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Mom, can I have a tattoo?

Today the request was for a Komodo Dragon. How could I refuse? The grandparents took him and his brothers to the zoo on Sunday.  Homespun temporary tattoos (ballpoint pen drawings on skin) are the norm around here.  Sometimes I do them, sometimes they do their own. At 6, 4 and 2 1/2 it can get pretty extensive. Full body crayola marker tats are quite common.   

It’s fun being a mom. 

Estes Park

I’d never been to Colorado. The husband took me on a road trip for our anniversary. We attended The Weekend To Remember, which was great. I had a little time to paint, which was a real blessing. Colorado was just beautiful.



LOTR Inspired Wedding Illustrations


A friend of a friend asked me to design their wedding invitations.  The theme was “Bilbo’s Party”.  After discussing it with the Bride and looking at some examples of things she and the Groom liked, we came up with the idea of having the illustrations be monochrome navy blue.  I’m really pleased with the outcome.  I did it in watercolor, my current medium of choice.  I especially like the effect the masked out moon and lanterns have on the main image.   I did use some white paint (like a cheater) for the details, but I think the art police will forgive me.

Jess_and_BrianThis is the front and back of the RSVP Card.  Which read “Will you make the journey?”  “Cordially Accept / Regretfully Decline”
Too cute, right?!

Jess_and_Brian_rsvpI’m just posting the illustrations and not the final designs because the wedding is this summer and I don’t want any of you crazy people crashing this sweet couple’s wedding.  😉

Misterslippi River Race

Misterslippi River Race

The home school group that meets at my Church is putting on a musical production. This is the poster I made for them. It was fun getting to do the illustration of the kids I know from Church. My favorite part is “Patch the Pirate” who is played by a gal who is just so cute and is planning on wearing her glasses over the patch. 🙂

Silly little portraits

Today I will be doing portraits at the Snohomish Craft Bazaar at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Snohomish from 10 – 4.
It takes about 30-40 minutes, but the kids don’t really have to sit still. (Oscar definitely did not sit still pretending to clap his hands for 30 minutes!) Portraits are done in watercolor on 9×12 paper. $30 each. There will be lots of other crafters there selling there goods. Come on out and find something for your mamma!

2727 Lake Ave. Snohomish

Color Wrapped Hair Comb! Come make your own! Friday, December 7th!

Heads up ya’ll! Organized craft at the Open House for those who will: Color Wrapped Hair Comb. Friday the 7th from 2 til 4. I will have the supplies all laid out, all you have to do is show up and make your own beautiful hair piece. $1 suggested donation. I will extend the project hours by request, as long as I don’t run out of supplies. 🙂

Thank you to for the crafting idea!