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

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
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

Work in Progress – Ethan Hawk the Rooster

This weekend I FINALLY started the follow up piece to Hannah the Cow. It’s another watercolour on wood painting – this time featuring a rooster. Unlike the previous painting, this guy is a real-life animal named Ethan Hawk! He is a resident of a local animal sanctuary that a friend of mine volunteers at. I just love his feather colouring, and as soon as I saw his photo, I knew he would be the perfect model for my painting! To get the ball rolling on this piece, I started with several rough drafts. My main concern was drawing him big...Read More

National Animal Rights day! Raising Awareness for Cows in the Meat and Dairy Industry

Disclaimer: I am not vegan, nor am I against the agricultural/livestock community. Did you know that June 3rd is National Animal Rights day? I only found out about a week or so ago, however, the timing works out well with my most recent piece, a watercolour portrait of a cow decorated with a crown and collar of bold flowers. It’s only been recently that I have learned about how cows (and all other farm animals for that matter) are raised for consumption, both here in America and the rest of the world. What I’ve come to know as a sad...Read More