Back to school !

Like I said, I have mixed feelings about back to school .The upside is definitely the routine and time factor. So , I jumped right in and started off the morning right with a cup of coffee and some whimsical sketching . Letting the pen flow in the quiet of the morning is very meditative . Before everyone is up and the morning rush to get to school takes over, I find that sketching/ painting/ drawing definitely gives me a sense of contentment as I start the day.

Wildflowers in the wee hours of the morning
Wildflowers in the wee hours of the morning


The week is off to a good start .. Hope yours is too 🙂

Cheers !

Catching up

Here’s a bunch of stuff that I didn’t post over last week . A few weeks ago, I was in Canada. More on that later.. I think it deserves its own post.

But below are in progress shots of an illustration of the hop-on hop-off bus that we toured Toronto in.



This past week, I seemed to be lost in my travels. Fuchsia all the way from New Zealand , when we visited in 2011.  It must be the travel bug or I was looking for inspiration.


Cupcake illustration of a cupcake that I devoured from Prarie Girl Bakery, on King Street in Toronto , because , well, I like cupcakes. I also like drawing them, obviously.


Some florals over the weekend.



And of course .. here’s to a good strong start to your Monday ! 




Constantly evolving style

Every artist has their own style – one that keeps evolving. Mine has too. I always painted as a kid . Didn’t really have a preference then. After college, I took up oil painting. A few years ago , I was all about acrylic paints. Then I started to do a mix of acrylic and pen and then scanning it into photoshop/illustrator to play with it on the computer. I would like to do that again.

Lately, I am enjoying watercolors and pen. What makes me most happy is when I can combine the two . Its fun to let the watercolors do their own thing and then I can go in draw in lines, shades, doodles that I can control. What do I like to draw ? A lot of stuff. I tend to sketch and then want to go in a fill in with patterns, images , doodles. That seems to really be my thing .

Wake Cup – Inspired by my sleep t-shirt which says exactly that . I am like this many mornings if I have not worked out or had my cuppa !

What do you think is your style ? Has it evolved, changed ? Have you tried something that you’ve sworn off of only to discover that its actually the coolest thing ever ?