My water color artwork . One of my early work in this medium . 🙏🙂 I can’t make this again . I have improved much in art . The strange thing is I can’t make my early work again . It was made with a brain that I don’t have now. Therefore these early artworks have some value for me .
On a whim, I made this spoof advertisement based on any skincare on earth claiming that it’ll give us forever youthful skin.
Chuckling and smiling to myself, I sketched out the real ingredients to remain youthful in life instead. Have you noticed how young and alive a person can be, no matter their age, when they have that sense of wonder in them?
“Pachamama South American Goddess of Fertility, Cultivation and Harvest with the ability to sustain life on Earth.”
The ephemera: original vintage maps, original documents from the 1800s; high quality reproductions of natural history illustrations of leaves and butterfly, original vintage dictionary pages. original vintage nautical charts, vintage post mark.
i am meditating on my inner father lately after realizing i have never met him but i have been having so many dreams lately with my father in them a father whom i do not consider a father figure so i asked myself what does my inner father look like? who is he? what is my relationship with him?
my inner mother, on the other hand has grown stronger since i let her in comforting reassuring letting me know i’m not a fuck up & i am loved.
I’ve been filming myself painting and drawing a lot lately. It’s fun! This one turned out surprisingly well, considering I was working with no sketch, just eyeballing it as I checked my photo reference.
As it happens, I did manage to get the proportions of the pond wrong, but I think you’d never know if you didn’t see the photograph I used. The photo is one I took on my trip to Spain and Portugal—now almost two years ago. I really miss traveling!
So here is a little time lapse to take you to a shady secret garden in Gerona, Spain. We came across this garden at the old St Pere monastery while en route to the old medieval wall. Fun fact: they filmed scenes for Game of Thrones in this small medieval town to serve as Braavos in season six.
Sometimes a sketch just comes at you in a surprising way. My Mom posted this sweet photo of a newly born lamb, and I immediately thought–so cute I want to draw him! And now, because I am drawing so much, all my supplies are readily at hand. I picked up my ink only journal and a sharpie and did the sketch. What a joy, fun and quick. A happy drawing. I think that is a good goal, to draw as many subjects as I can that really make me happy.
Inspired by one of the #sketchbookskool email assignments I decided to get a Strathmore tinted paper book. The first couple of pages are just experimenting with different mediums to see what works best. I have discovered that that oil based white sharpie I bought has some limitations–the paper just sucks it in, so it really…
✏️🐰🖌️ SO TRUE, DEARS. BUNNIES ALSO CAN BE A FINE MOTIF.
Langley on Whidbey Island is a pretty little North Puget Sound town with colorful buildings, views of the snow covered Cascades and the art/restaurant/shopping scene tourists like. But my favorite was the omnipresence of bunnies cavorting everywhere like they own the place! And not just the little brown bunnies that populate our lawns now in Olympia, but a smattering of other breeds of different sizes and colors and fur types. Like these above. And the story goes that the 4H’ers had a show in town and somehow the bunnies got loose and did what bunnies to so well to populate the town with their offspring. Reminded me of the bunnies we raised when my boys were little. I’ve forgotten their names but remember the soft twitchy trembly-ness of holding them on your lap.