I'm always expressing how important it is to create every single day. I've always had some sort of sketchbook that I'd draw in fairly regularly, but over the past few months, I have made daily drawing, painting, sketching and "coloring" part of my every day's must-do list. I found supplies that work for me--I take… Continue reading Sketchbook Basics: What I Use To Create Daily
Nothing justifies one's work as an artist like being contacted by a gallery to showcase your work. Back in November I was contacted by our local gallery in Ellsworth, Kansas to bring in my work. Two years ago I had a show there with work I was incredibly proud of; however, I'm currently holding onto… Continue reading Studio Diaries : Gallery Show Prep
ev·o·lu·tion ˌevəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/ : the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form. It has been a spell since I've sat down to write a blog post and a lot has happened during my hiatus. I left you, back in July, with a negativity-laced post regarding a change in my life… Continue reading Evolution.
I believe the personality and emotion of an artist is like the sea. There are high tides, low tides, and an ebb and flow of things. Waves are made by some sort of resistance or changes in the water. Creativity is the exact same way. There are creative times, and times of drawing blanks, or… Continue reading Questions I’ve Been Asking Myself Lately
The Fourth of July is one of my favorite days of the year. It's a lazy holiday and requires very little prep work, unlike Christmas or Halloween. When the fourth rolls around, I always try to make the day fun for my girls. To celebrate the holiday, we usually paint fingernails and toenails and do some… Continue reading Easy 4th of July Fireworks Art
Another delicious dessert recipe? Why?! Well, for one thing, when you're on the keto diet (nee, lifestyle) it's easy to figure out what you're eating for lunch and supper; meat, cheese and ALL the avocados! When you have a sweet tooth, it's MUCH more challenging to figure out what to eat. The best advice I… Continue reading Recipe | Keto-Friendly, Low Carb Nutty Dessert Bars
I haven't had any form of sweets in over three weeks. If you know me, this is a bigger deal than the birth of all three of my children, my marriage to my husband, and possibly the birth of Christ. (Just kidding about that last one. Don't @ me!) Yes, folks, not one Reese's Big… Continue reading Recipe | Keto-Friendly, No-Bake Whipped Coconut Cheesecake