Inspiration behind the Enamel Beach Pin

I sketched an idea for a beach pin on a post it note. It was a simple illustration of the perfect spot at the beach. To show my love for the beach and summer. I added a rainbow umbrella as a nod to my dad, who always had an umbrella attached to the arm ofContinue reading “Inspiration behind the Enamel Beach Pin”

Goodbye Summer…Hello Fall!

I’d love to squeeze in one more beach day, but other than that I’m ready for the hot and humid weather to end. I’m looking forward to those crisp Fall days, with blue skies and beautiful foliage all around. I’m excited about new seasonal things to inspire me – leaves, acorns, pumpkins. I’ve already started doodlingContinue reading “Goodbye Summer…Hello Fall!”

Results of my “Assembly Line Painting” experiment. {Please vote for your favorite!}

I finished the four paintings that I working on in “assembly line” fashion. Click here to read more about how I approached working on these paintings. Results: The results of the experiment are best described by this analogy: It’s like raising kids. You raise them in the same way – same environment, same food, activities, etc. butContinue reading “Results of my “Assembly Line Painting” experiment. {Please vote for your favorite!}”

Sketching & Doodling in Summer

Where are the lazy days of Summer? It feels busy. I’m trying hard to squeeze in sketching time, even at the pool. And if I’m at the beach, I’m always taking pictures and thinking about the next painting. More and more, I realize how inspired I am by the seasons. My paintings of flowers have been replaced byContinue reading “Sketching & Doodling in Summer”

Shell doodles

Today I was doodling some shells I found at the beach and one starfish that I bought :)! I was using my son’s gel pen which I love because it’s so smooth. (Unfortunately it’s not waterproof, which I previously found out the hard way.) I really enjoyed studying the shells and drawing them. I promisedContinue reading “Shell doodles”