Book Review: The Artist’s Way

I haven’t done a book review since college (so definitely not recently!). But, I figured if I am going to read and talk so much about The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, it may be worthwhile to take a closer look at the book now that I’ve (finally) finished it! If you aren’t familiar withContinue reading “Book Review: The Artist’s Way”

The Shallow End – January 2021

Hello January & Happy New Year! As weird as last year was, I tried really hard to cultivate and stick to a weekly routine. But honestly, it’s been pretty nice to just rest the last few weeks. And while normally I’m encouraged to sort of “hit the ground running” this time of year, I’m honestlyContinue reading “The Shallow End – January 2021”

Hindsight – Looking Back on 2020

So I thought it would be fun to do a bit of a review of my artwork from the year… Because despite everything else, I did keep pretty productive. I really tried to fine tune my schedule so I could have a sustainable creative routine. So between that, working through The Artist’s Way (which IContinue reading “Hindsight – Looking Back on 2020”

The Shallow End – December 2020

Hello December!? When did you get here?! As you can tell, I’m now officially unstuck in time…maybe it feels like there should have been more days in November? Or time is really becoming meaningless in day 250+ of staying at home. Dunno. But I couldn’t let a little calendar confusion stop me from sharing theContinue reading “The Shallow End – December 2020”

The Shallow End – November 2020

Hello November! So, Inktober didn’t last too long. I don’t usually work on the weekends, so it was hard to keep up. Plus, it honestly just wasn’t that fun… I have a lot of other stuff right now that I’m really enjoying, so it wasn’t that hard to let it go and move on… OhContinue reading “The Shallow End – November 2020”

The Shallow End – October 2020

Hello October! So much to talk about, so let’s jump right in! I’ve started painting with gouache again, finally! I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the medium for years. I love the way it looks, but hated learning to use it. It’s just so weird — it’s deceptively similar to traditional watercolor (as it technicallyContinue reading “The Shallow End – October 2020”

Make Yourself Comfortable

Where I live was entirely gloomy, rainy, and nearly cold last week. Like, couldn’t-sleep-with-the-fan-on cold. Like, actually-wearing sweats-because-of-the-weather-and-not-the air-conditioner-running-non-stop cold… So that’s it. I now declare it FALL. I realize it doesn’t technically start yet (the 22nd maybe?). And I’m also blissfully disregarding that this week the forecast is warmer and nearly in the eighties…Continue reading “Make Yourself Comfortable”

The Shallow End – September 2020

Hello September! After spending so much time in my sketchbook lately, my goal for this month is to work on some actual art pieces. In theory I’ll be able to keep up my new sketching habit too, but honestly, who knows? As I’m getting back into art outside my sketchbook, I’m trying to exercise someContinue reading “The Shallow End – September 2020”