The creative gang 

Aka Ladies Art Night or Wild Woman Creating..

The saying I read once “Find Your Tribe” has always stuck with me. I was lucky to meet and become friends with a great group of creative woman. Over the years we have grown to inspire each other, encourage and give support.

The past two years we have gathered our tribe for weekly art nights at a friends studio. This past Wednesday was our last night creating in this studio, because the building was sold.

Hopefully we will continue our art making in a new location…  So whatever journey you are on now find your gang, your peeps or a friend that makes it that much better…

 

A very very quick marker sketch to capture our evening.

Hello

Oh hello darling, so lovely to see your face…

So it happens, that feeling, that mood which hijacks your body and clips your wings. Don’t dare fight it, just brush it off, keep moving and you will fly again.

 

 

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Pencil and pen drawing

Doodling

my life on a string..

 

Drawing: Pencil and marker on paper.

Switching it up

This face swap feels a little sketchy to me. Having a little fun swapping faces with my drawings.

Happy Friday the 13th…

Sketchy days

As I sit in front of a white blank page, wondering what to create next. I will just draw myself questioning myself, while I create myself…..  My head hurts just thinking about it.

Fill up

Do the things that bring you joy and fills your soul. Create your moments!

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This image and the words were on my mind for days, I decided to draw it out and let it flow onto the page.

 

 

Illustration: Watercolor and pen on Canson 140 lb paper 

The purple dress

Sometimes it feels like you are deep in a frilly mess but then you realize you can change it! If the zipper sticks just grab the scissors!

 

 

 

Sometimes I don’t know who or what will appear when my pencil touches the page but characters are always welcome.    Song: Eet by Regina Spektor 

What scares me, this challenge

Oh I wanted to put this book back on the shelf as soon as I picked it up. It scared me to even consider this daily challenge but felt the need to give it a try. Most days I try to live a non boring existence but some days I need an extra push.

Some of the things that scare me: 

making this list!

small talk

Hot Sauce! 

me in front of a camera (on video extra scary)

showing my art

monochromatic clothing!

speaking in front of an audience

my hair!

meeting new people

dancing (when someone is watching)

I could go on, but I won’t! 😬

The release

Ideas are most welcome when they appear unannounced. When that creative idea makes a visit I pay attention, because if I ignore the visitor, it will taunt and haunt me all day.

This quick little illustration came about when I participated in the Deepak/Oprah 21 day guided meditation challenge. As I meditated on releasing negativity, an image appeared and stuck with me. I did my best to portray my version of letting go. Holding on to stuff internally, whether anger, negativity, old wounds will keep us chained, hold us back from from a vibrant healthy life.

Open up, let it out and be light.

 

Release Illustration - 1

Watercolor, pen on paper

 

 

Process from start to finish.

 

Good vibes extended

I made a decision in my life to limit my time consuming news. Limiting my time reading and watching the news doesn’t mean I do not care. I declared to live lighter, not to be weighed down with negativity and anger. Aware of today’s news, I felt the need to draw out my feelings.  
Today I chose to create not destroy. I chose to share, to support, and to show love. 
  

Pencil & pen on paper