Saturday, October 24, 2015

IF: Adventure

I'd like to go on a star photography adventure! Far from city lights with a nice small campfire to warm my toes!

Watercolors on 90lb cold press. (Just got some Schmincke Horadam watercolors... omg..)

And something spooky just because. :) 
Watercolors on 90lb cold press

Monday, September 28, 2015

extra little things

There's a new gallery opening up next month and I've already picked out my wall to rent! Here are a couple little things I am putting up:

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Character development

Trying to channel this adorable little girl!
Here are 3 different versions.

sketched in graphite, inked with brush pen, colored in photoshop

Sunday, September 6, 2015

IF: Old

Granny Annabel was lost in thought, thinking of her long gone youth.

Watercolor on sketch paper

Sunday, August 30, 2015

IF: Work

Apparently to my daughter, it takes a lot of "work" to look this "good." :)

gouache on 140lb cold press

Monday, August 24, 2015

IF: Pointy

Penny the Pirate had her own pointy stick, her trusty sword: Quicksilver!

Watercolor on 140lb cold press

Sunday, July 12, 2015

IF: Garden

She built her fort in the tree in the overgrown garden, but didn't allow any boys to come see.

Watercolor and ink on 140lb cold press

Thursday, July 9, 2015

SCBWI: Diverse

My friends and I are different from each other, and we wouldn't have it any other way!
Watercolor on 140lb cold press

Friday, July 3, 2015

IF: Sharp

Stay sharp with knowledge!
Has anyone used Fresh Paint on the Surface tablet?! So much fun!

Friday, June 26, 2015

SCBWI: Adventure

Bah! I was late with this one. 
Looking for an adventure? Open a book!
Digital (Photoshop)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

SCBWI: Picture Book Gumbo

My regional SCBWI site was calling for banner art for an upcoming workshop! 
Check out my piece on the site here! Or see it below:

Saturday Sketch

I worked at the library this last Saturday, but I didn't have much time to paint. :( 
I was able to produce this cutie though:
I have an English Bulldog named Izzy. And this is how I picture her in my mind.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Stuff

I need to start balancing things and setting priorities! Painting should be at the top of the list, but recently, I've had to push it aside for other things. I've been going through withdrawals!
Also I've been working on a couple new books. It's hard having so many ideas and choosing which one to work on first. I'm trying to work on all of them at the same time... Good idea? Bad?

IF: Triangle

I didn't know what to do for this topic, so I drew a triangle and went from there. 
It turned into a dress. :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

IF: Ruckus

Little Tommy Troublemaker loved to create a ruckus!
And drumming on Mom's newly cleaned pots was just that!
Digital - Photoshop

Sunday, March 8, 2015

IF: Path

Geromy wasn't sure which path to choose.
Is destiny worth the difficult terrain or does the brighter path foresee the rewards ahead?

Gouache and ink on 140lb cold press

Monday, March 2, 2015

00 Brush

I bought a 00 Winsor Newton brush (I never use tiny brushes since watercolor brushes already have a nice sharp point...) and some waterproof drawing ink. 
Now I'm in love with ink brush line + gouache.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

IF: Reflection

Mr. Toad had only his reflection to keep him company in his tiny, shiny prison.

Gouache on 140b watercolor paper, cold press

Friday, February 20, 2015

IF: Sleep

Missed Illustration Friday by HOURS! Ah well, here's my "sleep" topic: (A true story)
Belladonna went to sleep on the couch with her favorite blanket and a damp cloth on her forehead.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

IF: Noise

The gypsy could only hear the noise of spirits moaning, calling out for retribution. 

Is it Halloween yet? Let's skip summer and go straight to autumn!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

New Book Sneak Peek

Starting an all digitally painted book about my favorite bunny, Harvey! Here's a sneak peek:

Thursday, February 5, 2015

2015 Hourlies

My first year doing hourlies!! (Though I was a day late.... so this is from 2/2/15)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

IF: Paper

Harvey likes his paper early in the morning
before he brushes his ears and with a cup of carrot tea.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ebook out!!

Made an adorable lil ebook for little people! :) I really like making these little stories and uploading them to Amazon! I think of them as digital board books....
Click the image to be transferred to Amazon!

Click Here

Monday, August 25, 2014


*my precioussssss*
Buy it as an ebook here! Or get it as a printed paperback here!

Saturday, August 23, 2014


...stories fall through. And that's ok. Just keep painting and you'll get that grand story down the road.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sketch Daily

For my first sketch daily, I used a brush pen on copy paper. This is one of my dearest friends, Larrie, and it's his 30th birthday today! He is a Master of Design and in my eyes that makes him a 
KUNG FU MASTER OF DESIGN.  So there you go...

Sunday, June 22, 2014

IF: Summer

I don't think I ever really miss Summer when it's Winter. 
But I sure do miss Winter during Summer!

Saturday Work Days

I work one Saturday a month at the library. Thankfully, those days are pretty slow so I'm able to get in some practice painting. :)

Portrait of a coworker in light gouache
A tree during staff training day