Wednesday, February 21, 2018


I'm just having waaaay too much fun with this sketch-a-day journal Hubby found for Alexis/Me. In fact, it reminds me a lot of that crazy-fun illustration class I took with Becky Dawson at Lucky Star Art Camp last November. Here is a sampling of what it has instructed me to draw so far.

Draw something hot.
My Sofa Table
If you, like me, wish to shed your perfection-obsession, this is a great way to develop the ability to be quick and concise in your sketching. Just don't spend too much time on any of the sketches (I spend about a minute on each) and don't use a pencil -- too much temptation to keep erasing and improving. After a bit of trial and error, I landed on the PaperMate Flair felt tip, which doesn't bleed through to the other side of the page.

Happy Sketching!

Monday, February 19, 2018


Although all of our travel troubles occurred here, there are a couple of things I actually loved about the Miami airport. First were these super-comfy rocking chairs they had scattered about -- the perfect spot to read, relax, and people watch, when your flight gets delayed over and over again.

Then, there was this awesome fiber arts display I stumbled upon when I got tired of sitting and started pacing.

And then there was this, which made me laugh.

I mean, someone had to have a great sense of humor, to hang this in an airport, of all places!