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
Flowers at the cabin.

Homeward Bound Artist!

Hello dear reader! Sorry for the late blog post. As I type this, I'm sitting in the Milwaukee airport waiting for my flight back home to the desert. For the past six days I've been staying with some wonderful friends in their lakeside cabin with almost nonexistent cellphone service or wifi. Having to be disconnected wasn't all that bad though. It forced me to relax for once, and simply enjoy the beauty that surrounded me. The purpose of this trip was primarily as a summer vacation. A chance to get away and relax. However, as an artist, I found the...Read More

Have pencils, will travel!

This weekend has been such a whirlwind that I almost forgot to write this week's blog! I have been hard at work trying to finish my current painting, all the while preparing for my summer holiday to Wisconsin!! I am super-mega-excited for this trip! I'll be staying with some dear friends in a cabin by a lake. Nature is where my heart was born, and it's were this city-girl transplant forever yearns to be again. Aside from just being in my true element, I am mega-looking forward to making some art while up there. I find nature to be so...Read More