January 26, 2017

Bird Sketchbook Journal

Happy New Year!  This year I am challenging myself to create a sketchbook journal with drawings of birds that I am seeing in my area.  I […]
November 10, 2016

The Imperfect Three Pear Illustration

This past weekend I was inspired to do a quick color illustration with three pears came home from the grocery store.  Love that the size, color, […]
November 5, 2014

Copic Marker Class

It was exciting for me to teach an introductory Copic marker class at Reddi-Arts this past Saturday morning.  I really enjoyed learning from the students as […]
July 16, 2014

Tulip Drawing with Copic Markers

Playing around with adding color to my drawings with copic markers. I am more comfortable using a subject that I am very familiar when learning to […]
February 16, 2014

Hand Drawing Inspiration from Connie Riik Designs

Interior designer Connie Riik , from Jacksonville Beach Florida, has graciously offered her design work for me to use as inspirations for my drawings.  I admire […]
July 9, 2013

Practice Sketching Ideas

What a great idea to use the alphabet as a way to practice small thumbnail sketches.  I would think that these small images can also be […]
June 8, 2013

Complimentary Color as Inspiration

How do you find color inspiration for your work?  When creating visual effects with color, do you consider the color harmony or using a color scheme?  […]
April 1, 2013

My Drawing Hero Gabriel Campanario

Look what I found!  An article on my drawing hero, Gabriel Campanario, The Seattle Sketcher.   He is an illustrator and journalist for the The Seattle […]
March 11, 2013

Doors as Drawing Inspiration

Several years ago I had great fun drawing a series of door images.  The idea started while teaching my Friday morning drawing class. After finishing the […]
January 21, 2013

Fun with Flowers & Feathers

I have so much fun drawing and painting flowers.  I am enamored by them and enjoy using them as my art inspiration.  I work to capture […]
December 27, 2012

Creative Strategy: Life Long Learning

One of my favorite creative strategies is the idea of life long learning.  How great is this concept!  We can spend our whole life learning new […]
December 13, 2012

Fabulous Seattle Sketcher

Wouldn’t you like a little free library in your neighborhood? I think the Seattle Sketcher, Gabriel Campanario, does the best job writing interesting articles that include […]
December 6, 2012

Frank Ching as a Hand Drawing Expert and Author

Francis D.K. Ching is an incredible artist and author of the best architectural drawing drawing books.  He also has a wonderful blog called:  Seeing. Thinking. Drawing, […]
October 22, 2012

Sergio Rodrigues as an Inspiration

Sergio Rodrigues is a iconic Brazilian architect, interior designer and furniture designer.  I started learning about him when I found this delightful hand drawing of his […]
October 15, 2012

Rebecca Finds Time to Sketch

Finding time to practice your hand drawing skills is always a challenge.  Here are four of Rebecca J Stahr’s  sketches from her blog site.  It look […]
October 1, 2012

Coffee Shop Inspiration

I find drawing cylinder shaped objects to be challenging.  The oval tops and containers often look discombobulated and out of shape. While walking my dog the […]
September 20, 2012

Traveling Theme Drawing Inspiration

I really enjoying seeing drawings that are inspired from traveling themes.  James Gulliver Handcock successfully used his suitcase to created an interesting, humorous image.  His illustration […]
September 3, 2012

Desks for Drawing Inspiration

This desk image is just gorgeous.  I am appreciating the technique that was used.  The ink drawing is light and creates a realistic image.  The addition […]
August 30, 2012

Start by Drawing Small

What a brilliant way to use an office supply!  I am inspired to know that other visual artists are comfortable practicing their drawing skills with small […]
August 23, 2012

Kayak Trip Watercolor Images

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to take a primitive camping kayak trip, at the tip of  Vancouver Island, several summers ago.  We spend our […]
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