A Girl Needs Her Coffee!

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Studio Calico has a member design challenge, so I decided to give it a try and offer up my cute girl doodling for a coffee themed stamp set. At least, that's what I think would be cool. The idea is to have these everyday items to use in our daily documentation and planners... because coffee is ...

#The100DayProject

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I've been taking it easy this month, waiting for our 2nd baby to arrive (any day now!) but still keeping myself creatively active via Instagram. It's probably because Instagram is so easy to update on a day-to-day basis. I joined in on the #The100DayProject challenge all about the process of making for 100 days in a row. You ...

Exploring Shapes in Black and White

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Lately I've been trying to get back to the basics and spending my creative playtime exploring basic shapes and simple patterns... all in black and white. Putting black pen to paper is my go-to creative habit and that's how all my ideas blossom. I realize that there is nothing amazing about all these basic shapes. It's all been done before ...

Thank Goodness for Bootcamp!

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As Marie Forleo says, "we must CREATE before we CONSUME," but I'm so glad to have  a community around me to help spur my creativity into action. Sometimes you need to see creation around you to get pushed into doing something. As an introvert, I live in my head a bit too much. I think creative ...

Owl Girl Illustration

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How long can I dwell on this little owl girl? I can't seem to figure out how to finish her off and have been playing a lot with different color experiments. It would be the start of a beautiful series now that I'm getting really comfortable with this style of character drawing. My little helper seems ...

Succulent Dinnerware Designs With Lilla Rogers Make Art That Sells

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For the second week of Make Art That Sells with Lilla Rogers, we learned all about the home decor market and ended up playing with designing dinnerware. I decided to concentrate on my drawings of succulents and transforming them with splashes of bold color.  It was a design that immediately came to mind, I just ...

Just Draw It – Pensieri Issue 7 is Digital!

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The most popular issue of Pensieri is by far issue 7, Just Draw It! It's about doodling fun and letting go of the fear of drawing. I go through the basics with lots of examples and fun exercises. Read about my philosophy of drawing fearlessly - 31 pages of creative wisdom and playtime. BTW, CraftyPod interviewed me about ...

Peek Into My Sketchbook

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Working on cute girls - what a surprise for me, eh? I realize that calling them "big hair girls" is not the most creative... but my first thought of "hairy girls" is decidedly worse. LOL. I crack myself up like that all the time, because I am that much of a nerd. Sigh sigh... hope you are having ...