50 Ideas for What to Draw or Paint

Sign up for my newsletter here and receive “50 Ideas for What to Draw or Paint” in your inbox. It’s great for getting your creative juices flowing! My newsletter goes out every two weeks and is a collection of all the things inspiring me: artists and makers places crafts and all different art mediums tutorials podcastsContinue reading “50 Ideas for What to Draw or Paint”

Kick up your Creativity with Color!

Want to be creative but don’t know how/where to start? If you haven’t already, click here and start with these 3 steps! If you have started with the beginning 3 steps, then you’ve accomplished a lot! Your eyes are open to inspiration. You take photos and make lists of things to sketch. You’ve been sketching regularlyContinue reading “Kick up your Creativity with Color!”

Watercolor and my sketchbook

After a busy time, it feels good to be playing around with watercolor again. When I haven’t painted in a while it feels easier to dip my toe in by working in my sketchbook. At first I don’t know what to paint so I just doodle and play around. Usually inspiration strikes. I started paintingContinue reading “Watercolor and my sketchbook”

Final days of Inktober

Mask – InkTober prompt day 31. This year I didn’t do a great job drawing every day. Instead I’d do a few drawings to catch up and then let myself fall behind again. I’ve always had trouble working every day. Some days I’m into it and other days I’m busy doing other things. Day 27.Continue reading “Final days of Inktober”

InkTober days 5-8

It’s interesting to see what everyone chooses to draw for InkTober, how they interpret the same prompts (if they use the prompts), and even how we all struggle to draw every day. On day 5 the prompt was “long.” Having grown up in Long Beach I knew immediately what I wanted to draw. I didContinue reading “InkTober days 5-8”

Pick a picture, pick a subject…

…and start drawing and painting. Sitting with my coffee this morning, I was beating myself up for not painting this week. But when I looked back on the week and all I did – work, back to school stuff including orientations, meetings, haircuts, doctors’ appointments, and birthday preparations – it makes sense. Okay I forgiveContinue reading “Pick a picture, pick a subject…”

Dogwoods my next print pattern design?

Just like I knew it would, working every day in my sketchbook has really opened me up creatively. That and working beyond the beach theme. It’s been 12 consecutive days! This week the dogwoods right outside our windows have been calling to me! I’m thinking about using my dogwood illustrations to create a repeating pattern.Continue reading “Dogwoods my next print pattern design?”

Springtime Creative Inspiration

Eight consecutive days in the sketchbook and everything is inspiring me! I’m loving the warm spring days. Seeing the dogwoods blooming every time I pull up to the house makes me happy. With three kids to pick up and drop off, I pull in and out of the driveway many times a day. The dogwoodsContinue reading “Springtime Creative Inspiration”