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 inContinue reading “Day 10 – Gouache Paint Tubes”

Of Crayons and words….

  When was the last time you picked up  a crayon? The huckleberry in this sketch was inspired after reading a post by Patchious Patch, who sparked my interest once more in crayons with this fun post about melting colors to use in art called A Weekend Amuse – Melting Colors. I only had fourContinue reading “Of Crayons and words….”

Week 16: Frida Kahlo

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.”      –Frida Kahlo A SKETCH IN MY MOLESKINE DAILY PLANNER OF SOMEONE WHO INSPIRES ME, ONCE A WEEK, EVERY WEEK, IN 2016. ******************************************* Who:    Frida Kahlo When:  Born July 6th,Continue reading “Week 16: Frida Kahlo”

Ears flying off the page!

When we first got our first goats Sally and Gidget, we were so amused by their big, floppy ears that are a hallmark of their Nubian goat breed. Sally goat was named  “Sally Rose Fields” after The Flying Nun TV series featuring Sally Fields. Can you see the resemblance? I have had the idea toContinue reading “Ears flying off the page!”

Blackberries, cream cheese and one single bite.

“I think that I do feel that my nature is to express what this self, this particular self at this time, experiences in the world. And that is so organic – I use this metaphor a lot but I’ll use it again – it’s like a pine tree producing pine cones, or a blackberry bushContinue reading “Blackberries, cream cheese and one single bite.”

Country outlaw sketch #1: Merle

Here is the long anticipated sketch of Maple’s twin, Merle. They were our second set of twins born on April 6th, the same day which country legend Merle Haggard died on, which was also his birthday. Maple was an easy name to come up with.  I spent some time in graduate school in Vermont, nestledContinue reading “Country outlaw sketch #1: Merle”

The Flying Ears Sisterhood …beginnings

Isn’t it fun when you plan and dream about something for so long, and it finally comes to fruition? Goats have been that dream for us at the farm.  And to think it all started with bringing two goats home in the back of an Honda Element (read the post here.). Here’s the page fromContinue reading “The Flying Ears Sisterhood …beginnings”

Week 8: Willie Nelson

52 Faces Project A sketch in my Moleskine daily planner of someone who inspires me, once a week, every week, in 2016. Who: Willie Nelson What: Country music legend, singer/songwriter, author, poet, and activist. Where: Born in  Abbott, TX April 29, 1933 (age 82)  Why:   My dad loved Willie Nelson.  I called him during a concertContinue reading “Week 8: Willie Nelson”

Week 3: Martin Luther King, Jr.

52  Faces Project A sketch in my Moleskine planner of an inspiring face , once a week, every week, in 2016. This past Monday was a celebration of the life of this man, so it seemed appropriate to highlight MLK as my week 3 Inspiring Faces sketch. Who? Martin Luther King, Jr. What? Civil Rights Activist,Continue reading “Week 3: Martin Luther King, Jr.”