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Illustration Friday – Up

February 6, 2017


I recently rediscovered the wonders of Photoshop. I’ve been using it for making ads and other graphic design needs,  but I’ve never used it for painting. I’m starting slowly, learning which brushes I like and using the Mixing brush to mimic how paint can mix on canvas or paper. I’m looking forward to more experimenting.

Daily Sketch(es) – Art Dump

February 29, 2016

I’ve regained my ability to knit! This has cut into my sketch time a little, but I’ve been trying to sneak a bit in every night.

These are all prompts from The Daily Post.

World’s Best Widget – I totally spelled widget wrong which is why the full title is cut off. I’m blaming my lack of cursive practise.


Evasive Action


Mad Lib – I was thinking love and healthcare so here’s and angry, left-wing nurse queen?


Daily Sketch – Money for Nothing

February 15, 2016


Daily Sketch – Thanks, Hindsight

February 15, 2016


Full disclosure: I did this on Feb. 15.

Daily Sketch – Never Again

February 14, 2016


Daily Sketch – Alma Mater

February 13, 2016


Another prompt from The Daily Post.
I’m a lifetime student at the University of Knitting.

Daily Sketch – Quirk of Habit

February 12, 2016


The Daily Post puts up a writing prompt everyday. Yesterday’s was “Quirk of habit”. I decided to go with quirky habit.

What’s Up?

February 11, 2016

I’ve been pretty busy the last FOUR years over at Play at Life Fiber Arts!


I have been making art, but its been pretty minimal.


I have been knitting tons…


which has lead to some hand issues and a forced break from knitting and spinning. So I’m doodling and sketching more and I figured why not start some daily sketch posts.

So here’s number one, some brush marker doodles I drew while watching BBC’s Emma.


More tomorrow!


June 15, 2011

I’ve been bogged down and feeling very meh about art in general lately. So I didn’t even get started on my piece for ARN! this month until Monday, the day before our June meeting. I had been thinking about the theme (letters) and I didn’t have any concrete idea.

I had just downloaded a free printmaking ebook from Cloth, Paper, Scissors and I knew I wanted to try some of the techniques. So I broke out the foam sheets I picked up at the Dollar Store and made an A+ stamp. I like that I can just paint on the foam with regular acrylics and not worry about cleaning it. It’s easy to cut and cheap – my favorite part of the process.

One of my son’s friends made a comment about one of my self portraits this weekend that gave me pause. “You painted a picture of yourself?!?!” I’m still not sure if he was appalled that I would do such a ballsy, self important thing. Or if he was impressed by the skill required. So I decided to try to get away from painting my own face so much.

I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. I think I was successful in making a piece that feels personal but isn’t obviously about me.

Leaving It Behind, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 12"x9"

And I have good news! I got a piece into the Narrows Baggage show!!! My friend Deb Carlson also got a piece in! Both are from the Sticks and Stones theme at ARN! How cool is that?

Always With Me, Acrylic and Collage on Canvas, 20" x 16"

In which I hit send :gulp:

May 19, 2011

Always Changing 12"x12" Acrylic and Collage on canvas

I applied to a group show.

This is a huge step for me. I’ve entered shows before and I’ve gotten in a couple. But never in my own city. I’m excited and hopeful. Things have been crazy busy around here since the Great Rhody Yarn Crawl. I have another fiber festival coming up and I can’t keep Maki in the shop. Making time to paint is an ongoing struggle but being the ARN! keeps me on my toes.