Free Spirit WIP -VI-

I was commissioned to do a memorial piece of a beloved pet that passed away recently. I am truly sorry for their loss. I am still familiar with the heartache that accompanies such a tragedy. With the recent passing of Sasha, it is rewarding to be able to help someone else that feels the same sting. I hope IContinue reading “Free Spirit WIP -VI-“

Every Now and Zen

I am having so much fun with zentangle inspired artwork! I want to do it all the time now. I have no worries when I’m sketching…no expectations…no strife! This is a fantastic style to play around with. I have been studying official tangles online and incorporating them in my sketchbook. I can only find aboutContinue reading “Every Now and Zen”

Entangled with Zentangle 

Do you ever feel like you’ve barely solved one problem only to be immediately  bombarded with another? You’ve just recovered emotionally from one hardship just before another one sucker-punches you in the gut. I’ve been incredibly overwhelmed lately in just about every aspect of my life. I’m trying to keep a cool head and goContinue reading “Entangled with Zentangle “

Canine Crone

Today is our beautiful Sasha’s 14th birthday! It’s hard to believe she has been with us for so many years. She has been a wonderful member of the family. She is very caring and kind, especially to children and young critters. We always refer to her as our son’s nanny. Sasha is a white GermanContinue reading “Canine Crone”

Down to the Bone

I have had a recent fascination with bones and skulls. There is a wide value scale going from shadows to hightlights. The texture of bone is unique with subtle ridges on the surface, keeping it from being perfectly smooth. The shapes, especially of skulls, vary greatly from species to species. With all this in mind,Continue reading “Down to the Bone”

The Cyclops Kitten

About two months ago, my husband came home from work a little later than usual. I was not worried; I knew what kept him. My son did not. He was thrilled to see dad walk in with an itty-bitty kitty, our first family cat! We were all so excited. The kitten was so tiny, small enoughContinue reading “The Cyclops Kitten”

Travel to: The Hyde Collection

Thanks to a dear friend, I had the opportunity to check out a wonderful art museum located in Glens Falls, NY. The Hyde Collection was dedicated to the community in 1952 by Charlotte Pruyn Hyde. She was born into wealth, her father being the sole owner to the paper manufacturing company, Finch, Pruyn & Company. CharlotteContinue reading “Travel to: The Hyde Collection”

Go With the Flow!

I took my son and his friend to the park about a week ago, bringing my trusty camera to occupy myself. The sky was a beautiful cerulean blue and the clouds casually drifted by. They were wispy and delicate. They eventually created a scene that stretched across the atmosphere. I instantly saw a women, armsContinue reading “Go With the Flow!”

Inktober Challenge

As some of you may know I have an obsession with instagram! I check my account daily and surf the photos on there of other artists and friends. I had noticed that many of the artists I follow were posting ink drawings with a related hashtag, Inktober. I became curious…What does Inktober mean? I found out InktoberContinue reading “Inktober Challenge”

Free Spirit WIP VI

I am currently working on another equine/butterfly piece. This one features a curious foal with a Monarch butterfly. I had hoped to have it completed by now but I lost my “mojo” half-way through it. I was working heavily on the foal with graphite pencil. After a few days of that I became easily bored.Continue reading “Free Spirit WIP VI”