Mollie Nevada 

A sweet littl name for a sweet little girl. 

I did this quick little painting in acrylic on canvas. My brushes were getting a little rough after all the extra use this month, but it turned out ok all the same. 

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Wedding signs

My younger brother MacGyver is getting married next month.  I’m so excited for him and his sweet bride to be.

I have several other signs to make this week. I’m so blessed to get to do what I love to do for the people I love. This glorious sunshine is a nice bonus. 🙂


Battlefield Live

I recently finished up another illustration project for Cedar Springs.  It’s a promotional postcard featuring our battlefield themed lazer tag.  Yesterday I stopped by the office to pick up a copy of the prints.  I feel so blessed to live and work here.   
I did the illustrations in ink and watercolor, then tidied them up in Photoshop. 

   

Quick Caricatures

Last week in art class we looked at portraits and talked about style, tone and visual interpretation.  We did some serious work, and then we practiced doing quick caricature sketches of each other. The models did not have to sit perfectly still, we talked and laughed and I encouraged my students to do multiple sketches during the 5 minute “poses”. It was rediculous and fun. 🙂 I love teaching art.  

    
   

Life Drawing Camp Summer 2016!

This summer I will be teaching two life drawing day camps at Cedar Springs Camp in Lake Stevens.

I am really excited about this.  I will be teaching traditional observational drawing skills, exploring different techniques and just enjoying drawing outside in nature.  It’s going to be a lot of fun!

More than that, though, I am excited about the opportunity to share with these kids in all the wonder of creation.  Being inspired by nature and by each other.  Taking the time to appreciate all we see and that inspires us to create.  Knowing it all points us back to our Creator God who made us in His own image.

The first camp runs June 20-24 and the second, August 22 – 26. This camp is for kids in grades 5-9 and it is an all day (9-5) camp.  If you are closer to Bothell or Lynwood there is bus transportation available for a small fee.  All the money and registration details are available here.