Sketchbook: Turquoise & Cream Floral

Sketchbook: Turquoise & Cream Floral

January 30, 2017my sketchbook

Instagram image Last week I indulged in me time at the cabin. It was horrible. I wore my pajamas practically the entire time. Read, watched movies and did a little painting. This one was from…December 18th. I know. I get totally over zealous with my titles.  Now I’m back home readying for Christmas with the … Read More

Sketch.Paint.Print. No. 5

Sketch.Paint.Print. No. 5

January 14, 2017printmaking, sketch.paint.print. No Comments

  Hiya and Happy New Year! I took an extra long break from mid December until last week and am ready to get back to “normal” life. On a personal note, my surgery went very well and now the waiting happens. With any luck, the surgery will have nudged the second phase of this disease … Read More

Sketchbook: It’s Never Too Early

Sketchbook: It’s Never Too Early

October 30, 2016modern calligraphy, my sketchbook

Since most of my family (along with the rest of the population) nursed a cold last week and the other part of my family nursed the absence of wisdom teeth and a vast number of you just tried to say warm , this saying seems entirely apropos – me thinks. Playing with stamps, pastels and … Read More

Sketch.Paint.Print. No. 4

Sketch.Paint.Print. No. 4

October 12, 2016printmaking, sketch.paint.print.

  Seemed like it had been too long since I’d REALLY played around with lettering so last week I dug down deep into my file of favorite quotes and came up with this one from Ralph Waldo Emerson.     I sketched it out and (again) decided print before paint. For some reason, printing in … Read More

New “Cook It Yourself” Tote

New “Cook It Yourself” Tote

October 1, 2016society6

Well folks, I finally put a couple of my lino prints to good use. This tote may be one of my favorites. Want breakfast? Cook it yourself!Me to a “T”. I will be taking advantage of this discount from Society 6. All of my totes and carry all zip pouches are on sale SUNDAY ONLY. … Read More

Simple Solution: Easy Relief Print Registration

Simple Solution: Easy Relief Print Registration

September 19, 2016printmaking, tutorials

    This simple solution is an alternative to my earlier relief print registration tutorial. Both work great and are simple but this one can be done with materials you’re likely to have around the house.   You’ll need:   Mark the center both horizontally and vertically on your sheet of paper. Then block off … Read More

New Relief Prints in the Shop

New Relief Prints in the Shop

September 15, 2016art prints

Someone asked me the other day on Instagram when I would be offering my linocut prints for sale and my reply was as soon as I get my ducks in a row. Life gets in the way of so much – or is it the other way around?  Good news. I got a few ducks … Read More

Sketch.Paint.Print. No.3

Sketch.Paint.Print. No.3

September 12, 2016my sketchbook, printmaking, sketch.paint.print.

  Lately, I’ve been working crazy hard on this new project. But this past weekend I had a terrible hankering to carve. Pretty sure I once said that when carving gets in your blood it’s almost impossible to ignore. It’s true. Anyway. I wanted to carve.   But to carve, you must first sketch. Not … Read More

Sketchbook: You Are My Favorite Destination

Sketchbook: You Are My Favorite Destination

August 21, 2016my sketchbook

A little painting from my time spent alone last week. (You may have seen a sneaky peek on Instagram.) While eating cake and drinking coffee, tea and wine and creating things like this I must have been missing my other half a bit because this little phrase popped into my head. I was amazed how … Read More

Sketchbook: The Only Person

Sketchbook: The Only Person

August 7, 2016my sketchbook

Playing with letters again. And as for the quote – can I get an amen? Enjoy your day, friends. Tools: This homemade art journal, Faber Castell Pen, everyday mechanical pencil, this eraser