How I feel About Painting Memorial Commissions

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Today I wanted to share about something that I went through at the end of 2020. I haven't spoken much about it to date, at least publicly. I wanted to talk about this little commissioned memorial pet portrait, and in doing so, talk about that tough part in my life, since this little painting had a big effect on me at that time.

DIY Christmas Orange Slice Garland

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Orange Slice Garland

If you're looking for old fashioned Christmas decor ideas, orange slice garland is a great go-to! It's easy to make, very cost-effective, and, if stored properly, can last a long time. In this post I will show you how I made my DIY Christmas Orange Slice Garland, and definitely feel free to change and improvise your own orange slice garlands. Let's take a look...

REVIEW - Arteza Gouache & Paper + Timelapse

Friday, March 27, 2020

I don't normally venture outside of my usual art supplies too much -- maybe here and there -- mainly because I really like the supplies I currently use, and because art supplies can be expensive, so if I like what I've got going on, why not just keep going with it. But, I have been wanting to do more work with gouache for a while (haven't used it since college), and, conveniently, Arteza reached out to me to see if I'd like to try some of their art supplies a few weeks ago. I've seen a lot of fellow artists out there giving them a go, so I thought I would too. So, in this post, you can watch me make a little gouache painting and review some of the products I was sent. Take a look...

Easy Elegant DIY Christmas Ornaments

Friday, December 20, 2019

Wow! Again, this year, at this time, I feel like I'm going a mile a minute trying to wrap up last minute projects and tasks. Not to mention the running around for shopping and errands. At times I do wish things could be a little easier and more calm this time of year, but I guess it just comes with the territory, and I love the Christmas and Holiday season so much--it's definitely my favourite part of every year--so I'll never "Krank" it!! I'll put too many things on my "to do" list, stress, meltdown even, and, at some point in there, realize it's all going to be fine - it's Christmas! So, in the spirit of squeezing tasks in, of course I had to get up at least one Christmas post! In this post I'll show you how to make 2 different Christmas ornaments for an elegant touch to your Christmas Tree. And most of the supplies can be found at a dollar store. Let's take a look...

Hand Lettering Series Part 5 - Bounce Lettering

Monday, September 23, 2019

Bounce lettering is one of the easiest ways to add some extra style to your hand lettered projects. There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to creating bounce lettering, so that's what I'll be going over in this post in the Hand Lettering Series. Let's get into bounce lettering...