When I started writing for COLORED PENCIL Magazine in 2016, I would have been happy if it had lasted even a couple months nevermind almost 4 years! Fast forward to now and I have a new book coming out that is a "Best of" collection of the articles I've written for the magazine in that … Continue reading My Best of Q&A Book is Coming!
Every now and again, life sails us into a storm. Despite our best efforts to keep our ship on a clear and safe path, sometimes the current is too strong. We have to surrender to the pull and do our best to come out on the other side as intact as possible. In the last … Continue reading WHERE THE BLOG HAVE I BEEN?
Hey Everyone! I strongly believe in helping other artists improve their artwork. Often it's one simple bit of advice becomes a game-changer for someone. Having benefited from the advice of others myself, I feel like it only makes sense to pay that forward. I've recently updated my Patreon tiers to offer more to my paying … Continue reading Patreon Exclusive Tutorial Preview
Hey Everyone! I recently did an interview on the Sharpened Artist Podcast with John Middick and Lisa Clough of Lachri Fine Art. The interview aired today and was so much fun! Many of you who have been following me here might not know how I got started with colored pencil or writing for Colored Pencil … Continue reading Sharpened Artist Podcast Interview
Hey Everyone! I have some exciting news to share with you. After a great deal of research, surveys and hard work, I have finally opened my Etsy shop! The marketplace there is full of so many fantastic artisans, makers, and artists and I hope to be able to reach my current and a new audience … Continue reading Etsy, Here I Come!
I have often spoken about the importance of keeping a sketchbook and the more that I spend time on mine, the more I feel stronger about this. There's a freedom that a sketchbook allows you that the sometimes pristine blank sheet of paper or canvas doesn't. Sketchbooks, by nature, aren't meant to be on display. It's … Continue reading April Art Challenge