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 →

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Putting the Fun in School Supplies

When I was a kid, I hated going back to school but, I loved getting brand new school supplies. New school supplies signal a new beginning; a new year to start fresh. And, it was a fun way to show off our personalities. Back in the day, it was all about the Trapper Keeper. Did I... 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 heard 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?

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 →

Let go…

In past years I have had my one little word for the new year come to me by December. Not this year. This year has been a little more labor intensive to find it. I had a handful of words picked out but not one seemed right. Then I saw the Bible verse of Philippians... Continue Reading →

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