• Artwork

    Sketchy Trees Update

    sketchy trees update blog cover

    When I started drawing my Sketchy Tree series a year ago, I had no idea that it would span this long and encompass so many drawings.  The series has a total of 39 pieces of art – 13 large drawings of trees with exposed roots and 26 small drawings of…

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    Year in Review: 2022

    Year in Review 2022 blog cover

    It’s always interesting looking back over the year.  A lot of times we get lost in the day to day and in the things that we didn’t get done and forget just how much we’ve accomplished.  I find it really important to take time to review what happened – what worked…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 4

    Inktober 2022 Part 2 blog cover

    That’s a wrap on ink month.  Thank you to everyone who followed along this past month for Catober!  Did you have any favorites along the way?   This year I used the official set of Inktober prompts but with a cat theme.  The drawings are 3×3, .05 Pigma Micron ink pen…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 3

    Inktober 2022 Part 3 blog cover

    Another week down for ink month.  Here’s a recap of this past week.  This year I’m using the official set of Inktober prompts but with a cat theme.  The drawings are 3×3, .05 Pigma Micron ink pen and Inktense Blocks on Canson watercolor paper.  You can follow along daily on…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 2

    Inktober 2022 Part 2 blog cover

    Another week down for ink month.  Here’s a recap of this past week.  This year I’m using the official set of Inktober prompts but with a cat theme.  The drawings are 3×3, .05 Pigma Micron ink pen and Inktense Blocks on Canson watercolor paper.  You can follow along daily on…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 1

    Inktober 2022 Part 1 blog cover

    Ink month is here again!  Here’s a recap of the first week of the drawing challenge.  This year I decided to use the official set of Inktober prompts but with a cat theme.  I have thousands of kitten pictures that I’ve been looking for an excuse to use.  Enjoy!   All…

  • Artwork

    Little Pumpkins (Work in Progress)

    Little Pumpkins Work in Progress blog cover

    I’ve been painting these little pumpkins lately and I just couldn’t wait any longer to share them with you!  So far there’s a purple one that reminds me of Cinderella, a jack o’lantern, a teal one, and the newest one is this pretty brown one.   I might do a few…

  • Art Tip

    Shading Techniques for Ink & Pencil

    4 shading techniques for ink and pencil blog cover

    We’re headed into October soon and there are a bunch of drawing challenges going on.  I thought it would be a good time to reshare last year’s blog with some shading techniques for anyone who is new to drawing or would like a quick refresher.  I also have a free template…

  • Artwork

    Sketchy Trees Update

    sketchy trees update blog cover

    Six months later, I’m still drawing Sketchy Trees!  I thought it would be a good time to look back at all of the drawings that I’ve completed in this series so far.  I haven’t reached the end of the series yet, so you can look forward to more drawings to…

  • Artwork,  Painting Series

    Sketchy Tree Series Part 4

    Sketchy Tree Series Blog Cover Part 4

    We’re going into the LAST WEEK of my solo exhibition at Vines of New York in Geneva!  Have you been able to visit it in person yet?  Do you have a favorite piece you saw there?  (I have more details at the end about the show if you still need…