day, I thought I would show off a few things I have been working on lately. Even though the products are not homemade, the art is. So, that counts, right? Wolf and Feather Watercolor Tote  |  $20.00 Spring Fling... Continue Reading →

Creative block: the struggle is real

I never wanted to be a "starving artist". I attended art school to learn graphic design skills so that I could make a living at my craft. Maybe that's the practical side of me; which is always at fighting with my creative side. So, I became a graphic designer because being a fine artist was... Continue Reading →

4 Rules Artists Live By

For as long as I can remember I have drawn, painted, designed, stitched...basically, create anything using many different mediums. Being an artist is a special thing. It is a joy to be given the ability and desire to create something beautiful and from the depths of your soul. In the many years of feeding my creativity there are three rules I try to live by...

Art For Sale

This week, work was very stressful, and frustrating. A bang-your-head-against-a-wall kind week. Although, it wasn't as bad as the guy who accidentally sent out a Nuclear attack warning to all of Hawaii. Sorry, dude. But, there was a bright, shining spot in the week when I sold an original piece of art! {Insert angels singing here.} It was a... Continue Reading →

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