Let’s face it…who nose?

I decided to start practicing sketching faces and facial features- noses in particular. Now, I’m not where I want to be with my sketching but thank God I’m not where I used to be… I’m proud of the progress I’ve made and truly do believe that consistent practice is worth it and goes a long…

Rainbow Sprinkles

A few days ago, I hand-painted this yarn for a custom order. This is my made to order “Rainbow Sprinkles” colorway on my sock base Footsie which is 80% SW Merino and 20% Nylon, 410 yds. It took everything I had not to keep this yarn and dye up another one for the order… lol.  Needless to…

What’s in your palette?

Yesterday, I bought some gouache (rhymes with squash) at my local art store and went back and forth regarding whether I should buy the less expensive quality vs. the more expensive quality and because I had other items to buy, I chose the $7.99 gouache 12 pack from Reeves.  My mentality is “try before I…

New Gradient Yarns

My new gradient yarns will be debuted at Natural Stitches in Pittsburgh today! I’ve also updated the rewards on my Kickstarter to include these gradients at the $30, $50, and $100 levels. Check it out here: http://kck.st/1DRPi3i

Stone Cottage with Aqua Door

Here is my latest pencil/watercolor/ink sketch of a stone cottage with an aqua door. I really enjoyed this one. This sketch came from one of my watercolor books that I recently purchased. My method of sketching involves me  looking at a photo and applying what I see to the paper in front of me.  This…

Move over Craftsy- there’s a new (er) kid in town…

When Craftsy was born, I thought (and still do think) that they have changed the crafting world for the better.  Prior to Craftsy, I relied on YouTube and Internet searches to find technique related tutorials. Don’t get me wrong- while I still rely on YouTube and internet searches and am very thankful for all the…

My Watercolor Chart

I love color and how colors combine together to form entirely new colors. I put together this watercolor color chart a few weeks ago which was not only time consuming (took me 3 1/2 hours straight!), but also well worth it. This color chart used a total of 15 of my Winsor & Newton Artist…

Watercolor Explorations

Lately, I’ve really been getting into drawing and watercolor painting.  So much so that I’ve recently added a few new Winsor & Newton Artist’s colors to my collection- Cobalt Turquoise Light which is a beautiful aqua, Quinacradone Magenta which is a gorgeous and vibrant fuschia, and Cerulean Blue (red shade) which I describe as that…