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Still creating…

When I started writing stories, I had my mind set on becoming a selling author. Mission accomplished.

However, along the way, the thing I loved about writing, the creative dreaming, was lost. Writing is now my job. Which was why …

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I hadn’t touched a brush in a few weeks. After my office was moved out of my art room and back into its own space, the disorder left behind in my art room left me paralyzed. The table I use …

In the Flow Watercolor Reset

I took a break from painting after the two challenges I worked on (#icad2020 & #100dayproject). I thought about painting and what I want to do next. I’m still working on that list. However, I wasn’t committing to putting anything …


Before I say goodbye to the #ICAD2020 challenge, here’s what I created over those 61 days. I’ll admit, the format annoyed me. I didn’t like the texture of the index cards, and no amount of texturizing ground or gesso would …

#icad2020 59/61

#icad2020 — 59/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

Done in gouache over watercolor. Two more cards to go!

#icad2020 53/61

#icad2020 — 53/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

I doodled on top of a “smoosh” card loaded with leftover gouache from my previous two paintings. I had the gouache in round wells and used a single paper towel, opening it …

#icad2020 52/61

#icad2020 — 52/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

I saw an owl that looked something like this in a magazine and decided to give it a try. What fun!! It’s done in gouache, charcoal pencil, and Posca pens.

#icad2020 51/61

#icad2020 — 51/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

This one was kind of dialed in. Very simple. Gouache paint followed by a metallic gel pen.

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#icad2020 — 44/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

One challenge left! And I had catchup to do since I blew the index cards off while finishing my #100dayproject. They’re easy projects, done in gouache and pens. Not sure why I …

#100dayproject Day 97 & #icad2020 41/61

#100dayproject — Day 97

With this challenge, there’s no time to think. I choose my paper, my paint, then I sit and do. This is what happens without a plan! But I like it, anyway! It’s not what I want …

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