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
Recently on Planet Earth, I watched the episode where the Andean Flamingos did their mating ritual--prancing back and forth through the water, heads held high. It was peculiar and amazing! It also inspired my most recent Procreate drawing: a whimsical, colorful sketch of three mid-dance flamingos! https://youtu.be/LDv5K7COF1o Check out my Youtube channel for more time-lapse… Continue reading Drawing Andean Flamingos
When I first decided that my artwork was at a point where I was comfortable selling it, I felt completely lost in the pricing process. I just wanted to sell my artwork! Why was deciding on a price so confusing? A quick Google search yielded thousands of results with artists writing articles similar to this… Continue reading Artwork pricing | A science or common sense?
A solid year before my husband gifted me my iPad Pro, I was lusting over videos on Instagram and Youtube of artists using an app called Procreate to make incredible digital art. As soon as my iPad was in my hands, I purchased the app and haven't looked back. Procreate is every tool you could… Continue reading The magic of Procreate
The most common thing I hear when people watch me while I paint is, "I love the way you just get in there." They're always commenting on the way I just make marks; free and with no worries of how it might look, good or bad. I have spent years working on my own style… Continue reading Quick Art Wednesday | Continuous line face with watercolor detail
Creating something every day, for me, is a way of achieving a perfect mental state. When I go days without creating, I'm not at my best. During the summer, when I'm not teaching, I'm spending my days with my three girls, and it can prove challenging to find time to create; but I always… Continue reading My favorite way to create during the summer