EXPERIMENTS IN BLUE 2016 // WEEK SIX

02/08/16

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This week’s Experiment in Blue is made from watercolor and white gel pen on paper.

I have to admit, I’m only six weeks in to this project and I’m already like, “HOW THE HELL AM I GOING TO MAKE 46 MORE BLUE PAINTINGS?” But that thought is exactly why I am doing this project. I keep thinking of this quote by the late great Eleanor Roosevelt: “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Obviously, making paintings is not exactly horror, but somehow the act of creation does feel scary and overwhelming sometimes. This project is reminding me of the power of an open mind and perseverance.

Have a great Monday, friends.

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New Coloring Books Available for Pre-Order!

02/02/16

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Friends, I am so excited to release three brand new coloring books! They are out March 1, and available now for preorder. You can get Flora and Fauna here, Arboretum here and Wildflowers here.  Each book features 30 of my original designs, perforated pages for super easy sharing and framing of your artwork, and 4 designs already colored by me for inspiration or display.

Enjoy!

CATEGORIES: Drawings | For Sale | My Books
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Experiments in Blue 2016 // Week Two

01/11/16

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As some of you know, I started a new yearly project for 2016. Part of the reason I started a new yearly project is because I’m feeling very stuck creatively. So much of what I produce this year I’m definitely classify as “experiments” — and this is one of them. I’m hoping at some point in the year to find my stride and move past these smaller experimental studies into larger works!

More next week!

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My 31 Day Drawing Challenge Has Begun!

01/01/16

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Friends, TODAY IS THE DAY! Join me for a 31 Day Drawing Challenge starting today!

This class is different from anything I’ve ever done with Creativebug, because this class is 31 days long! Before you say “NO WAY!” — let me explain: every day for the 31 days of the month of January, you draw for just a few minutes alongside me. Each day, I’ll show you how to draw an ordinary object or bit of nature a handful of different ways.

There’s nothing like starting off the new year with a big creative challenge. I’ve hand-picked 31 objects to draw, and I demonstrate several ways to render each object using just your imagination. This creative exercise is designed to help you embrace wonkiness and imperfections, all while learning to see everything around you—be it bird or bikini—as artistic fodder. Here’s a little trailer you can watch to get a better idea.

Learn how to draw 31 different objects in a variety of ways, embrace imperfections, create stylized drawings and explore different patterns and motifs. The class will be ongoing and available after January 31, so if you want to take it more slowly, that’s also fine! Want to get ready for the class now? Get a pad of 9×12 paper (though any old paper will do) and your favorite pens or pencils! We’re getting started today, January 1, but you can join in any time this month (the class remains up after January is over for you take at your own pace).

You can view the class page and register for Creativebug here  — just click on the START YOUR FREE TRIAL red button on the upper right of your screen if you are not already a member of Creativebug. The monthly membership after your free trial is just $4.95 a month — a steal for all the amazing content!

Want to take full advantage of your Creativebug subscription? There are tons of cool classes on the site! My Sketchbook Explorations classes was the top Creativebug class in 2015, and my Basic Line Drawing class was the top class of 2014! All of these classes and more are available on Creativebug! Watch the video of the top classes for 2015 here.

Hope to see you in class!

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Draw With Me Every Day in January!

12/15/15

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Friends! I am so happy to let you know that my next class with Creativebug launches January 1! This class is different from anything I’ve ever done with Creativebug, because this class is 31 days long! Before you say “NO WAY!” — let me explain: every day for the 31 days of the month of January, you draw for just a few minutes alongside me. Each day, I’ll show you how to draw an ordinary object or bit of nature a handful of different ways.
There’s nothing like starting off the new year with a big creative challenge. I’ve hand-picked 31 objects to draw, and I demonstrate several ways to render each object using just your imagination. This creative exercise is designed to help you embrace wonkiness and imperfections, all while learning to see everything around you—be it bird or bikini—as artistic fodder. Here’s a little trailer you can watch to get a better idea.

Learn how to draw 31 different objects in a variety of ways, embrace imperfections, create stylized drawings and explore different patterns and motifs. The class will be ongoing and available after January 31, so if you want to take it more slowly, that’s also fine! Want to get ready for the class now? Get a pad of 9×12 paper (though any old paper will do) and your favorite pens or pencils! We’ll get started January 1.

You can register for Creativebug here (the class page will be up at the end of December) — just click on the START YOUR FREE TRIAL red button on the upper right of your screen if you are not already a member of Creativebug. The monthly membership after your free trial is just $4.95 a month — a steal for all the amazing content!

Once the course is fully loaded onto the Creativebug site, I’ll let you know the direct so you can get started.

Hope to see you in class!

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