Today I thought I’d paint the pinhole camera that I used earlier that day. Pinhole photography is my other hobby, and probably the one I love the best. Not probably, IS the one I love the best. It is easy and fun and It makes me feel good. Sketching and painting are the hobbies that…

Bananas 🍌

I thought I’d keep going with simple one subject still lifes. I am calling this “deconstructed bananas.”

Getting there? #30by30DirectWatercolor2018 day 9

It’s far from perfect but for the first time this week I feel like I kind of (ever so slightly) understand this Direct Watercolor technique. Obviously I have a long way to go, but at the very least I don’t hate the process! I kind of like it, in fact. 🙂 Today I think I…

#30by30DirectWatercolor2018 Day 5

Today I used a photo as a reference to paint from. I thought about the Direct watercolor technique and saw this tree on my run and thought it might be interesting to try to paint. I liked the contrast of the pink flowers against the leaves, so I snapped a photo. It’s not perfect but…

#30by30directwatercolor2018 day 4

The brain critic is strong. I hope that in 30 days I can look back and see progress! Watercolor in general confounds me but I’m determined to learn.

#30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge day 1

A few weeks ago I had a dream in which I was sitting at a table with acclaimed Spokane watercolor artist, Stan Miller. In the dream he was strongly encouraging me to take his class but I was reluctant and didn’t feel like I was good enough to do it and I was surprised that…

February sketches

Whoa! I completely skipped posting my daily sketches and didn’t even realize it. So, here is an update of some of my favorite Hobonichi sketches from February. Part of my problem is that I am forever feeling self conscious about my sketches. And the Hobo has proven to be a personal space (which I love)….

Shiny new things

Since I decided not to buy a cover for the Hobonichi I was worried that it would it would get messed up hanging out in my bag. I found this Diary Pouch at Baum-kutchen and it’s perfect. It carries a few pens in the zipper case and the Hobo fits nicely in the main pocket….

Week one with the Hobonichi

My first week was spent trying to figure out exactly how I was going to use this little journal. I also spent some time obsessing over covers. Apparently, the company makes limited edition covers each year and they sell Out pretty quickly. There were a few still left at the Hobonichi store but I decided…

Happy New Year!

My interest in drawing has been very up and down this year. I haven’t picked up a pen in a few months. I had some knitting projects I wanted to finish and so drawing took a back seat. For Christmas I received a drawing instruction book for pen and ink and it renewed my interest….


Ahh. Nothing like a little getaway to reset. This has been a fun weekend at the beach. 

A perfect day

I haven’t had much time for this lately, and I’ll admit that I started the page for June 3rd three days ago. But it was nice to finish it. I need to remember how fun and relaxing these are.