Update and Art Adventures

Wow I looked the other day and noticed I haven’t posted on here in almost 2 years. Life and business got a little crazy busy for me. Now things are slowing down a bit, I am going to try to keep up to date with this blog and share a bit more, I am hoping for at least twice a month. So what have I been up to since last we talked…

Inktober 2017 - I completed drawings for everyday in October. If you would like to learn more on what Inktober is go here. I wasn’t able to keep up with the inking everyday but I did complete the drawings.


New Tattoo - my cousin was turning 40 in 2017 and we decided she needed to do something she had never done before so we decided to get tattoos together. We each got something different and I chose to celebrate my love for Harry Potter by getting the little stars from the corners of the interior of the book on my wrists.


Vacation Time - The boyfriend and I went to Hershey, Pennsylvania for our yearly vacation. Did I say boyfriend? Well now he is The Fiancé, he surprised me and proposed while we were there. I was not expecting it at all!


Holiday Spirit Fairies - Towards the end of the year in a Facebook Group I am in for people who love Jane Davenport’s art supplies hosted a little holiday art prompt list for Holiday Spirit Fairies. Here are a few of the ones I came up with from the prompt list.


Now onto 2018

Bullet Journal - I started bullet journaling. This has been one of the best decisions I have made. I am able to keep track of my goals and stick to them a little better with this process of planning. I have made it as a habit and I still use it to this day to help keep track of everything.


Freelance Work - 2018 proved to be tremendously busy. I was able to work on some really fun project based books. I was able to create the projects and photograph the process, then design the book around the projects. I had a blast on these and will be creating a blog post about them soon.

Harry Potter Doodle Challenge - I had joined a little planning group on Facebook that were also big fans of Harry Potter. They set challenges every month to follow and get points for completing. Here is a spread of doodles that I was able to keep up with.


Mermay - I wasn’t able to complete a drawing everyday for Mermay this year. I did however completely a few. Here are a couple of my favorites.


Kayaks - We bought a couple kayaks to get out in nature and relax a bit more. I really am enjoying kayaking!


Murphy Dog - On some very sad news. I lost my Murphy Dog due to cancer in August of 2018. He was almost 13 years old. He was my little shadow and we had such an incredible bond. I still miss him dearly.


Tea Paintings - I painted these little watercolor tea paintings to be auctioned off for a local charity.


Ronan - Well I couldn’t handle how quiet the house was without the little tapping of paws on the floor. So in October we brought home little Ronan. She is an Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler. She is such a trip and can be super rambunctious if we do not get her outside for exercise at least once a day. She is super smart and was learning tricks at such a young age. Here is a picture of her when we brought her home and how she has grown to being 10 months old now.


One Chance - I created a cover the year prior for one of my clients. The author for this book is a teenager and her and her Mom sent me this awesome gift for Christmas. It is cool to see merchandise with your designs on it.


Sweet 16 Invitation - I was asked to create an invitation for my cousin’s daughter. It was a wonderful enchanted Sweet 16 Birthday!


I tried to get you up to date with a short but quick blog post. Thank you for taking the time to join me on my adventures.  If you would like to see my work in progress pictures or just some creative randomness you can follow me on Instagram and Facebook.