#CarveDecember stamp update


Carving stamps has been a great stress reliever this month. It completely adsorbs your attention! We are halfway through the #CarveDecember challenge that I am participating in and I'm so happy with what I have managed to produce. I've only used dollar store erasers so far … [Read more...]

Stamp carving challenge & a guest post


It's time for another 30 day challenge. This past year I've done two sketching challenges (here and here) that have forced me to try and be creative everyday. I've seen a difference in my skills and know that is because of the practice that I did during the challenges. For … [Read more...]

Canvas bottle gift bag


I loved working with the canvas and my sewing machine to create my faux mini quilt! So much, that I decided to make a canvas bottle gift bag to take as a hostess gift for Thanksgiving. It was easy to make but a bit time consuming, so don't wait till the last minute if you … [Read more...]

Faux mini quilt


I bought my first sewing machine this summer and I am so enjoying playing around with it! I got it mainly to sew on paper and canvas since I was loving all the elements I saw being added into art journals. The prompt for week 46 of the Documented Life Project was to … [Read more...]

Time in my sketchbook


Welcome back to Time in my sketchbook where I film myself at play in my studio! I started with a page that I'd used to clean off one of my handmade stamps. The inspiration for the colors on the page came from the quote I tore out of a design magazine. I set the timer … [Read more...]

Some favorite finds


I am so enjoying watching and listening to the following videos and podcasts, that I had to share them with you! Enjoy and I would love for you to tell me what you thought below in the comments. 1) Elise Gets Crafty is a weekly podcast where Elise Blaha Cripe chats with … [Read more...]

Fall leaves mandala


Fall around here has been lovely! All of the beautiful colors inspired me to create a mandala using leaves I found on my dog walks. I then used the pictures of the fall leaves mandala to recreate it in watercolor and ink. Nature is definitely one of the best places to find … [Read more...]

A Peek Inside: an art journal page


Art journaling is relatively new to me...as in I started this year! I always thought of journaling as a "dear diary" sort of thing and, even though I have tried that in the past, it was not for me. Enter the world of journaling using art. That I loved. I could get my head … [Read more...]

Henna inspired doodled pumpkins


I wanted a couple of simple pumpkins to decorate my front porch this year. So armed with a black Sharpie and brown puffy fabric paint, I used some of my favorite henna designs to doodle these quick fall decorations! If you are looking for inspiration for your own pumpkins, … [Read more...]

Watercolor fish bookmarks


I have a thing about turning down the pages of a book to mark your place. I can't do it! I will use ANYTHING as a bookmark not to fold down the page. So what happens when my pet peeve meets a nine year old avid fisherman who like to read? I get to be creative! George is … [Read more...]

In love with raindrops


Every time it rains, I find myself searching for that perfect raindrop picture. It all started with the picture below. I've only managed to capture a few (I've posted them on Instagram) because I usually only have my iPhone with me and there is only so close you can get … [Read more...]