Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WOYWW #7- Beginning to Paint Again

Dear Readers,
Happy Wednesday!  Sunday was my 30th birthday, and I am very excited to begin this new decade in my life.  On my desk you can see one of my presents from my awesome brother in law- a travel sketchbook that you can paint in! I am planning to put that to good use as soon as I can.  I have begun painting my florals again after taking a break- I am still finding it frustrating but I am trying to persevere!  The painting on my desk is a Tickseed Sunflower, and the final picture is a Swamp Milkweed.  Check out some other great artists at WOYWW!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WOYWW#6- Altered Book Journaling!

Dear Readers,
Happy Wednesday!  I hope that you are having fun visiting all of the artists through What's on Your Workdesk Wednesdays. It's been a great week, with a surprise 30th birthday party, a blog award, and now I have a summer job offer! It will make things busier this summer, but hubby and I are trying to buy a house, so the extra cash will always help.  I can't believe people are thinking about the summer already!  I'll just be happy to see the first signs of spring!  Here is my desk this week-I finally got a picture while it was still light out!  I've started altering an old book- its written in German, that will be fun to work with!  I haven't done much inside yet, so I'll leave you with a drawing I did of a White Snakeroot. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Liebster Award!

Dear Readers,
This morning, Yori 2 Yayie nominated me for a Liebster Award for my blog! I am very excited and honored.  I do try to share with the world some of the art I love to make, and the struggles that go along with it.  I hope that you will visit her page, and the 5 other wonderful bloggers that I have nominated!
Happy Sunday!


This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. Once you've been nominated, you award it to five blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers, to encourage new visitors to visit these blogs.


Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have fewer than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

Here are five awesome blogs that I think you should check out:
Deep Cove Flowers
Journal Illustrations and Musings
Watercolors by Joan 2
Wild Cards on my Workdesk
My Art Journey  

Please do take the time to visit these ladies, I am sure you will be blessed, as I was…I know you will enjoy their work!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WOYWW #5-I love sepia!

Dear Readers,
Happy Wednesday! I thought it would be nice to show you my drawings next to the images I was working from. This week I focused on pen and ink. I've been getting frustrated with watercolor lately. So bring on the amazing Prismacolor sepia pens! These are a Joe Pye Weed and a Black Snakeroot. Don't forget to check out the rest of the amazing WOYWWers!