I was at a friend’s house the other day and we went down to her basement to look at the new laundry room remodel. As we were heading back up, I noticed a wall peppered with her girls’ artwork. Mostly projects they had done at… Continue Reading…What do you do with your kids’ art?
One great resource I have created for you is a watercolor coloring book. In it are 20 hand drawn sketches you can trace onto watercolor paper, add in your own details and use as the basis of your own unique artwork. Sometimes just coming up… Continue Reading…How to use the Watercolor Coloring Pages (and how to get them for free!)
You know how elementary school students always celebrate 100 days of school? I figured we should do a little celebrating, too, because yesterday marked 100 DAYS OF THE DAILY PAINTINGS! This sweet little guy is number 100. The plan is to keep going for the… Continue Reading…Celebrating 100 days!
I listened to a podcast conversation where the host and guest mentioned listening to audio books. One woman said she doesn’t often listen to books because she can’t stay focused. The other suggested listening to novels as they are more entertaining and capture attention with… Continue Reading…A list of Non-Fiction Books to listen to (or read, if that’s more your style)
This daily sketching and painting challenge I started at the beginning of the year is one of the best practices I’ve ever done (read more about it here). Yes, it is helping me get better at sketching and watercolor and seeing light, shadows and detail,… Continue Reading…Paint with me! (April Daily Art Prompts)
It snowed here last week which made all of us Pacific Northwesterners roll our eyes hard. One month ago, we were thrilled with the surprise snowstorm. Now? Not so much. In just a few days, Spring will officially begin and it feels like all of us… Continue Reading…5 things I’m looking forward to this Spring
I don’t know how I used to do it. Do what, you ask? Blogging. Regular blogging. Amidst the raising of small children and the daily demands of wife/mother/friend/personhood, I also managed to write blog posts three times each week. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, like clockwork. I rarely… Continue Reading…I don’t know how I used to do it
Confession: I restarted one of my daily sketches. I told myself I wouldn’t start over. If the shading was weird or proportions not quite right I just wouldn’t worry about it and remember that this daily practice is for PRACTICE. Up until this sketch, there has… Continue Reading…Lesson learned.
Today is Audrey’s 9th birthday. I started blogging 10 years ago right before getting pregnant with our sweet girl. I was a stationery designer who worked very part-time from home while raising my three adorable little boys. Blogging was new-ish and not only did it… Continue Reading…Happy 9th Birthday Audrey Girl
When I was little and daydreamed about my future family, I imagined having four girls. I am the middle of three girls and have always been pretty girly. I grew up dancing ballet, playing house and doing makeovers with my sisters. I nannied for a… Continue Reading…Being a mom of teenage boys