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
I love cardinals… but I’m not gonna lie. I hated sketching and watercoloring these. I’ve enjoyed more recent birds. Maybe it’s because I am more comfortable with them now? Anyway, here are Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal flirting away……
Sunflowers are one of my all-time favorite flowers… and Calendar Girls is one of my favorite movies. There’s a scene in the movie in which Helen Mirren’s character is talking about her friend’s love of sunflowers and why. This quote … Continue reading
It’s just been crazy hot lately and thinking about fruit … cold fresh fruit makes me feel like I can handle the heat just a little while longer!! This was a really fun sketch in particular … light, fresh, fun, … Continue reading
We had a very relaxed 4th of July this year … swimming and hanging out at the pool, then enjoying time as a family at home. I sketched out a few details and moments from the day. 🙂 I hope … Continue reading
This is a sketch of a fabulous mirror I made using poster board… it’s in our master bedroom (while our master has changed a bit since this post, you can see this mirror and how I made it here). And … Continue reading
Last week, I did my first line and watercolor wash of our home … well part of it. I didn’t do the entire front of our brick ranch, but I’m happy with the results. I’m getting so much more comfortable … Continue reading
These are a few of my favorite random things… A mirror in my bathroom and one of my favorite perfumes. And my retro bedside alarm clock … These were fun little sketches and washes to do!!
On July 2, I was sitting poolside in the morning watching my husband and daughter swim in our neighborhood pool. It just wanted to be painted. It’s such a modest building that I felt like no one has probably ever … Continue reading
In 1976, my Aunt Sweetie and Uncle Everett (we’re Southern – the names are normal here) gave a glazed pottery tomato canister set to my parents when they were married. After a few years, these canisters lived at my grandmother’s for … Continue reading
To start my art journal, I’ve been focusing on items around the house and also on jaunts around the town and the neighborhood. This is so much fun!! This is our beautiful armoire Edward and I have had even before … Continue reading
I just started an art journal to work on my fundamentals in art. After stumbling across a fabulous artist’s blog – Rita’s Sketchbook Wandering – documenting her own sketchbook and art journal, I fell in love with the idea (not … Continue reading
Last week, I did another oil finger painting – it’s an impressionist style painting like the Koi painting I did before. And I absolutely love this one too. It took me somewhere between 5 and 7 hours to complete. I … Continue reading
A few months ago, I discovered a very talented artist based in Brooklyn, NY – Iris Scott. She paints incredible fine art … with her fingers! I took an online class with her and purchased her workshop book and I … Continue reading
A few days back, I came across a random photo someone shared of a collection of mint green and black stamped cards that I absolutely LOVED! I finally figured out who shared it – it was fellow stamper Melinda Kok, … Continue reading
This summer, one of my big plans was to craft my behind off. And, so far, I’ve kept my promise to myself… Here’s a batch of fabulous, random cards I made for you to enjoy. PS … Continue reading
Posted On 23 Jul 2016 By Natalie Bradley. Under Category: Art Journal, Crafts, Handmade Cards, Paintings.
Posted On 25 Jun 2016 By Natalie Bradley. Under Category: Crafts, Etsy Find of the Week, Handmade Cards.