• Marking Making Part 9 title card, with supplies and drawings arranged in flat lay photo
    Drawing,  Figure Drawing,  Inspiration,  Intuitive Art

    Mark Making Part 9: Various Colored Pencils

    Continuing the mark making project, these drawings are from the end of April. The delay was in the scanning and cropping, ugh. Oh well! These were fun – I did one intuitive drawing piece first, which was a sort of surreal landscape. For the rest, I decided to follow the same path from my graphite pencils post and create gesture drawings with some stylized faces thrown in the mix as well. It was a lot of fun and quite relaxing. The light pencils on dark paper was a nice challenge. It provides an opportunity for the pencil to add light to the forms, rather than the normal shadows created with…

  • Goddess drawing - Finding Center featured image
    Inspiration,  Life Musings,  Wicca and Spirituality

    Grounding and Centering

    Lately, as this new routine of isolation and extra caution settles in, I’ve been turning to nature and spirituality for comfort and guidance. I wish it hadn’t taken a crisis to help nudge me into this direction, as I’m realizing just how much I was missing having spirituality in my life as a primary part of every day. Spending more time in nature, reading books I’ve been meaning to get around to, journaling more (in my private, personal journal), tending to my altar: it’s all been helping me to feel more grounded and centered. I’m feeling more motivated, knowing I’m trying to align many parts of my soul, including my…

  • A brick wall with I can't breathe! written in spray paint
    Life Musings

    Black Lives Matter

    First, I support Black Lives Matter. With the murder of George Floyd at the end of May, and the ongoing protests for Black Lives Matter, I been taking the time to purposefully listen and educate myself on racism and racial justice. So many artists are lending their platforms: highlighting ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement, highlighting BIPOC artists in the Twitter and Instagram communities, and providing resources for white people to educate themselves about systemic racism. Below are some of these resources, as well as organizations to donate to: Change.org Petition: Justice for George Floyd Visit Justice for Breonna Taylor Donate to Black Lives Matter Donate to the…