Leave your anxiety on a leaf. Art therapy.

Leaves in a Stream.  I struggle with anxiety. There, I said it. It sucks. It can be depressing and exhausting but I am taking steps to deal with it. Like, talking it out with a therapist. She has been amazing in giving me little tricks to help putting it an in perspective. Are you struggling... Continue Reading →

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My love affair with birds

I have a little love affair with birds. Listening to their songs bring joy to my heart. God was incrediblely creative when he created these winged, song-giving creatures. Some are very understated in color, others are whimsical and brightly colored. They are one of my favorite painting subject. Here’s some of my latest tributes to... Continue Reading →

Christmas Art Wrap-up

Another Christmas has come and gone. I'll tell ya, I was creating art projects up until the last minute this year! I must work well under pressure or something. Lol Here is a recap of this year's projects. I hope you find a little inspiration and go out create something of your own. I'd love... Continue Reading →

Don’t be a boiled frog

The parable of the boiling frog goes something like this: A frog suddenly thrown into a pot of boiling water will jump out but, if the frog is put in room temperature water, which is then brought to a boil slowly, he will sit back and relax. Maybe swim a little. Because the heat is turned up slowly,... 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...

Little Wren Watercolor

I know spring must be near because I had the windows open and could hear bird singing this in the backyard. Birds are some of my favorite subjects to paint and draw. I saw a photo of a Purple-Crowned Fairy-Wren and couldn't resist paint it. Also, these Wren's are found in Australia and I don't... Continue Reading →

Valentine Watercolor Project

I have a bit of a love affair with Aspen trees. I love how the dark spots look like eyes. I love how when lovers carve their initials in the bark, it turns black. I wonder if they come back every year to their carved tree or did their love fade away?

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