Sketchbook Sunday: Chickadee!

Hi friends! Today in the sketchbook I decided to sketch a bird that has been plentiful around my bird feeders: the chickadee!

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I used a reference from the Artist Photo Reference: Songbirds book. I picked up a bunch of the Artist Photo Reference books used on Amazon back in December and they have been the best investment. I highly recommend them if you can grab them at a good price.  Here is a time-lapse video of today’s sketch!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you find a few minutes to sketch in your sketchbook today! It is sunny and warm here today so it would be a great time to sketch outside! Let me know what you are working on in the comments below and til next time happy crafting!

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Sketchbook Sunday Fruity Mason Jar Drink in Gouache

Hi friends!  It’s sketchbook Sunday, a time to draw or paint just for the fun of it in your sketchbook!

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Today I am painting a fruity drink in gouache.

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What are you working on today? Let me know in the comments below and til next time happy crafting!

 

Sketchbook Sunday (a day late)

Hi friends! Wow, Monday already huh? Late Monday at that! I had a head cold this weekend so the past two days have been really surreal. I love to get absorbed in a good book but I feel guilty reading during the day (especially on a weekday) so when I woke up stuffy and sneezing I was absolutely giddy because I had 3 new books on my shelf and a licence to slack off. Hubby says “You look awfully happy for a sick person…” I was! A day full of guilt free reading plus nobody asks you to make food for them when you are blowing your nose every 5 minutes. I read the book Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgeman and it was hilarious! I am not sure what you would think of it if you were not from Maine or New England but I laughed out loud a few times and I chuckled throughout. I didn’t know who the author was but he was actually a writer and actor on The Daily Show. I thought it was super funny but I am from Maine so they could be inside jokes. This was a long roundabout way to explain why my voice sounds the way it does today in the video. I’m sick (cough cough) no where are my books….

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Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Sparkly Ring in Watercolor // Sketchbook sunday…er, Monday?

Hi friends! Every Sunday morning I like to make my coffee and sit at the desk in my office and paint before anyone else is up. I usually listen to a podcast or audio book and just relax and paint whatever I feel like painting at the moment. I have wanted to paint a close up of sparkly jewelry for a few years but never had a “reason” to. Well, Sketchbook Sunday gives me a reason to just paint what I want just for fun!

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You can watch a time-lapse with instructional voice over below. I hope you enjoy it!

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What are you working on in your sketchbook? I’d love to know! If you liked this tutorial please consider sharing it using one of the sharing links below. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Sketchbook Sunday Episode #1

Hi friends! Today we are starting a new series called “Sketchbook Sunday” where I share a process video from my own personal sketchbook. I have developed the habit of getting up before other members of my family on sunday mornings, making coffee, putting on a podcast or audio book and working in my sketchbook.  I’d often share photos of my sketchbook work on Instagram later that day and many folks asked me if I had a video tutorial of the projects so last week I let the camera roll as I worked and then I took the footage and narrated it.

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I hope you enjoy this time-lapse and more than that I hope you make a bit of time every week to work in your sketchbook too:)

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Speaking of sketching I am working on a new online drawing course. Here is a sneak peek!

 

My new drawing class will be in my online school on March 9th 2018. Stay tuned for an exclusive discount offer for current viewers!  Drawing and sketching can provide so much happiness and satisfaction and I am so excited to help people learn how to draw!  Have a great day and til next time happy crafting!

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