Can I get an eyeroll?

Can I get an eyeroll?

As you may have noticed, I’ve been busy changing things up on my website! Yay for more color! I’d love to focus more on my mixed media art and less on my watercolor graphic sets so an overhaul was much needed. I’ll still be creating and selling my sets on all of the main graphic designer sites but I’m going to focus mainly on my own art here on the blog. And add some videos too! I used to offer online workshops many years ago through Art Trader Magazine so I’m definitely going to be rusty but I’m looking forward to putting up some video tutorials and walk-throughs occasionally.

My husband, the zombie
Above is a new pen and ink mixed media piece. I am seriously loving the pen and ink these days! Especially mixing it all up with watercolors, washi tape, stencils and acrylics. These are the sort of things that get an art supply junkie really going! One day I will have to share photos of my washi tape collection. Or maybe not. It could be embarrassing.

In just one short month and a half, we will he heading off to a comic convention and I need a costume or two. At left is my husband and he makes a really good zombie so I was thinking of zombie family for the three of us (my daughter is joining us). But that’s sort of more Halloweeny I think. Ideally I’d like to make a father / daughter costume set. Last year my hubby was old Luke Skywalker and my daughter was Rey. This year they thought of being Odin and Loki. Any suggestions?


Happy weekend! I would normally be watching the World Cup but I wanted a Belgium and England final. Boo.


The annoyed look

I think I’ve felt like this girl looks most of the week. It was a really busy long weekend that just passed and my husband and I took a day off of work as well (visitors) so I’ve felt behind and not on track. You see, fall is my busy time. I plan out the new graphic sets I’ll be working on, I get my stores in order and I seem to have the most illustration inquiries and projects around this time too. I have a long list in my notebook and hardly anything is crossed off! Plus I haven’t had a lot of time for personal art either. This folded arm art was finished last night after I went out for a drink. Maybe that’s why my lines are a bit wobbly, LOL. I haven’t had a chance to post recently but I have been busy making lots of graphic and journal sets. I’m almost ready to release a batch of new stuff! Yay! That always feels good. Next week I hope, when my entire week is my own.

This weekend we’re off to the symphony. Mozart and Dvořák. WOO! Looking forward to this one. I used to have subscription tickets and don’t anymore so it’s been a sad while for the symphony and me. But I did spy on the calendar that my local symphony is doing Beethoven’s 9th in the spring. Oh JOY! That’s on my list now too. I saw the 9th with the Toronto Symphony a few years back and it was so beautiful. Actually, maybe I will paint Beethoven in my new art journal. Brilliant but grumpy. It’s a good look for composers.