Thanks so much for stopping by! After being a party planner for over a decade, I’m following another dream to be fulfilled… being an artist. On this blog, you’ll find my art journal and sketchbook as I share with you my progress and practice on fundamentals, one-of-a-kind artwork, and handmade arts and crafts. You can see some of these works here. I appreciate you being here!
Just another gorgeous home somewhere in Georgia…. One of my customers purchased several paintings of homes – they are all for her girlfriends. Isn’t that just so sweet?! What wonderful people are out there if you look and listen for … Continue reading
Last weekend, I finished this home portrait for a real estate agent who decided these are the perfect gift for her clients at closing. I have to agree! 🙂 Seriously though — so many real estate agents give impersonal gifts … Continue reading
Another beautiful watercolor illustration of a beloved home in Georgia…. Do you want a home portrait? Go to my Etsy shop to get started! Message me with any questions at all!
This home was another pleasure to paint … not just because the home is lovely, but also because the home belongs to one of my brides from last year! That makes my heart full!! I hope you enjoy it Baldwin … Continue reading
Selling a home where you raised a family, created countless memories, and symbolizes so much love can be very painful. This home owner decided to create a keepsake to hold on to the image of this home for her family. … Continue reading
This home is one of three home portraits that a lovely woman commissioned for some of her best friends. I think that is just so sweet!
A friend of mine commissioned a painting of her best friend’s home-t0-be. He is marrying his sweetheart this fall and they’re moving into his Grandmother’s home. It’s beautiful and full of all sorts of vintage charm and character. I hope … Continue reading
I was super excited to paint this one for one of my teachers at University of Georgia! Her Grandfather built this beach house for his family in the 50s…and she ordered 3 of these for her family members for Christmas. I … Continue reading
My Grandmother (known to her pupils as “Miss” Mary) was a piano and voice teacher for quite a few decades. As a result, she has touched hundreds (if not thousands) of people in her life through music, including my Mom, … Continue reading
I’ve discovered that every house I paint, I pretty much want to have and move into immediately. Maybe it’s because I have to study it so much and look for the charm to work into each painting? I’m not sure … Continue reading
This home was so much fun to do …. hard, but fun! I love craftsman style homes in the first place, so I was in love with it from the moment I saw a home photo. But, the best part … Continue reading
This is my in-laws’ new lake house on Lake Oconee … an early birthday present for Audrey! This is The Lake House inside the frame my husband made…
This home portrait of Oakalea House was commissioned by my very dear friend Vicki. Vicki is one of my absolute favorite people. I met her when Reese was only 11 months old, and I was desperately seeking answers for direction in … Continue reading
I just started doing custom home portrait illustrations. That means I use ink and watercolor for the portraits. And I have been having the best time! I’ve found my style and love… illustrations! Recently I shared a promotion that caught a … Continue reading
This is a painting my mother-in-law asked me to do for her new home on Lake Oconee. The picture was taken by a friend while a fishing tournament was coming to a close in the Sugar Creek area. It’s looking … Continue reading
A friend at church recently asked me to paint a hummingbird as a gift for her mother. So, I started in my art journal to sketch it out and get use to the bird and study it’s features first… This … Continue reading
I decided to add a festive birthday cupcake to my art journal for a little fun and also to have a happy little image to accompany Facebook birthday wishes! It’s sweet and simple – and I love it!
The first time I sketched and painted birds, I didn’t enjoy the process very much. But, then that’s the point of having an art journal. I can work out the kinks, the frustrations, and get used to the subject all … Continue reading
I’m about to start back to school in my second year as a teacher. It’s been the perfect transition for me to step out of wedding planning and also focus on creating art. In the process, I’ve fallen in love … Continue reading
Reese caught her first freshwater fish while we were on Lake Oconee. And on a little girl’s pink and purple fishing rod on top of it all! She caught two baby sharks last summer at Myrtle Beach, but this time … Continue reading
Hi friends! I need to build up my portfolio with beautiful custom home, church, and other important (to you) building illustrations. For the next 2 weeks I’m offering any of these custom paintings at 50% off my listing prices. … Continue reading
We had a fantastic time at my in-laws’ place on Lake Oconee a few days ago. My husband and daughter enjoy the jet ski more than anything… my child was having so much fun that you could hear her squealing all … Continue reading
Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! Can you believe we are half-way to Christmas? It might seem a bit early to start looking at wintry scenes and holiday goodies, but there are so many great products in Stampin’ Up!’s … Continue reading
In the middle of this crazy heat, I’ve been sketching some fall ideas to make greeting cards. I’ll have to fine tune these later, of course, but at least it’s a start! I’m seriously in heaven. I cannot even describe the … Continue reading
Every time I see the words “back to school,” I immediately start singing (in my best Billy Madison voice) “Back to school, back to school, to prove to my dad that I’m not a fool….” I can’t help it. I lost … Continue reading