Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Creative Sharebook

Recently, I have started a small group on Facebook focused on getting inspired to use our sketchbooks more often!
My sister, mom and I used to take a colored pencil class together. Now everyone is in different states but miss the creative activity we enjoyed together.
Creative Sharebook is my way of still being artsy together. It's not the huge commitment of an actual piece; just some sketches and playing around with ideas - about anything and everything!
We're almost through our first week. I'm enjoying it so far! And I hope it continues to go wel!
If you would like to join us, find us on Facebook!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bon Voyage Friends

There are a few dogs at work that are moving away. One being an absolute favorite of mine, Razor. My day got brighter just seeing his face waiting for me in the play area! I've known him for a few years now and it's going to be so weird not seeing him every week at work. I am so very sad about it.
I wanted to make him a going away card...although he can't read. I wanted his parents to know how awesome of a dog they have, that he made an impact on us and that we are going to miss him dearly!
Same with another Camper of ours, Tucker. He's such a sweet boy...I'll be sad to see him leave Camp as well.
After making these, I got into a groove of card making! I made a few others as well!
They are all made on watercolor paper. I used a Papermate Liquid Expresso pen and watercolor pencils.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Ride it like you stole it!

Finished a new piece yesterday. A co-worker has a paralyzed dog named Megan. Megan's back legs do not work. Her momma does everything she can for this little girl! She has a wheelchair and is clinical trials too. (If you'd like to learn more about their story, here's the link to a lovely article on them!)
Megan is a little speed demon in her chair!

Friday, November 6, 2015


Finished Elvis' pet portrait the other day. It turned out really well! His mom really like it!! :)

I met Elvis 5 years ago, when I first started working at Camp Ruff It. He is such a special dog to me. Helping take care of a dog a lot throughout 5 years is one of the best parts of my job. I get to see them grow up, get to know their personality, bond with and love them like they are my own. I love it.

Next up: I have so many ideas for new projects!! I just don't know which to choose first! :D I'll get back to you on that one!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


A somewhat recent project of mine....These were my place cards for my wedding in August. I made bookmarks using some pink textured paper. I stamped them in acrylic paint with stamps that I have made. I love the way they turned out!

Currently, I'm working on a pet portrait of a Westie named Elvis! Should be done soon!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Been a while

So, it's been a long time since I posted anything. I haven't been drawing much lately. Of course, life has to get in the way. It's hard to drag that inspiration out when I'm constantly exhausted. My day job takes a lot out of me. I love it, but it leaves little time for much else. Hell, I don't even get to see family and friends often. Let alone take on other projects.
With the holidays coming up, I do have 3 requests for pet portraits so far. It'll be nice to do a few again.
Maybe some day soon I can actually concentrate on my art for a while. I'd like to see what happens if it's the only thing I have going on!
For now, I will hang on to my ideas, do what pet portraits I can and see where things lead!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Pictures of...

The Japanese Chin is ChiChi, another dog that has passed. I love how hers turned out. And her parents absolutely loved it.
The horse is Autumn. A former coworkers horse. This is one of my favorite portraits that I have done. I love it! The bottom drawing is Koukla! :)