Tag Archives | art

My first online tutorial!

It’s finally here, my first online tutorial: How To Make A Mandala! This is basically a streamlined version of my mandala-making workshop. It’s got all my best mandala-making tips and tricks. I hope you enjoy it. x I created some freebies to go with it. Click here to download an instruction sheet, a fun pattern practice sheet, a partial mandala you can finish, and a completed mandala you can color.… Read more

Public Art Appreciation

While on vacation last month, on a whim, I asked Chad to take a picture of me holding the hand of a woman in a street mural in Capitola. After that, I just couldn’t stop. I think I shall spend the rest of my life appreciating public art in my own goofball way. Here’s the first in my new category of blog posts – Public Art Play.… Read more

On art, and leaping, and pirate-assassins

As of July 22nd, I have sixteen original watercolor illustrations on exhibit in downtown Livermore. It’s exciting news and I want to tell you how it happened in a story that has everything – pirate-assassins, car crashes, dastardly deeds, heroism, and a sparkly emu named Jasper. Are you ready? Okay, let’s do this! Once upon a time (in early June), Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (a downtown business that regularly hosts shows to promote local artists) invited me to do a summer show.… Read more

Let’s all Find Our Awesome together

So much to share! First, we created a new animated video all about the Find Your Awesome 30-day Self-Love Challenge that starts May 15th. My own life has been pretty chaotic and stressful lately. I need this challenge and this community as much as anyone, and I’m incredibly psyched by the enthusiastic response so far. If it’s true that there is strength in numbers (and of course it is), then this challenge is going to be a force for transformation, peopled by the most amazing posse of self-love warriors ever.… Read more

Join my 30-day self-love challenge!

Friends, you’re invited to join me on a 30-day self-love challenge, starting May 15, 2017! It’s free, and by signing up, you could win a signed copy of my illustrated creative journal, Find Your Awesome! (Update: Winners have been chosen… but don’t let that stop you! I have so much good planned. Come see!) Why do you need a self-love challenge?… Read more

FIND YOUR AWESOME is here!

Friends, I’m so incredibly excited and proud to announce that today is the official release date for my illustrated creative journal, FIND YOUR AWESOME! Check out my fun, animated book trailer, made possible by creative mastermind Dillon Wall. It includes illustrations and words taken right from the book. I poured my whole writerly, doodly, love-warrior-self into this book because I believe that if we could learn to love ourselves as ardently and sincerely as we love others, we could change the world.… Read more

Arming the resistance… with art!

The past couple of months have been almost as chaotic for me personally as they have been for the country. Almost. My father passed away suddenly in December and my mom, who is more fierce than anyone knows, has had so much to deal with over the last several weeks that I don’t think she’s fully processed his passing. Since he died, I’ve been straddling two households so I can be there for her, bringing my work back and forth because I don’t want to lose the opportunities that have opened up for me over the past year.… Read more

Happy Halloween!

I’m working on a post about love and kindness and how we move on after this election. As you might have guessed, it’s a hard post to get a hold of. So, in the meantime, I drew you some spooky skulls.   Happy Halloween! xo  … Read more

Express yourself!

Hey friends, I’m excited to tell you about two new offerings! First, Inkspirations Color Me Postcards are now available online, in stores, and in my Etsy shop! The come in a nifty little book of 32 perforated pages, which you can tear out, color and send, either on their own or in an envelope. Here’s one of the illustrations I did for the book… And here’s the actual postcard all colored to show you how cute they are once you color them… And here’s the back because I love the backs.… Read more

My voice in your head

So, over the course of a few nights, I drew this doodly cat portrait in my sketchbook. Each day, I posted the previous night’s progress on Facebook. When I finished, someone commented that before this, they’d thought I simply doodled, and the shape of things magically came into being. She was a little disappointed to see that I penciled in guidelines first.… Read more

Do we smell cake? (An illustration in 30 seconds)

Today’s post is just 30 seconds of fun, because it’s been a busy, politic-y, soul-searching couple of weeks, and I thought maybe we could all use some doodly little party pups. My coloring book illustration process works like this: First, I sketch the design. When necessary (especially for book cover sketches), I review the sketch with my editor and once we’re both happy, I trace a clean copy, which I scan and upload.… Read more
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