Day 008 – Wheatgrass

Day 8/100 of my #100daysofdozens project, where I am sketching a dozen items everyday. Have you ever done something completely out of your usual comfort zone? This sketch felt really good on my brain for some reason, and all I can figure is that it was in a different style.  Pushing ourselves out of that…

Day 7/100 – Culinary Herbs

As many of you know, I have a passion for food, and so many sketches end up being ignited by the kitchen inspiration. This one is of a dozen of my favorite culinary herbs, and many of these  I grown here in Spokane in my garden space. Flavor in our kitchen is created with a …

Day 006/100 Spice Jars

Day 6/100 of my #100daysofdozens project How gorgeous are spices when you line them all up? I bought these sweet glass spice jars a few years back and labeled them with cut up brown grocery bags.  Interestingly enough, there were exactly twelve of them, so perfect for my project!  Not surprising that this sketch project quickly…

Thoughts On Creativity and Postcard Project Update

Would you define yourself as creative? If you just answered this in your head, was it a big voice that confidently said “Yes!” or a quiet whisper? Did you hesitate before being able to come up with an answer, or did you just flat out say “No way!”? I would argue that as humans, we…

Day 005 – Forks

Twelve forks.  Yep, they are all there sketched as far as I can tell. Do you notice on small thing wrong with this sketch? I lined up all the forks, wrote the title “Day 005 …” neatly at the bottom, and proceeded to sketch the forks.  Forks, forks, forks.  I kind of like the gray…

Day 004 – Wooden Kitchen Items

I knew it wouldn’t take me long to get into the kitchen with this project.  With every dozen things, I am reminded how everything is fascinating and beautiful if you slow down enough to see it….I mean really SEE it.  On day 4, I continued with the theme of wooden objects. The notebook I have…

Day 003 – Wooden Chairs

Day three going strong! This morning as I was sitting having breakfast and coffee with my partner, I wondered out loud what I should sketch today.  A dozen is a very broad theme for the #the100DayProject, and my mind so far is being pesky with nailing down a dozen theme each morning. Darn monkey mind! He suggested…

Day 002 – Wooden Bowls

I can tell this project will be an interesting exploration of mind association. Found objects from yesterday made me think of the wooden bowls where I keep many of my small found treasures. A mix of bowls from my mother’s china hutch I played with as a girl and thrift shop finds, wooden bowls are…

Day 001 – Found Objects

I collect small, pocket-sized objects out on walks or hiking, and place them in bowls or shelves around our space.  These are a few of my favorites. A mix of woods, the sea, and even some man-made treasures. Sound interesting? Join in or follow along on Instagram:        #The100DayProject or at my account @missy.sketches #100DaysOfDozens Happy Wednesday!…

100 Days Project – 4/4/17 – 7/13/17

If you had to focus on one thing to create, for 100 days straight, what would it be? This year I will join Elle Luna’s #100DayProject, which challenges participants to do just that.  Some of you remember my 52 Faces Project last year, which stretched me to practice portraits ( which previously TERRIFIED ME!) and…

Following My Blog? Get a Hand-Sketched Postcard!

Who doesn’t like receiving snail mail these days? Some of you might remember my first posting of 2017 entitled Welcome 2017: Suds, Soap, and Snow, which offered a hand-sketched postcard to new blog subscribers: So much gratitude for those who are following along, and in 2017, I will send a hand-sketched post card to each new follower.  Simply message me…

Succulent Love and Sketching!

Have you ever noticed that almost any time you put together a collection of something, it seems to make it sparkle no matter what the subject? Well, my succulents, although pretty darn cute by nature, look even better as one big happy family! With plants on the brain lately, I gathered my succulents big and…