Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Detail from a zentangle big eyed girl illustration.
This might turn into a possible series. I drew a couple of these.
They would look perfect when printed as wall art.
In all their monochromatic glory or maybe even colored in. Adult coloring anyone?
They could go on any wall, but i would put them up in my work area.
Above my desk.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Great way to do a quick daily drawing exercise. Just take ten minutes, a pencil, and a notebook.
Go wherever the pencil goes.
Today this girl came to say hi. With her two little friends.
I like her, but it doesn't even really matter what or who appears on the paper. As long as you draw.
Everyday, even if it's just for ten minutes.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
I am feeling very blessed and grateful to be receiving such wonderful write ups on the release of my second craft book, Your Sharpie Style.
To celebrate the release, the books publisher William Morrow Harper Collins, is currently running a sweepstakes to get you crafting with Sharpies right away. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Your Sharpie Style, plus a special prize pack of crafting materials including sharpies, blank gift tags, a blank canvas tote bag, and more. I know i would enter if i hadn't wrote the book myself! Keeping my fingers crossed for you to win!
Hop over to CraftFoxes.com for an excerpt of the book, and work along to make your own Sharpie-fied glass bud vases.
POPSUGAR listed my book Your Sharpie Style in their roundup of craft books to fulfill your DIY dreams. I am honored to be among such wonderful books on such an amazing site.
MetroParent got their Sharpies flowing, and used their markers on a blank canvas tote bag using the dotting technique described in the book.
Sweet Bee Buzzings did a nice write up, and also shows you some sneak peak project photos from inside the book.
The review on the Momzinga blog calls Your Sharpie Style the Best Creative Craft Book of 2016. Insert my blushing, humbled face. Thank you.
Mommy's Memorandum calls out to dig out your Sharpies and start doodling. I can't agree more. What are you waiting for?
And for another change to win a free copy of the book, check out the Little Things Journal and enter your name in the hat!
Order your own copy of Your Sharpie Style on Amazon right now.
Go Sharpie and Enjoy!
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Spring is here. And that makes it a perfect time for a fresh new look. New as in old. As in from 1970.
These 8 shoulder, or shorter, length hair styles were designed by top stylists from leading New York salons back in the 70s. Hair Salon Kenneth, The Crimpers Salon and the Salon at Bergdorf Goodman. These vintage hair cuts could just be that point of inspiration for reinventing yourself this coming season.
1. Above style is called the Fluffy Flip. A shoulder length pageboy cut set on electric rollers. Ends are then lightly teased with a brush.
2. La Belle Epoque is a turn-of-the-century style, an up swept medium-short cut. Curls are set on tiny rollers and pulled out with fingers.
3. Coco, the famous Chanel hairdo, so girlishly feminine with eyebrow length bangs, was revived by Katharine Hepburn in the musical comedy Coco in 1969.
4. Chanel #2 is the same medium short cut as Coco. Set with hair swept back behind the ears and ends flipped forward.
5. The Serf is a helmet bob hair cut to curve naturally into a smooth pageboy style.
6. Suzy is another version of the helmet cut, curls set and brushed into a swirly tousle once the hallmark of model Suzy Parker.
7. The Top-Knot is a Bergdorf Goodman style. A medium length cut partially knotted in a two-way ponytail for height without teasing.
8. Back Ringlets is the same cut as the top-knot, this time swept back behind the ears and pinned. Ends are covered at the nape with a curly wiglet.