Let’s Sea What’s New

This month has been quite an adventure! Things are changing rapidly and and new opportunities beginning! Now I know what the hummingbird moth was trying to tell me! I’ve been spinning in circles trying to get everything done. One project I will be finishing this week is a surprise! I don’t want to give awayContinue reading “Let’s Sea What’s New”

Scribbles & Scores

It’s amazing to see how a few scribbles and scratches on paper can create an image. I’ve been using a pen lately to prevent erasing. All my lines are permanent so therefore I don’t have the option of a second attempt to get a line perfect. I’ve been practicing many different pen and ink techniquesContinue reading “Scribbles & Scores”

Totem Animal: Hummingbird Moth

I’ve been doing a lot of gardening lately at various locations and it makes everytime an adventure! For example, last week I saw a strange creature flutterting about in the flowers. It moved like a hummingbird but it looked more like a bug; also it was much smaller than the hummingbirds I’m familiar with. ItContinue reading “Totem Animal: Hummingbird Moth”

Scatter Brain Jane

Do you ever have a million thoughts running through your head, simultaneously? Good, bad, ridiculous, valid, fantasies and realities? A little bit of everything all at once. I feel like that all the time. Sometimes I have a hard time quieting my head so I can focus on what I’m actually suppose to be doing.Continue reading “Scatter Brain Jane”

Free Spirit WIP IV

I’ve had the pleasure this year to be introduced to an amazing woman from England. I’ve been helping her in her gardens and doing odd jobs at various locations. She is also an artist and as she says “went to university” for fine art. She’s very smart and immensely talented. I admire her poise. YouContinue reading “Free Spirit WIP IV”

The Eyes Give Life

I hope everyone is staying cool on this hot, boiling first day of Summer! I haven’t quite finished my fox piece yet but I thought it would be neat to show you how the eyes of a portrait really bring it to life! I typically will do the eyes last but for the fox IContinue reading “The Eyes Give Life”

Free Spirit WIP III

For the first time in my entire life I  saw a wild red fox! I was so excited! I had always been with someone who pointed one out, running by, but I always missed it. My parents even had one make her den near their house and I never saw that one either! I haveContinue reading “Free Spirit WIP III”

Shout Out to Pete

We have been having some great weather in my neck of the woods. I hope the same goes for you. I can’t wait to spend all my days outside again! I plan on doing some outdoor sketching this year. I haven’t done that in quite some time. At the moment, I am finishing up a beautifulContinue reading “Shout Out to Pete”

Free Spirit WIP

Spring came and then the snow followed! At least where I am! I’m scratching my head confused as to how this happened. Two days ago I was thinking about wearing shorts. Today I have two pairs of pants and three shirts on, struggling to stay warm! Baffling! Well, enough about weather. Let’s talk art! I’veContinue reading “Free Spirit WIP”

Childish Chalk Talk

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” -Pablo Picasso I came across a video of an artist, Ruth Oosterman, painting a picture using her toddler’s doodle as her layout. You can check out the video at the bottom of this post. I thought it was a reallyContinue reading “Childish Chalk Talk”