Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Pencil drawing, Pen & Ink with Watercolor

A pencil drawing, and a pen & ink with watercolor of a shed.
Photo reference Caz Theologo.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Pencil drawing a Barn

I used a Gioconda Red Chalk pencil to draw this Barn on mixed media paper.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Pencil Drawing Landscape

Pencil Drawing
A landscape. I am taking a Drawing Master class with Margaret Eggleton.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Pen & Ink with Watercolor

Pen & Ink with Watercolor
photo  reference Terri Wetzel
Rusty Bucket in the Old Barn Window.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mixed Media Art Journal Page

I used Creative Girl mixed media techniques on this page. With watercolor paints, glitter glue, confetti that I made using small heart & star punches, and black ink. The phrase that I used came from Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers. I am happy with the way that my page turned out, and I plan on using the Creative Girl techniques again.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Pencil Drawing Landscape

Pencil Drawing.
I took a Landscape Techniques class with Nancy Ellen Thompson.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Watercolor Lighthouse

The Highland Light @ Cape Cod .
I followed Leslie Fehling's tutorial.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Mixed Media note card

I made a quick little note card with one of the ACT's that I made the other day. I made a five petal flower from one of my Gelli prints, & used the same Gelli print to layer under my ATC. Then I painted around the Gelli print, the ATC, & the flower petals, with puffy paint, to make this cute little note card.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Mixed Media ATC

It has been a while since I have done any mixed media.
I have been focusing on improving my drawing lately.
I spent much of the day yesterday making a set of ATC cards.
I think that I am going to work on them a bit more & make them into note cards.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Pencil Drawing Hand Pump

Pencil drawing
Hand Pump
I used a HB, 2B, 4B, 6B pencil. I held my pencil in the underhand position , and used the flat side of my pencil for most of the drawing. I used the point of my pencil to get the small detail.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Pencil Drawing Cantina

Pencil drawing. I held my pencil in the underhand position often while drawing this picture. I am trying to loosen up my drawings.
I used an HB, 2B, 4B, & a 6B pencil on mixed media paper.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Pencil drawing of an Old Prospector

Just a small pencil drawing today. I did this last night while watching a movie with my husband. I tried to draw an old prospector. I used Gene Franks shading techniques.
I used HB, 2B, 4B, 6B.
I did the drawing on a 4" x 6" index card.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Pencil Drawing, Farm Tractor

Pencil Drawing.
Farm Tractor
I used HB, 2B, 4B, & 6B pencils.
On Mixed Media paper.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


My husband had a dentist appointment this morning. Just a routine cleaning. Our dentist has a garden, She grew carrots this year. After Matt's appointment was over she asked him if he wanted some carrots. He said sure. She gave him two HUGE carrots! these carrots weighed 3 lbs together!!! How often do you do to the dentist and come home with 3 lbs of carrots? LOL. Small town life! I Love it!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pencil Drawing

Pencil drawing on Strathmore paper.
I used a no 2, & a 4B pencil.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

My Grandma

I tried to draw my Grandma Mullenix.
It is very difficult for me to age a face correctly.
I will try to draw her again sometime.
I LOVED this women.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Drawing the Draped Figure

I took a class with Matt Weigle.
Drawing the Draped Figure.
I enjoyed the class very much.
But I am not happy with my drapes yet.
I will take the class again sometime.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Lion Head

I attempted to draw a Lion head.
Drawing a lion head is not easy.
I will try again.

Friday, October 9, 2015

I tried to draw Elvis

I tried to draw Elvis.
I am not happy with this drawing. It does not look enough like him.
I will try again sometime.
Strathmore drawing paper
pencils used HB 2B 4B 6B

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Pencil Drawing

A pencil drawing of my husband. I used a No. 2 pencil on mixed media paper.

Monday, September 28, 2015


I took a Portrait class with Alisha Dall Osto.
I used a No. 2 pencil on watercolor paper.
I don't know why I drew it on watercolor paper,
I should have used mixed media paper for easier shading.
I enjoyed the class so much.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fall Decoration

I made a Fall decoration for my South Porch this evening. Fall is my favorite color. I bought the Indian Corn at a Hutterite Store. I have had the metal leaves for a few years. I think that I bought them at Hobby Lobby. The Harvest colored ribbon I have had since 2009, and never used it until today. I guess I was waiting for just the right project.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Dimension Shading

My Sister Lyn as me to draw this picture of William L. Delay. I am enjoying my Dimension Shading class so very much.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Today's Garage Sale Find

Today's Garage Sale find. I got 23 stamps for $25.00. This Girl is going to be making some cards.

Dimension Shading

I am taking a Dimension Shading Class with Catherine Holmes, and I Love it. Here I shaded my Grandson.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Dimension Shading

I am taking a Dimension Shading class with Catherine Holmes. I am enjoying this class so very much!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Doodle Flower Card

I made another Doodle flower card, colored with Sharpie markers, and just a tiny bit of glitter.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Watercolor Koi

I enjoyed painting this Koi so very much. I followed Leona Jones tutorial to paint this Beautiful Koi.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Leather Midori Style Travelers Notebook

I made a Leather Midori style Travelers Notebook in the Field Notes size. I also made three inserts for the note book. I made this for a friend I hope that she likes it.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Garage Sale Find

Today's Garage  Sale Find.
I Love the Deep Blue color on this bottle!
I bought it for $1.00.
As soon as the inspiration hits me I am going to alter this bottle.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


I doodled another Flower card.
Colored with Sharpie marker & white gel pen.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


I used a dylusions stamp for the face, then Zentangled hair around the face.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Paper Bead Necklace

I made myself a new paper bead necklace. I made the paper beads with designer paper & cereal boxes. I used 20 paper beads & 21 seed beads. I purchased the heart pendent, and put a small key inside the heart and filled the heart with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. This was a Fun necklace to make & it is going to be a fun necklace to wear.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Do you like my new frame?

I painted this watercolor rooster in June. It was a 9 x 12 painting, so I put it in an 11 x 14 frame. Yesterday I was shopping at Wal Mart in the craft department, and saw this 8 x 10 frame with chicken wire in it. I thought this frame would be perfect for my rooster painting. So I cut the painting down & reframed it. What do you think? Better with the new frame?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Watercolor Blown Paint Technique

Watercolor Chicken.
Blown Paint Technique.
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Watercolor Butterfly on a Zinnia

Butterfly on a Zinnia
I only used 3 watercolors for this painting.
Colors red, yellow, & blue.
I mixed blue & yellow to get the green.
I mixed Yellow & red to get the orange.
I mixed yellow, red, & blue to get the black.
I used Gesso for the white on the Butterfly.
The most difficult color to mix was the black. I would get a muddy brown, then a dark green, & even a deep purple before finally getting the right mix of the 3 colors to make the black.
I used red, yellow, & blue for the background, then salted the background, to get the look that I wanted for the background.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015