Drawing with Heat! My 1st try at pyrography.

Last summer while on vacation in Wisconsin, my dear friend took me to a local artist shop. It was there that I found a rolling pin with the cutest design of chick-a-dee birds burned into the wood. I took it home as a souvenir and a source of inspiration! Until then, wood burning had never occurred to me as a thing to do, but the rolling pin look so cool I had to give it a try myself. Funny enough, I ended up with two pyrography kits! One was gifted to me by my mother who didn't know I had...Read More
Grape leaves in snow

Happy New Year!

Just a quick blog post to wish everyone a wonderful new year! Today has been amazing in every way, and the perfect way to start off the year refreshed and renewed! Very refreshing was the snow covered yard I woke up to! It doesn't snow often here in the southwest, so it was a real treat to make a mini snowman outside and warm up to a roaring fire inside! It was the first time my puppers got to experience snow too! One liked it way less than the other, lol. [caption width="2008"]Matilda checking out the snow![/caption] Even though it...Read More

Last Post of 2018!

It's finally that time if year in which we look back at the previous 12 months and contemplate our successes and shortcomings, make resolutions for the next year, and generally reminisce about all that was with ranking lists! I'm totally someone who gets caught up with holidays and New Years is no different! That all said, please enjoy this last post of 2018! :) [caption width="1080"]Instagram best 9 of 2018![/caption] This year has been one of my more productive years with art from both a creative and business standpoint. My website has always been a problem for me as I'm...Read More

Merry Christmas!

Happy holidays! As I sit typing this, I have a cup of hot cocoa cooling next to me and a cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie playing in front of me. I love this time of year! All the lights and good cheer - I'm a total sap for all that! This year I tried to make a Christmas illustration to help celebrate the holidays. However, as per usual, life had other plans and the illustration had to be pushed to the back burner. I do hope to eventually finish it, but for now it's only line work. At the start if...Read More
Girl with scarf and flowers

New Prints Available & Updates!

Girl with Scarf and Flowers Through shear determination, I completed a new work this past weekend! It started out as an evening sketch practice. Just something simple and relaxing to end the evening with. However, I ended up giving it some serious effort. What started out as leisurely drawing on the couch, ended with focused attention at the drawing desk. Last week ended up being a little stressful in my personal life, and I feel like that spilled over into this drawing. The early sketches depict the girl as mischievous and lighthearted. Where as the final result is moody and...Read More