• Art Tip

    Gift Ideas for the Creative Person on Your List

    Do you have a creative person on your list this year?  If you have someone on your list that’s interested in drawing and painting, here are some gift ideas just in time to take advantage of the upcoming Black Friday sales.  These ideas are geared towards an adult just starting…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 4

    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

    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

    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…

  • Adventures,  Inktober

    Inktober 2022 Part 1

    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

    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

    100 Day Project 2022: Conclusion

    100 Day Project Conclusion blog cover

    The 100 Day Project ended in May, but I wanted to take one last look at the project to show all the different pieces of art that I completed during the timespan of 100 days.  If you’d like to look at the blog recaps from the beginning, there’s a link…

  • Adventures,  Local History

    Clemens & the Pen

    Clemens & the Pen Blog Cover

    This past weekend was the Clemens and the Pen artist retreat at Quarry Farm in Elmira, New York and it was a beautiful day for it!  This was the fourth time that I’ve attended the event.  I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to spend an afternoon in such an…

  • Artwork,  Painting Series

    100 Day Project 2022: Part 12

    100 Day Project Part 12 blog cover

    I made it through the 100 Day Project!  Let’s take a look at days 94 through 100!  If you’re not familiar with the 100 Day Project or want to take a look at the previous days, check out my recent blog posts.  I also added a link to part one…

  • Artwork,  Painting Series

    100 Day Project 2022: Part 11

    100 Day Project Part 11 blog cover

    We’re going into the last week of the 100 Day Project now!  Have you been following along?  Here’s what I worked on for days 88 through 93 of the 100 Day Project.  If you’re not familiar with the 100 Day Project or want to take a look at the previous…