InkTober … so far

InkTober has begun. Here’s today’s sketch inspired by a beautiful front porch design by Ginny of @maplecreekmarket. Here’s a recent sketch of montauk daisies. Want a dose of creative inspiration? Sign up for my newsletter “My Creative Collection” by clicking here. Learn more here. Click here to view my collection of watercolor and acrylic seascapes.

Ready for InkTober?!

Participating in InkTober is such a motivating experience! I’ve even had the pleasure – by sheer coincidence – of meeting Jake Parker, the creator of InkTober at Comic Con in NYC. I’m ready! I got a fresh new sketchbook – my favorite kind – the Canson Multimedia. Last year as the end of InkTober drewContinue reading “Ready for InkTober?!”

You never really know how a drawing will turn out

As you put your pen to the page to make that first mark, you never really know how things will turn out. At least I don’t know. Sure I have a vision in my head, but that doesn’t mean it will turn out that way. Personally, I don’t really plan much, I get an ideaContinue reading “You never really know how a drawing will turn out”

Inktober

I’m participating in InkTober this year. Jake Parker created InkTober in 2009 “as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.” Learn more and see the official InkTober prompts here. It starts Saturday, October 1st!Continue reading “Inktober”

Looking back and looking forward on my creative resolution

When I first made “my creative resolution” just before the start of 2014, my mission statement was: “Hoping to draw, paint, and create my way through 2014.” I just wanted to be creative. I didn’t even know what I’d be working on. My interests were a varied list of painting, working with recycled materials, refinishing furniture,Continue reading “Looking back and looking forward on my creative resolution”

Writing a checklist to help you achieve your Creative Goals

I’ve learned so much since starting my creative resolution in 2014. About how important setting a goal is. But, not only do we have to set a goal, we need to outline the tasks that will get us there. My 2014 creative resolution, or goal, was very simply to “be creative.” Early on I wrote (and adapted asContinue reading “Writing a checklist to help you achieve your Creative Goals”

How to create a repeating pattern in Photoshop {Feathers my pattern for September.}

Here is my pattern design for September. As you may have seen, I’ve been drawing and painting feathers all month, so it’s seemed appropriate to turn them into a pattern. I pieced this pattern together from my sketchbook (see below). I wanted this pattern to be much tighter than ones I’ve designed so far thisContinue reading “How to create a repeating pattern in Photoshop {Feathers my pattern for September.}”