Sketchbook: Magnolia

Sketchbook: Magnolia

April 18, 2016my sketchbook

  Because I couldn’t get enough magnolia after creating my most recent print, I was compelled (or maybe I’m just a glutton for punishment?) to rethink saucer magnolia in watercolor.     It worked better in watercolor.   So, I’m back in Atlanta now. Back in the studio and full of spring/summer visions for bags … Read More

Sketchbook: April 13th

Sketchbook: April 13th

April 13, 2016my sketchbook

I’m so excited to have some sort of order now – such as… When at home, work on bags, bags, bags. When in the mountains, make art, art, art. You, of course, understand why this took, literally, years to conclude. Yesterday we left Atlanta, where the pollen is juuuuussst beginning to ebb. We drove to … Read More

52 Weeks of Print: 1/52 Seedpod

52 Weeks of Print: 1/52 Seedpod

April 3, 201652 Weeks of Print, printmaking No Comments

I need a challenge for the sake of creativity and keeping my brain centered. (Don’t you?) And even though it may be a struggle, I am committed. (Join me?) Original Sketch. Of course, it won’t always be detailed. Simple, after all, is exquisite. (Don’t you think?) 52 Weeks of Print: Week One “the seed pod” … Read More

Easy DIY Relief Print Registration Board

Easy DIY Relief Print Registration Board

February 17, 2016printmaking, tutorials

A new art technique/hobby starts out innocent enough, right? Take printmaking. You carve something, turn the carving over onto a sheet of paper and press really hard. Simple stuff. It always starts out simple. Next thing you know, you’ve fallen into the rabbit hole. Such is my life, my friend. Such is my life. Before … Read More

DIY: Leather Planner With Interchangeable Inserts

DIY: Leather Planner With Interchangeable Inserts

September 14, 2015tutorials 1 Comment

To say I get excited about making my own planner would be a gross understatement. I have been planning since Thanksgiving.   If you’re not up to date, last year my favorite planner was discontinued and, with a very stubborn and somewhat angry attitude, I decided to make my own version.   While perusing options … Read More

Flowers Taking Flight

Flowers Taking Flight

August 11, 2014my sketchbook, watercolor

A very happy Monday to you! I hope you had a lovely weekend. It’s still pretty quiet around here as I continue to care give (I have a new appreciation for that line of work!). Thought you’d like to see my little weekend painting. I imagined a cornucopia of flowers rising out of their rather small … Read More

52 Weeks of Print: 18/52

52 Weeks of Print: 18/52

July 26, 201452 Weeks of Print, printmaking

Whew! Just sliding in under the radar this week. So, rather than my usual lino carving for week 18, I decided to try out this technique. I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants to try out screen printing. I found a beautiful photo of black cohosh and, with its simple lines, I knew it was … Read More

52 Weeks of Print: 7/52

52 Weeks of Print: 7/52

April 22, 201452 Weeks of Print, printmaking 2 Comments

…in the oddest places. Do you see the resemblance? I was showering and thinking of my next project for 52 Weeks of Print and there it was – a group of four accent tiles. This block began as a simple sketch similar to the tiles above then morphed into something a little more detailed. By … Read More

52 Weeks of Print: 5/52

52 Weeks of Print: 5/52

April 10, 201452 Weeks of Print, printmaking 3 Comments

If you follow along on Instagram, you may have expected another 5/52 but suffice it to say, that one is kicking my butt and will become 6/52. Because I needed a break from that challenge, I worked on something little, soft and pretty. Something like this tiny pot of flowers. 52 Weeks of Print, #5 … Read More