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…

Happy International Women’s Day!

What a gift to live in such a diverse and colorful world full of strong women. Did you know International Women’s Day has been celebrated for 106 years?! In some countries, it is considered a national holiday, including Cuba, Madagascar, and Uzbekistan I am told.  What will you do to celebrate this day with people around…

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…

Love Language

“Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.” — Don Miguel Ruiz

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 29: John Waite, Indie Bookstore Extraordinaire

Who: John Waite What: Owner of Auntie’s Bookstore and Merlyn’s Comics Where: Main Street, Spokane, Washington Why: John embodies what it means to be a community member.  A natural connector who truly loves building up his local neighborhood, but also powerfully reaches out to find common ground where ever you might find him.  And that is a…