Friday, October 23, 2015

Inktober Week 2 & 3

Here are a few faces from week 2 & 3 of Inktober.  Please see week 1 if you haven't already.  I feel like I'm getting a bit more comfortable with inking.

I'm not even sure why I avoided it for so long. Some of these ladies are posted on my Esty for purchase.  

I've also opened up a custom purchase option.  If you would like to illustrate a picture for you I can do that!  

These are done on watercolor paper, I just like to texture of cold press.  I want to do some larger scale drawings with a bit of color.  So, Im looking forward to that.

I'm teaching a class in November and I would love if you would join me.  After you watch this video check out the side bar and click the owl button. 

Hope you all had a chance to make something this week.  If you did leave me a link down below. 

Have a great weekend! Sharing with Paint Party FridayArt It FridayWWYOW 

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fall Paintings + Etsy Updates

I had a craft festival this past Friday and wasn't able to sell anything.  I will be moving almost everything to ETSY so they are available there now!!!  I love painting so much.  Once a vision starts coming together I get so excited.

I have more of these mini wood block paintings coming.  They stand up on their own so you can set them right on a desk.  These two minis are on sale for $22 each.  Available Here!

The larger canvases are 8x8 and I am selling them for $80 each.  Available Here! If you are international please send me an email ( letting me know you are interested and I can get you an estimate on shipping.

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend.  It's getting cold here already.  I'm sorry if you have problems leaving comments.  I'm thinking about switching over to Facebook comments or Disqus.

Stay warm friends and please feel free to share this post and pin photos!  Sharing with Paint Party Friday

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop Blog Hop

Good Morning!  Welcome to the Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop Blog Hop!  Join me on a quick, artsy journey towards Gratitude and meeting the 8 AWESOME instructors of this workshop! And for a chance to WIN a free spot for you and a friend in the Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop, REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Click Here, as well as a GREAT PRIZE PACKAGE! 

If you arrived here from Zoey Scarpelli then you are in the right place. 

If you are starting here just follow the link below to go to the next blog and continue on the hop. Jennifer Albin!!

Gratitude. A feeling of appreciation or thanks. So simple, yet so mighty. It becomes mightier as we practice it in our lives. Growing it in a group makes it all the stronger.   This journal will help to reinforce it and give us a great reference that keeps us grounded.  Just imagine after one month how your attitude, those around you and your life will change.  Change your heart. Change your mind. Change your life. A month of gratitude. A month of miracles.  


I would like to share a page from my journal that I am grateful for and why.  I'm always making mistakes in my journal, having to start over.  I think life is the same way.  But it doesn't mean failure. I'm not sure if you can tell but I had to cut her out of the "failed page" and add her to a new one. Starting again is good if you just keep going!

Now for the good stuff.  Here is how you can win A FREE SPOT FOR YOURSELF AND A FRIEND,  Share my link...Click here!  

Share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and be sure to use #gratitudejunkjournal  and tag your friend when sharing.  Feel free to use the following button when sharing!  One lucky winner and a friend she tags will win.  

Contest is open October 14-18!  So hurry get your entries in!  Remember, #gratitudejunkjournal that is how we will find you!  And no worries, if you have already registered, your workshop fee will be refunded. Easy peasy!

Use this button below!!

Just for being an early bird registrant you have the chance to win this great prize package too!  Everyone, who signs up between 10/12 and 10/22 will be entered to win! 

Next on the hop is Jennifer Albin!!

What are you grateful for?  I would love to hear! 

***Some of the links in this post are affiliate links.  If you purchase a product after clicking the affiliate link, I will receive a small percentage of the sale with no extra cost to you.  I appreciate your support!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop - Open Registration

Good Afternoon,
I'm excited to announce that I will be a part of The Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop hosted by Tiare Smith!  Join our 30 day workshop with 8 talented artists for step by step video and written tutorials!  

For the month of November you will get lesson after lesson of top notch art journal fun.  We will be focusing on what we are grateful for and how to incorporate that into our art journals.  Click here to read the instructors bios!  We have a blog hop coming up soon so stay tuned!

When you sign-up using my special link you will receive: 

  • Access to my class as well as 11 other unique journal page lessons
  • Private access to our FaceBook Group
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • Tons of mixed media tips, tricks, and techniques

Registration closes October 31, 2015!

I wanted to give you an exclusive sneak peek photo to my class!  If you love owls like I do this class is for you!  You will receive a start to finish detailed video (and downloadable PDF) showing you how to draw and paint this fall inspired art journal page.  Feel free to share this post with friends and family!!

Thank you so much!  I hope to see you in class!!!

***Some of the links in this post are affiliate links.  If you purchase a product after clicking the affiliate link, I will receive a small percentage of the sale with no extra cost to you.  I appreciate your support!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Inktober 2015 Week 1 + Crafty Haul Video

Drawing with ink makes me nervous.  Inktober is a sort of like a challenge where you sketch in ink everyday for the month of October.  Whenever I use a different medium my art work grows a little bit.

In the past years, I spent so much time being jealous of other artists on social media that I think it crippled my confidence.  Just in the five days of doing inktober, I feel so fulfilled about the direction of my artwork.

I do a sketch with pencil first and then ink over it.  Not being able to erase forces you to make confident and intentional lines.  I don't plan everything out, sometimes I make it up as I go along. 

I hope you are encouraged to try something new so you get pushed out of your comfort zone.  You might be pleasantly surprised!  Prints will be available at the end of the month.  If you would like to see my sketches day to day you can find me on Instagram.

I did manage to pick up a few things over the past few weeks!  There are a lot of sales going on so I'd thought I would share.  

Have a great weekend friends! 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

100 Faces Update

Hi Friends, I wanted to give you an update on my 100 faces challenge.  I have a few pictured here. It's a really diverse group.  I plan to keep focusing on trying new things.  There are about 21 finished. Hopefully I can get another 20 done this month!  Do you have any creative goals for the month?  Please share down below in the comments.

I got good news...I will be doing my first Fall Craft Fair this month!  I feel like the Lord has opened an awesome door for me.  If you have any advice for me please pass it along.  I still need to figure out my set up and what exactly I'm going to sell.

Is anyone doing Inktober?  If you haven't heard about it click here to learn more...I'm going to give it a try!

Have a great weekend!  Sharing with Paint Party FridayArt It Friday