Ocean Doodles – Virtual

Ocean Doodles to Calm the Mind Not currently scheduled. Join the waitlist below to be notified when this course becomes available. You will learn over 8 patterns and how to combine them into cool ocean art. Our final project will be a modern sea turtle design! No previous drawing experience needed. You will be amazed … Read more

January Workshop at Pura Vida Paddle

Sea Turtle Doodle Illustration in black on turquoise blue background with bubbles

Ocean Doodles to Calm the Mind January 22: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM 3332 Franklin Ave., Waco, TX Learn how to bring more creativity into your life! Tap into your flow state using simple line patterns to create mindful doodles. You will learn over 8 patterns and how to combine them into cool ocean art. Our final … Read more

Journal Jumpstart Online Workshop

Journal Jumpstart with Tombow Markers and Watercolor Journal

Journal Jumpstart Online Workshop Registration Open through May 14, 2022 Tap into your Creativity. Boost your confidence. Register Today Module 1 Getting Started You will create the foundation for successful completion of your journal during this module. First, you will setup your journal. Then, test all of your pens. Finally, create color swatches for all … Read more

Simple Creative Tools

Finally! For over a year, I have been wanting to host live gatherings sharing simple, creative tools and techniques, but for some reason, I kept putting it off. After listening to an interview with Steven Pressfield and reading his book, The War of Art, I recognized The Resistance in me.  The Resistance knows me so well. … Read more

My First Mural Design

I am excited to share my creative process for designing a mural for the Dr Pepper museum! It is so fantastic to be in a community that supports artists and brings unique opportunities to our city. Creative Waco is partnering with the Dr Pepper museum for this year’s ARTPrenticeship mural. They asked local designers to … Read more

How I Made a Picture from 1,400 Words

Here is the “behind the artwork” process of how I transformed a nomination essay of 1,400 words into a 12′ x 24″ work of art in three weeks. 1-2-3 Go! My cousin and his wife received the 2021-2022 Parents of the Year award from Texas A&M University. This award is a big deal! His brother … Read more

How to Swatch and Blend Prismacolor Pencils

Today’s topic is colored pencils. Prismacolor Premiere to be exact. If you are new to coloring with pencils, this is a great place to start. These pencils are wax-based and easy to work with. You can get a vibrant pop of color and gorgeous gradients. Let’s explore the Prismacolor colored pencils! We will start with … Read more

How to Draw “Mindful” in Bell Bottom Lettering Style

Watercolor background with mindful written in script

Today’s inspiration is a piece from my 100 Days of Doodle Inspiration. I have been obsessed with trying to turn traditional modern calligraphy upside down and use thin downstroke with a thick upstroke. It hasn’t quite worked out, but this interesting “bell bottom” style has emerged.  Let’s explore breaking some calligraphy rules to create a … Read more

Using a Uni Pin Black Fineliner with Watercolor

uni pin fineliners and watercolor set

I love adding black to my doodles and illustrations and fineliners are one of my favorite tools. Many people love Micron pens; however, somehow I wear the tips down so quickly. Uni Pin My last trip up to Dallas I visited the Kinokuniya bookstore and some UNI fineliners caught my eye. They are archival and waterproof and light fast. … Read more

How to Hide Painted Rocks

Open Your Heart to new things painted rock

I love painting rocks and hiding them around town so people can find them. I think of them as little works of art that bring a spark of joy.  How to hide painted rocks can be tricky. While some people, do indeed love finding cool, painted rocks; not everyone loves them. Some people think of … Read more