Happy Halloween!

I remember when the kids were so little, I worried they would wobble off the porch when someone opened the door for them. After 15 years of trick or treating, this was the first year that even the youngest didn’t need me to tag along. Not only did I stay home, but it was my oldestContinue reading “Happy Halloween!”

I Recall Central Park in Fall

Flipping through a magazine looking for something to draw, I came across a couple strolling with their dog. I drew them, added a tree, and had to pull out my watercolors and add some leaves. That illustration reminded me of walking with my husband through Central Park in New York City. Having just watched “FerrisContinue reading “I Recall Central Park in Fall”

Overlay designs to create a new design and a pattern

I recently came across a watercolor painting I did in pinks, blues and yellows. At the time I was trying to paint abstractly. The other day for my InkTober challenge I drew Montauk daisies, which are in bloom in the yard. I immediately thought of that watercolor and thought it would be cool to overlayContinue reading “Overlay designs to create a new design and a pattern”

Which witch inspires you?

When I was little I loved Hazel the witch on Bugs Bunny. Every time she flew off, she’d leave behind her bobby pins floating in the air. Every October since starting my creative resolution, I’ve been inspired by Halloween – drawing haunted houses among other things. This year I seem to to be drawn to witches.Continue reading “Which witch inspires you?”

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 inspiration

9 days into InkTober and I’m going strong. Some of my sketches I’ve been proud of, some not so much. Some days it takes a while to figure out what to draw. The reference photo above is from Mollie Makes, a creative magazine I love. I find the magazine inspiring even though I don’t sewContinue reading “InkTober inspiration”

What a difference a challenge makes

Today I grabbed my sketchbook when my son and I left to visit my mom. I never would have thought to bring it, if I wasn’t trying to draw everyday for InkTober. By the time we arrived at the beach the sky had cleared and it was beautiful out. We walked barefoot in the sand, putContinue reading “What a difference a challenge makes”

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”