How to Pack Art Supplies To Take Almost Anywhere

Art supplies are bulky. But you don’t have to let the awkwardness of art supplies keep you from being creative on your next trip! Whether you travel for work, have a day trip planned or a week away, take your art supplies with you. There’s few things like being out of the routine environment to stimulate creativity. There’s ways to work around carrying around a lot of stuff. Here’s what I do. A DIY Compact Paint Palette In Instagram stories last year I shared the watercolor palette I put together for on-the-go. I can’t take credit for the idea, I … Read More

What to Paint in February

  In January, I started off the month with Paris and quotes. Quotes are fun and fairly quick to create. Sometimes I need that juice, the energy that comes from quickly creating something bright and colorful and fun without too much effort. This month my heart is still in Paris. My next collection has a strong Parisian theme and I’m so excited to share it later this month! In the meantime, I’m working through quick, watercolor sketches of Paris, the Eiffel Tower and sunsets. What about you? Is there a place, subject matter or person who lingers in your mind? … Read More

Painting Ideas & Inspiration for January

January is a great month to paint words to inspire our new year, comfort foods for the cold days and memories of the special places we visited in the past year. This January, let’s paint: Inspirational quotes Cups of coffee (because it’s freezing out and I need to warm up) Paris! January is a good time of year to dream a bit on where you’d like to go with art this year. Do you want to paint weekly or seasonally, by yourself or with a group. (or maybe a little of everything?) Check out ideas for a painting plan on this … Read More

New Christmas Watercolor Workshop

It’s getting to be the most wonderful time of the year. Also, the busiest, craziest, quickest time of the year, right? Insert the sobbing emoticon right here! One activity that brings some calm to my life each year is continuing the practice of creativity and play. I’m thrilled to invite you to ‘Enter In: Creating a Season of Comfort & Joy.’ It’s a watercolor course where we will be painting homes and spending time playing with watercolor, festive ideas and letting ourselves enjoy the sweetness of the season. There are 4+ hours of content. You can go through all the … Read More

How to Use a Spring Palette in Your Art Work

I was walking by a kitchen store recently, one of my favorites to browse in- Sur La Table. They had the loveliest spring dish set that with a blue hydrangea floral pattern. The pattern was a little on the large size- too big for elegant summer or a formal winteresque meal- but it was perfect for spontaneous spring. The flowers seemed almost as if they might float off the plates. I felt happy just looking at these dishes. Suddenly I was standing in the walkway of the store, mentally laying out the menu for a spring brunch and thinking,  “what … Read More