Fearless Friday, Easter Garden

When the MacKenzie-Childs Spring catalog arrived I fell in love with the cover and just had to paint it! I painted the background flowers and foreground moss with watercolor and used ink and markers for the bunny and eggs I started with a pencil sketch of the bunny {please forgive the bluish paper, I was … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Painted Pitcher

I bought this pitcher at Hobby Lobby several years ago, thinking I would do a MacKenzie-Childs knock off Instead of painting a MacKenzie-Childs style pattern, I ended up being inspired by my Pflatzgraff dishware and painted the pitcher to go with it and also go with a MKC Royal Check Pedestal Platter I received as … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Simple Painted Snowmen

These jolly snowmen can be created with just a few brushstrokes Here’s how they look on stemware If you paint on glass or dishware, you must use paint made for glassware These are the types of brushes I used to paint them These are the 3 designs we’ll be painting today “Happy Snowmen” have their … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Thank You Cards

Making your own cards can be so much fun, and it’s a way to turn doodling with a paint brush into something you can use I got motivated by this adorable card, below left Sweet Emily sent it to me for my birthday and I just had to draw it {below right} Then I decided … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cardinal

I am fascinated by cardinals, every time I see one I feel like it’s good luck… Today we’re going to paint one on a snowy branch with watercolor But first, I’ve got to share what I got for Christmas! It’s a rolling storage bin with 6 large drawers and it stores all my art supplies, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, January Journal Page

Happy New Year! Have you set new goals for 2021? How about including more art~ Daily drawing is such a skill builder and keeping a journal is a great way to do it! Today I’m going to show you a method I like to use for journaling I begin by first looking at fonts {I … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, St. Nick

Today we’re going to have some fun with St. Nick and Zentangle Zentangle is a pattern drawing technique that takes doodling to a new height I’m going to to show you all the steps, and you can draw and color your own, or use the free printables {links are at the end of the post} … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Festive Owl Family

Today we are going to draw an owl family, all decked out for holiday fun! When I create characters, I use a combination of my imagination and photos from internet sources like Pinterest, Unsplash, Pixabay and Google I combine elements I like from the various sources and then add original touches to make them my … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Still Life with Oranges

Lately I have been doing a lot of holiday doodles and drawings so the other day I got out my acrylics and a canvas and spent a peaceful morning painting a still life of flowers with oranges This is my inspiration photo source A Sta-Wet Palette** is handy for keeping acrylics from drying out, it … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Pine Cone in Mixed Media

I am all about November and Thanksgiving right now, but my pen seems to have skipped to Christmas! I have been having fun with the November Doodlewash art challenge, interpreting the daily prompts with the holidays in mind… The prompt for this one was “fruit” “boots” “Pine cones” is the prompt for Nov. 15th, and … Continue reading