Monthly Art Challenge / August

Everyone always thinks of January for new beginnings but even a few years out of school I still think of August. That’s why I wanted my August challenge to be something really good. Since moving to New York, I’ve been working mostly in watercolor and pen and ink. This month, the challenge was to change that… for good.

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Monthly Art Challenge / July

I had high hopes for this challenge, I saw myself taking trips up to Bear Mountain and painting or sketching on Rockaway Beach. As usual, though reality didn’t live up to expectations and there were no nice little jaunts into nature.

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June / July Sketchbook Recap

June and July were hectic months for me kicking off with marrying my favorite person ever and longtime (and I mean loooooong time) boyfriend, Matt. I can see a little bit of that chaos slip into my work here and there. Usually, I can pick out some sort of theme or pattern but these sketchbooks feel pretty disconnected to me. But as far as inspiration goes each of these pages serviced a launching point for…

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April / May Sketchbook Recap

Spring has exploded over NYC with reckless abandon and I’m still chugging along with wedding planning. Just a few more days! Still, artists gotta art. These sketchbooks all appear to have one major thing in common… BLUE!

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Monthly Art Challenge / April

This was BY FAR the toughest art challenge yet. From the moment I set out to make these challenges, this was the one that scared me the most but it was also the one I felt I needed the most. Before I go on to tell you how colossally I failed this challenge, I think it’s important to share why I felt I needed to do it in the first place.

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Tools of the Trade

By far the most common question I get on social media is the about the tools/media I use to create my art. I’m happy to share my go-to art supplies that help me satisfy my creative urges. So below is exactly what is in my art kit plus a little bit of commentary to help explain why I use “this” instead of “that”…

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February / March Sketchbook Recap

2017 is already moving at lightening pace. Between my art challenges and planning a wedding, admittedly sketchbook time has dwindled. Still, I found some time stuck under the couch cushions. The pages of my sketchbook for these months reflect the changing seasons, another trip to Guatemala and the…

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