Sea Life Bedroom

When my son was small, he loved all the creatures in the sea. He carried around plastic whales, sharks, sea turtles and knew the names and types of all of them. The ocean is a wondrous place! I’m so pleased to announced my latest collection of fabric celebrating life in the sea. Have fun withContinue reading “Sea Life Bedroom”

Painting loose and messy! #watercolor

It’s amazing how we are influenced by things and they stick with us. I saw this Koosje Koene video back in March of 2014 (courtesy of Inkophile) and it still has an effect on my work! Splashy backgrounds have become my “thing.” Back when I was taking a watercolor class, I worked so “tight!” I was trying to makeContinue reading “Painting loose and messy! #watercolor”

Patience and Painting

By nature I am not a patient person. The other day as I was painting in my sketchpad, I got annoyed when the painting wasn’t going quickly and easily. This gave me reason to pause and think, “Am I too impatient to ever be a great artist?” Later that same day, I was back atContinue reading “Patience and Painting”

Procrastination and Painting

Today was the first day, in weeks, that I’ve had a quiet house, all to myself. The kids were at school, and my husband was at work. Perfect day to paint, right? Right! After a second cup of coffee, it was time to get started. But, first I had to clean out my pocketbook, throwContinue reading “Procrastination and Painting”