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!
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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
Watercolor has long been my go-to art form and it’s no surprise why. Not only is it beautiful and organic the way the paint moves and blends and dries with such pretty transparency, but it is appropriate for all skill levels. I love that I… Continue Reading…my favorite watercolor supplies
Let me start out by saying thank you for the kind response to yesterday’s post. I shared about the daily sketch, why it is so important to me and how it came about (catch up on that post here). It is a strange thing to… Continue Reading…the how and when and what of the daily sketch (plus a time-lapse video!)
A new year is upon us and with it comes the strong desire to organize, plan, be intentional about the important things and let the not-so-important things fall away. As I thought about what paper items I would like to have to help make my… Continue Reading…Paper Goods for the New Year
My childhood best friend posted this to instagram yesterday: It made me laugh out loud. The kids and I just had a conversation the other day about when we will start listening to Christmas music. One said we should start today, another said wait until… Continue Reading…it’s that time of year!
Of all the rooms in the house, the family room is where we spend most of our time. Is it because it is so close to the kitchen? Perhaps. Or maybe because this is where the tv is? Likely. But I tend to think it’s… Continue Reading…If you’re in the market for the comfiest couch of all time
You know how it goes … You take one million photos of your travels/your kids/your adorable puppy and they just sit in an album on your phone. This was totally the case for us with all of our roadtrip photos. As I’ve mentioned before, we… Continue Reading…What to do with all your phone photos
Two summers ago, when our family took a long roadtrip, we packed 6 cameras: 2 DSLR cameras – our good camera and the older one as a backup 1 GoPro 1 video camera 2 phones (Ryan uses an android, I’m an iPhone girl). Why? Well,… Continue Reading…Use your phone to take eye-catching photos
We just returned from a few days away on vacation. It was so, so good. A group of us camped and boated in eastern Washington at a lake called Banks Lake. I mean, how pretty is that?! One thing I love about Washington is that… Continue Reading…We went on a little vacation and I packed a few things