Hi February.


My sons are turning 16 and 19 this month. We have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go. It’s good work, so I do not mind.

I have been running and working and drawing and painting and lettering since January and now coloring since February 1 with Kathy Racoosin’s The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. I had done a lot of coloring and cards that I just did not publish online. Sometimes I felt that the photos were not good enough. Sometimes I felt the art was not good enough and sometimes I was right about both and sometimes I was just insecure. Maybe I got tired of that.




My word for 2016 is still.  It is not about inaction as it is about doing my part and waiting peacefully for things to work out the way they need to as opposed to the way I think they should, because I do not always know better than everyone else.

I got around to seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I liked it, even if there was a LOT that was familiar about it :) It was a good movie date with my husband.

IMG_20160112_140613043.jpgAs you can see, I got a little painting done. I am not happy with the state of my lettering, but it is improving. I have been keeping up with all of the new products unveiled at the CHA show, but shortly before it started, I got the opportunity to view a demonstration for Prima’s Confections Watercolors and I don’t talk about products much on here, but these are really on my mind because they are so portable and the pigments looked good, too.




img_20160106_133736.jpg    I am doing a lot of sketching and practicing these days but since that usually leads to the creation of something new and interesting, I do not mind. I tend to be a restless person when it comes to this stage of bringing new ideas together, but the fact that I refuse to give up balances that out for now and keeps me from getting frustrated. I hope that continues to be the case. Outside, the snow is almost completely gone, but the sidewalks and roads are still slick in the mornings so the kids have been going to school a couple of hours late. That messes with the things I have planned, but it also opens windows for me to work on creative projects. I hope that continues to be the case as well :)

B is for snow day.


Just when I thought everyone was off to school, we got a few inches of snow and ice and another day of hanging out at home, much to my daughter’s chagrin. As you can see, I used some of the time I had to work on my hand lettering. I am not as dusty as I thought, but I look forward to the practice I plan to get. :)