City of Lights

Maybe it was inspiration from Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings of NYC, maybe it was sheer excitement to receive a new set of sharpie markers from my boyfriend… or maybe, as I later discovered after drawing … maybe I just played The Last of Us.EPSON MFP image

Pretty Bird!

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Watercolors are fun. Metallic Watercolors are cooler. It is tough to tell in this image scan, but each of the berries are actually sparkly. It was fun creating emphasis on such a minute feature… and the bird. Blending watercolors to create his feathers and the added benefit of the special textured paper really helped me along. Its funny, most of us artists are concerned about what writing utensil we are using, but not the media we are spewing our creations onto. I purchased the paper at a craft store for a buck, with torn edges, a deep texture, and a variety of colors–Strange background media, like this paper, gives the painting something a little extra. <3

Colored Pencils + Love = Happiness

What is it that inspires you?

There’s something to sitting in a coffee shop with a pack of colored pencils and some rough textured black paper. Its wonderful to just feel away from everything for a few hours, engulfed in flowery-goodness while sipping a chai tea latte with someone I truly admire.

Just feels happy

Made with colored pencils, black textured paper, and a little love <3
Made with colored pencils, black textured paper and a little love <3

Flowers are a Girls Best Friend…

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Not diamonds. Okay, flowers don’t last as long as diamonds. But flowers are calming, relaxing, and smell wonderful.

I used to always think, “well I can only draw flowers, that must make be a terrible artist.” But really, the fact of the matter is, if I can hone my love for drawing flowers, my painting and illustrations will improve with me as i’m enjoying the many variances… even the total far off and non-existing breeds that emerge from my imagination.

What is it that inspires you?

There’s something to sitting in a coffee shop with a pack of colored pencils and some rough textured black paper. Its wonderful to just feel away from everything for a few hours, engulfed in flowery-goodness while sipping a chai tea latte with someone I truly admire.

Just feels happy.

So.. A flower a day… or at least until I get tired of it :) Every now and then i’ll update this post with some flower images.

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