The Power of Connection: Letters from Sarah

What’s your favorite part of blogging? When I first started this blog, I would have said that it was to be heard and share tid-bits of inspiration.   To get my message out there in a great big world. Easy- peasy, right? And now? I would tell you without hesitation that the reason I blog is to…

Day 13 – Feathers

  “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”  –Frida Kahlo Anyone else dream of flying high above this great big world, seeing what birds can see? I have always been drawn to feathers as a found object that connects us humans to our feathered friends.  Although I can definitely…

Day 12 – Eggs

A Dozen Eggs Birds have come back to the Inland Northwest. Robins in the morning rooting around in the grass, osprey overhead building their nest after being gone all winter to warmer parts, and lots of Canadian geese who have taken to hanging out just outside of the goats afternoon grazing area. Lots of birds…

Permission – Who needs permission?

  Permission? Who needs permission? Sometimes us creative types do in fact need permission to create, but oddly enough, that permission comes from with in. I was watching a fabulous video today from the Sketchbook Skool Blog with Danny Gregory and Sabine Wiseman about giving ourselves permission that addressed this very fact. Sometimes I feel a…

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 009 – Sprouts

Lots of sprouts in our house at the moment. We are trying out different varieties in trays under a grow light. Lettuce, radish and beet sprouts galore. This was inspired by other creative who are collaging, and I used a page from a 1930’s book that I found in a local thrift shop. I always…

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…