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”

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 aroundContinue reading “Happy International Women’s Day!”

Top Ten Differences between Sheep and Goats

As many of you know, I am a ridiculously proud goat mom, not a sheep mom.  So what is our sweet Sally goat doing in this sketch? Well, this past week I have had the incredible opportunity to travel to Sun Valley, Idaho to experience the Trailing of the Sheep Festival with my dear Oaxacan friendsContinue reading “Top Ten Differences between Sheep and Goats”

Hopelessly in Love with Change

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ”  –George Santayana Fall is fast approaching, and I am anticipating the changes it will bring that I love…. Cozy fires Warm mugs of tea Leaves crunching underfoot Crisp, cool autumn air Vibrant, harvestContinue reading “Hopelessly in Love with Change”

Spring Harvest at the farm

Today I had the the day off, so I helped do harvest at Urban Eden Farm, an urban operation where I am lucky enough to live at and call my community. Lots of lovely fresh veggies came out of the field and greenhouses today, and they made quite the vibrant subject to sketch!  I amContinue reading “Spring Harvest at the farm”

Week 13: Merle Haggard

A sketch in my Moleskine daily planner of someone who inspires me, once a week, every week, in 2016. ******************************************* Who:    Merle Haggard When:  Born April 6, 1937 , died April 6th, 2016 Where: Born in California, and spent his entire career touring the  country Why:    Merle embodied what most people think ofContinue reading “Week 13: Merle Haggard”

Week 12: Vincent Van Gogh

A sketch in my Moleskine daily planner of someone who inspires me, once a week, every week, in 2016. ******************************************* Who:   Vincent van Gogh What: Dutch post- Impressionist painter who painted fabulously expressive, vivid landscapes, portraits and scenes of daily life.   Where:  The Netherlands (born 1853 , died  1890) Why:  Starry Night was my firstContinue reading “Week 12: Vincent Van Gogh”

Week 11: Temple Grandin

A sketch in my Moleskine daily planner of someone who inspires me, once a week, every week, in 2016. ******************************************* “I’m a visual thinker, not a language-based thinker. My brain is like Google Images.”                                          Continue reading “Week 11: Temple Grandin”