Sunday, December 04, 2016


Begin each day with a grateful heart.
I am blessed with family and friends. 
 Jon and I went to a party this week and had a fun time.
 I worked on a large German's Chocolate Cake for a good friend's birthday.
 And Tiramisu for another friend.
 We paddled the river with the girls and saw 8 manatee, 1 gator, turtles, fish, birds, and a ice cream stand boat!
I had my first Oyster Po'Boy and it was delicious.
December 1 marked the start of Christmas preparations.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

December 3

Today's post was of a beautiful deer with a pink sunset. This quick sketch was done using simple geometric shapes and a pink gradient.

Friday, December 02, 2016

December 2

December 2nd's drawing of holly and berries was inspired by a set of Christmas dishes. They were white with a gold rim and small holly and berries studding the border. I love the crisp color contrast of white with the red and green.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

December 1

Today is the first day of December. I'm working on keeping an Advent Journal and also doing a daily drawing.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

12 Doors of Christmas Greeting Cards

In 2013 I did an series of illustrations of decorated doors for Christmas. I've always loved the decorated entrance ways to people's homes, from the simple and rustic, to the ornate, to the colorful and tacky. I love the enthusiasm and effort people make to show their Christmas spirit. I hope you enjoy them as well. I had them made into greeting cards as well. 

12 Doors of Christmas, Door Number 12

The Twelfth and final door of Christmas is one that hits near to home. Freshly fallen snow blankets the door, window, walkway and urns. The ribbon and number 25 are a fresh take on a wreath and the colors are less a factor than in other entranceways. It's a fun way to end the series.
Eleventh Door of Christmas

Tenth Door of Christmas

Ninth Door of Christmas

The Eighth Door of Christmas

The Seventh Door of Christmas
The Sixth Door of Christmas
The Fifth Door of Christmas
The Fourth Door of Christmas
The Third Day of Christmas
The Second Door of Christmas
The First Door of Christmas

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Journaling Prompts for December

Here's another inspiring list for December with 31 ideas to journal. Dedicate a page, paragraph, or even square to each idea and convey the emotion, memory, feeling, or image you see. You can draw, sketch, paint, photograph, write, or any other creative method to illustrate your life throughout the month.
Other Inspiration Lists for December are:


Monday, November 28, 2016

Illustrate a Word Daily in December

Here's another Daily Creative Task you can try in December. If you want a quick drawing assignment try illustrating a single word a day. Here is a list of 25 "Christmas Words".  Either write them down in a book and dedicate a page to each illustration or put them all on a single page. You can illustrate them however you like, with color or without, with pencil, paint, marker, or pen.
I took the words and started illustrating and found myself addicted. I completed a page in no time.

Previous Daily December Inspiration includes: