Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Digital sketch on the iPad with inspire pro. Green is still totally my favorite color.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Dress up French Toast Girl!

Ancient history, people…. who remembers this?

And it still works!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Sacrifice and creativity

It's the first day of Lent today, Ash Wednesday. So to prepare, we made some Sacrifice Beads (also called Good Deed Beads) to help act as reminders to help others. Because this was sort of spur of the moment, we used what beads we had on hand - in a few cases, a fish or a heart stood in for the cross. Either way, when you do a good deed as an offering, you move a bead towards one end as an act of love. 

Directions to make your own: I promise it's not hard at all, and children can make them with just a little help and supervision. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

happy happy valentine's day!

Another year, another valentine. Are they getting big or what?!

And now let's have a trip in the wayback machine!










Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ponies, cycles, baseball.

Much progress since last post. Sadly, gastroenteritis kicked my butt a week ago, so progress hasn't been as swift as I'd like. BUT! Here are more WIPs.... um.... in progress. (I've been posting more snaps of these along the way to my FB page as well.)

My homegirl Twilight Sparkle, though I preferred her in non-princess, all-geek mode.

TRON lightcycle is coming along nicely. In this case more water = more metallic and fluid, probably owing to the fact that water is a liquid... moving on.....

Matt Kemp of the Dodgers, who I only know about because of my nephew's request. He will either be the hardest, or the easiest to paint. We shall see.

Being sketched and painted next: Spongebob characters, Steve from Minecraft, and bacteria. Because this is Christmas and all the kids get to choose what they want a painting of. Who am I to judge?

Sunday, November 17, 2013


The holiday paintings have begun! I am trying the crazy/ambitious idea of painting four at the same time; then I can move on to the next batch. First up for today: light cycle and rider from Tron Legacy, and Princess Twilight Sparkle. I don't care if she has wings and is a princess and all that. She'll always be my favorite Pony. 

(Note for next year: how about everyone gets ponies, huh? Isn't that a great idea? Right? Anyone?)

Reflections aplenty, limited palette. I still think there's one coming up that's going to be more challenging......

Friday, November 08, 2013


Close to being done. I kind of want to go all over the tree one with fine white outline detail. Or should I leave it alone? As always, click to embiggen.