Category Archives: drawings

MAN I am bad at this!!


I know, I know, I say this EVERY single time I write a blog because it’s USUALLY two years in between spurts of blogging. Please forgive me, I get caught up in painting and playing guitar and reading trash on the Internet so it’s a busy life.

I am so caught up in the MOST RECENT school shooting that I have made a little art project I’d like to share.  I do not want this to keep happening. I have many gun owners in my family who would never hurt anyone,  and I love them all very much. I know they are not the problem, I know that the mere existence of guns is not the problem.

But this is not about me and my extended family. It’s about my children. I do not want them to grow up in a world like this if they don’t have to. I do not want to lose my kids to a mass shooting, like so many parents have had to do in recent years.

So, I came here today to introduce you to some “Liberal Propaganda” I just made. And I’ve organized it into a printable template for you to use if you’d like to send a friendly note to some senators out there who MAY (or may not) be listening. I feel like this picture will get their attention.  You can get their contact info here. 

Please feel free to download and use the templates for your canvasing pleasure. And have a wonderful day!





Coffee Drawings – More Dishes

I really love these dishes I’m seeing on Pinterest and had a great time drawing them at First Cup Coffeehouse this week. Here is the latest. Also, I’ve just opened my Etsy Shop for the fourth time in eight years! Now, my nicest Coffee Drawings are for sale! Check it out. 


Coffee Drawings: Drawing (more) Coffee


At least, it’s a sweet little pink coffee cup from my Facebook friend with a collection of cute coffee cups. I drew this cup three times today at First Cup Coffeehouse in Portland, and I must say, I am ok posting this last version here, however, I am going to get more practice. I drink so much coffee, I should become an expert at drawing the cups, right?




Coffee Drawings: Drawing Coffee

Well, thanks to a Facebook friend, I ended up drawing today, even though I said I wasn’t going to. So, thanks Facebook Friend for posting your beautiful coffee cup this morning. 🙂



Coffee Drawings: Vessels

So, today, I spent a while at Pappacino’s  in the Woodstock neighborhood of SE Portland, drawing these vintage vessels from Pinterest. Yes, I am getting a lot of my inspiration from that addictive, gorgeous site lately. 🙂  Here they are, vases and bowls….




Coffee Drawings: Guess What!?

More Dishes!!! I was messing around on Pinterest (again) and found many, many gorgeous arrangements of dishes for my drawing pleasure. And I hope seeing them brings you a little pleasure as well.



Shrinky Dink Art Drives Me CRAZY!

But it was worth it! After about 10 completely failed attempts, I finally got the hang of cooking this plastic menace! And figured out enough to do a little art project with colored pencils and sharpies. It’s not quite like I saw on Pinterest, but I am happy enough now to turn off the oven and forget the whole thing. For now…hahahaha.

Also, please apologize to your loved ones, because I know you will be sucked into Pinterest after reading this. 🙂



The finished Shrunken Product


As they each come out of the oven, shrunk!


Four slices of discontent


The entire 8.5×11 drawing, ready to be sliced