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 →

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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 →

On Having Faith That We Are Covered

“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” ~Psalm 91:4 Just as mama eagles guard and protect their young under their wings, in this verse Jesus Christ is the One who covers us with His feathers, and there we will find refuge. We will be protected under his care.

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 →

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 →

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