I’ve started sketching everyday objects for fun — I don’t know why, but it makes my heart full. I started sketching everyday office objects in my art journal and I got the idea that these would make great teacher appreciation cards!
So below are the sketches I did of school supplies. Then I cut them out and made cute little accordion cards for the teachers. I’ll share those soon. I just love these!!
My very first mentor in the event planning industry was in a bad accident a little over a week ago now.
As I’ve been praying for her recovery and complete healing, I realized she has no idea how much she has meant to me. So when I found out she was out of ICU, but can’t have visitors yet, I decided a card was the best way to go. I hope this painting and card brings Marti a smile and helps her know how much she truly means to me… and to Athens.
In the mean time, the staff at Marti’s at Midday are working hard to keep the bistro and catering business running seamlessly. Please go by and support them for lunch sometime soon! You can also help Marti here.
I love you Marti! ❤️ Je t’aime and get well soon!
Here’s the photo from last October I used to paint the picture –
And the painting (with a few changes made to translate better)…
My sweet little (ten year old) cousin Mari just had her very first violin recital at school last week. So I did a couple of quick sketches in my art journal from a picture her mom sent to me. Mari liked it so much that I fine-tuned it and made a cartoon-style illustration for her to keep!
I hope she likes this one too!
I’ve been working on my illustrations and sketches of people a lot more lately. I’ve been sketching a lot of everyday things – swinging in the backyard, dancing, spinning with a baby doll. Drawing people is difficult but I’m starting to enjoy it a LOT more every day. Here are a few of my daughter Reese around the house. I’m learning that the hardest parts of sketching are to simplify the lines and keeping body proportions and angles realistic. It sounds fairly easy, but it really isn’t.