100 Days 2.0 – 100 Days of Bike

After a bit of debate, I would like to announce that I am in for the 100 Day Project this year. If you are not quite sure what this is, check out the project site HERE..it is a great motivator for creatives to work on a project consistently. For a hundred days, I will be…

Inktober 7/31 : Blackberry Bush

Do you ever notice that the act of both giving AND recieveing nourishes your soul? It is as if you can feel it puff up with joy. The describes the feeling that went with the discovery of a blackberry bush on our front porch last weekend. A sweet note was also left, weighted down with…

Inktober 6/31 – Chicken Glam Shot

Chickens intimidate the heck out of me to sketch! So many textures, lines, and quirky dinosaur-like features… and they move quick. Sitting in the sunshine on an upside down feed bucket, I sketched the girls.  They circled around a bit, gazing at me curiously and sideways, like chickens do. They are a good subject, and…

Day 10 – Gouache Paint Tubes

**This is part of my #100daysofdozensproject, inspired by Elle Luna. Gouache?  How the heck do you say that?!? GWASH. GGGGGWWWASH.  The more I practiced it, the more I liked the sound of it. I figured if I could not even pronounce an art supply, I had no business using it. First introduced to them in…

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 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…

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…

One cookbook, two girls, and a windowless apartment

  In a tiny, windowless apartment in a Colorado mountain town, my roommate Monique and I taught ourselves how to cook. We would each pick a few new recipes to try out every week. It was a magical time, forged a lifelong friendship, and gave me the confidence to not only cook, but co-create in…

Welcome 2017: Suds, Soap and Snow

To get it out of the way, happy 2017!  Belated, I realize, but this year has already felt very different from those in the past. When the calendar turns over, I can usually be found excitedly making lists, reflecting on the past year, and looking ahead to the new year in anticipation.  This year has been…

Week 30: Carrie Fisher – Unapologetic, Badass Girl Figure

In a galaxy far, far away… Always refreshingly candid about the realities of being the lone lead badass girl in the Star Wars cast, as well as personal struggles, American actress Carrie Fisher was  a woman of strength. Anyone else remember coiling their hair in side buns to perfect the Princess Leia look? Many artistic pioneers lost this…

Week 28: Leonard Cohen

  “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”– Leonard Cohen Who: Leonard Cohen What: Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist When:  Sep 21, 1934 – Nov 07, 2016 (age 82) Why:  An incredible lyrical poet, Leonard is easily one on my favorite artists and I was sadden by his passing…