Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Friends

I stayed up a little late last night working on a new set of paintings. I ended up with a set of four little forest friends.

Mr. Fox


Barn Owl


 I'm already thinking about more animals to add to the series. These little guys were lots of fun to paint-- this more simplified style is new for me and I'm really happy with how they came out.

I'll be making some prints of these for my shop ASAP :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I had some down time while I was off for President's Day on Monday and I got some painting done. I never took painting classes in college but I've always enjoyed watercolors. The first one is based on my friend and her two pugs. The second one is a painting version of the sketch I posted last week.  

I'm really happy that I have been getting back into drawing and painting. Don't get me wrong-- I love crafting, sewing, and knitting, but it's been nice to create some art outside of the examples I draw for my students :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012


While I was out sick yesterday I decided to pick up a book and start drawing. It was the first time using my new handmade journal. The thick, fiberous, handmade paper is really awesome but it's so soft that it won't take much erasing to wear a hole in it. I made a few sketches with colored pencil. It was really nice and relaxing to take some time to just draw.

Here are a few of the doodles I made yesterday.

I'm not sure if the meditative drawing session helped but I'm feeling much better today :)
This last drawing is my favorite-- I love drawing cartoony portraits of my sweetie (any boy with a mole is obviousy supposed to be him). If I get some spare time I'll probably turn my drawings into watercolor paintings!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Giveaway Winner

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my first blog giveaway!

The winner is

MJD's Mommy

Congrats! I will be shipping your prints to you this week.