Gifts From the Heart

I always have a drawer full of greeting cards. I love going through them to find just the right card for the occasion. A few cards I tend to use a lot are thank you cards, momma or baby cards, and, of course at this time of year, Holiday cards.

I've heard so many times that my customers return to get more cards so they can make a little gift bundle to give their friends and family to have on hand. That is incredible and I am so thankful.  Here are a few of my favorite cards you might like to share.

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Spooky Little Kitty

A few folks have been asking to see some behind the scenes process photos. Spooky Little Halloween Kitty is my latest creation.  

Watercolor is where all of my designs begin. I start with a drawing.  I usually draw in Procreate since it's so easy to erase and get the shapes and lines just right.  Once complete, I print out my drawing and transfer it to my watercolor block.  I use a ballpoint pen to re-trace all the lines.  It's how I learned in art school, and how I still do it today.  Love good ol' fashion transfer paper!

 

Then the fun begins!  Applying the watercolor is my favorite part!

I keep going and going until all the color is complete.  I haven't quite captured the rest of my process yet.  I'm working to capture more and more soon.  Once the pieces are done, I scan them to my computer and transfer them back to Procreate for all of the final edits and additions like my hand lettering.  I tend to go back and forth with the files between Procreate and PhotoShop to complete the final piece. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my creative process!  

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Painting and Adventuring

Painting and Adventuring

Welcome to my blog! I'm so excited to share my adventures in the Pacific Northwest, where I live and paint. 

I'm a watercolor artist with a passion for nature, travel and adventure. I love exploring new places, learning about different cultures and experiencing new things.

I've lived in this part of the world my entire life, and it's truly my home. The mossy trees and salty blue seas always inspire me to create art reflecting my surroundings.

I’ll be sharing my experiences behind the scenes in my studio as well as many of my wanderings through these beautiful forests and waterways.  I’m sure my sweet, Finn will make many appearances too.  He's definitely an adventure pup!

I hope you'll enjoy following along with me as we explore together!

 

   

 

 

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