The gift of sketching


My husband is a wonderful artist who spends all of his working time on computer generated graphics and websites. For Christmas, I decided to reignite his love of sketching by putting together an art kit that has everything he needs at his fingertips! I kept the supplies … [Read more...]

One little word for 2015


Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks for joining me on my continuing creative journey this year. After a bit of an artistically bumpy 2014, I decided that I was trying to get too many projects off the ground in an attempt to make my artwork provide part of my income. It wasn't … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays


Thank you all for the support this year on the blog! I am looking forward to sharing more of my creative journey with you in 2015. Have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends and I'll see you in the New Year!        … [Read more...]

#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 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...]