Celebrating Myself in March

Who is this grumpy woman?  It’s me!  Only I’m really not grumpy. I’m just looking a little to intensely at my mirror.  It doesn’t really look like the beginning of a celebration, does it?  But it is. During my birthday month,  I’m making a conscious effort to focus on the things I like about myselfContinue reading “Celebrating Myself in March”

Creating Every Day in 2013

Today I signed up for the Creative Every Day Challenge.  I’m committing to doing something creative every day in 2013.  What I like about Leah Piken Kolidas’ challenge is that it calls for creativity in it’s broadest sense. So while I may draw or doodle some days, I can also practice my ukelele, take someContinue reading “Creating Every Day in 2013”

Lazily Copying From a Master: Van Gogh ATC

One of the ongoing swaps over at Illustratedatcs.com is the Art History 102. Each month the host chooses an artist and we can make cards adapted from one of the artists works or create a work in the artist’s style. I signed up for the Van Gogh month and this is the best card ofContinue reading “Lazily Copying From a Master: Van Gogh ATC”

Back to the Sketchbook

It’s been a long time since I’ve just played around in my sketchbook.   I forgot how fun it is to just scribble and hack away without any real attachment to the outcome.   I had spent some time working on an ATC for a self-portrait swap.  It just wasn’t working .  The drawing was okay, butContinue reading “Back to the Sketchbook”

Tagged! Six Random Things

I was tagged by Mary at Artsy Musings and so to get back into the swing of things around here I thought I’d share six random things about myself: I hate to exercise, but I’ve found that I like using a hula-hoop.   I’m just so pleased that I can keep the thing going. We gotContinue reading “Tagged! Six Random Things”

ATCs: More Self-Portraits

I’m finishing up my swaps for the year and that last one I completed was a self-portrait swap.   It’s sounds so strange and big-headed to say that I enjoy drawing myself.  But what can I say?  I do. I had to pretty myself up here for this drawing.  I’ve been called sir far too oftenContinue reading “ATCs: More Self-Portraits”

Having a Merry, Merry Time

This has been a great season for me.  Usually I fall into major winter funks that always seem to coincide with the few weeks before Christmas.  This year is different.  Maybe it’s because I’m spending so much time drawing and painting.  All that creative energy flowing seems to push away any funky feeling.   It’sContinue reading “Having a Merry, Merry Time”

Taking a Break

My husband is on vacation and so I’m taking a bit of a break.   I’ll be back in a couple of  weeks.  Thanks everyone for all of your kind comments.  I’m always so thrilled that people take the time to tell me what they think about my drawing.    It’s boosted my confidence so much.   TakeContinue reading “Taking a Break”