This past December I decided to take my work and create pins and earrings. The question was how to do this. I found something from my childhood that I always loved to create with, Shrink-e-dinks. Yes, those plastic sheets you could paint, color or draw on, cut out and then pop in the oven to … Continue reading Shrink-e-dinks….nostalgia from the 80’s
It's 2017 and I decided to do INKtober. Well, as the month started, I started at a very eager pace. The prompt list from Jake Parker's website was a good list that I had decided to theme out. My purpose was to keep it within the fantasy/sci-fi/adventure movies and TV shows that everyone was familiar … Continue reading Inktober….
The daily grind gives artistic inspiration
After the Field Museum Women in Science and Art blog post, many of you wanted to find out more about what is new about my job at the museum. As most of you have read in one of my past posts (Yes, I do have a job to pay the bills...) a couple years ago, … Continue reading The daily grind gives artistic inspiration
Ink is for the birds…
Today I am going to focus my post on ink painting, specifically, ink painting with acrylic inks and ink pens. I have fallen in love with my acrylic inks and ink paint pens. They are amazing and so versatile. The wolf portrait I have been working on now for over a year (due to lack … Continue reading Ink is for the birds…
Throwback Thursday – #1
This is from the year 2000 when I was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The second stipple I ever did in pen and ink. Beetle, ink stipple on vellum, 11x17.
“Yes, I do have another job to pay the bills…”
...is the answer I am constantly telling people when they ask me if I "make lots of money selling my art". It has always been a pain in the $%# to describe how many and what types of jobs I have and why I have them. I actually have two other jobs besides the "full time" job of … Continue reading “Yes, I do have another job to pay the bills…”
Who, who….. the snowy owl that’s who!
It's been awhile since I posted so here is a little something about the latest piece I have recently finished. Just a little background about why some things take me longer to finish than others. When I am busy at my regular job and also in life, I tend to start new drawings, illustrations, paintings, … Continue reading Who, who….. the snowy owl that’s who!
Chilly air, warm studio…
The Chicago freezing temperatures have closed where I work for the past two days so I have been in the studio catching up on some painting. I started this painting from a photo of mine of Hope, one of the Mexican grey wolves from Brookfield Zoo. Wolves have always been some of my favorite animals to draw … Continue reading Chilly air, warm studio…