Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Possum Daily Socks Exchange February 13th

What's all this fuss about the Socks Exchange? I change my socks everyday. Watercolor in Jane Davenport's Canvas Journal.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Happy Birthday, Little Debbie!

February 12th is Little Debbie's Birthday!
Gouache in Jane Davenport's Canvas Journal.

Follow along as I try and try again to sketch a baby in a highchair!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

From Sketchbook to Canvas: White Birches

I was inspired by a sketchbook page to work on an old canvas that was just sitting down in the basement. The canvas had gone through several transformations - all of which turned into disasters - and I was tempted to carry it out to the burn barrel one day when I was organizing "stuff"! 

Figuring I couldn't ruin it anymore than it already was, I decided to have a final go at it... 

Art Journal Flip: Rendr by Crescent

Art Journal Flip: Rendr "No Show Thru Paper" Journal by Crescent for Art Markers

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Art Journal Flip #2

Narrated Art Journal Flip #2
Lots of Sketchbook Skool and Liz Steel's Sketching Now Foundations course homework!

Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Journal. Watercolors, ink, and mixed media.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Achieving Interesting TOPOGRAPHY: 4 items I use for texture

Working to finish a project on canvas by rolling air drying Crayola Model Magic into "seeds". I will use Matte Medium to fix them to the canvas and then paint them with acrylics.
I used cheesecloth, white wrapping tissue paper, and corrugated cardboard to create other textures on the canvas. 

Short video to explain my  process:

Birthday Love Letter!

I painted a "love letter". 

It's not TO my husband on his birthday, but FOR my husband on his birthday! As you can see, it's for his other love interest. Acrylic on canvas board.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

"Staring at a Rock" One of the 7 Types of Ordinary Happiness by Leunig: River Rocks

River rock designs done with Lamy Safari Pen and Noodlers Bulletproof black ink on smooth Bristol paper.

Side view with water swirls.

View from above with water swirls.

View from above with grey watercolor water swirls.

Tall river rocks with swirls below.

Side view rocks with watercolor and white water.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Super Duper Blue Blood Moon Rare Lunar Event January 31, 2018

On January 31, 2018, a Super Blue Blood Moon will be visible from the United States for the first time since 1866.

It is a Super Moon because on January 30th the Moon will be at the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth.  The Moon appears to be at its largest and brightest during this time.

It is a Blue Moon because it is the second full moon during the calendar month of January. The first full moon was on January 1st.

It is a Blood Moon because the Earth will pass between the Moon and the Sun creating a shadow on the Moon. The Moon can appear reddish at this time.

It is also a Lunar Eclipse event that will be visible in Hawaii, Alaska, and Eastern Asia and Australia.

Celtic Breakfast Fundraiser for the Rentschler Arboretum March 17, 2018

Original folk art inspired by popular Celtic motifs of birds, trees, leaves, flowers, knots and interlacing ribbon patterns . Hand drawn and colored. Donated as an auction item to benefit the Rentschler Arboretum in Northern Berks County. 


Ink work done with a black Sakura Glaze pen.

Various brand watercolors on a Crescent Watercolor board.