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 →

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 →

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