Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bare Branches

This time of year, bare branches are everywhere.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Fanciful pen and ink doodle.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Repost: Halloween Eyes

This is an oldie but a goodie. And in honor of Halloween, I couldn't resist reposting. Enjoy. And sleep well.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Leaf and Tile

A small pen drawing of a leaf against a background that looks like tiles.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Letter U

This letter U is similar in feel to the previous letter T, I think. It feels organic and woodsy. Originally, I'd wanted a design with a retro 70's feel. I just couldn't make that work for this letter so I'll have to try it for another one later.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Letter S

I didn't start out to make a sweet S, but it seems to have turned out that way.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Letter R

In contrast to the Q (and S to come), here's a lowercase letter r.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Curly Qs

Oh, sorry about that...just couldn't resist the pun! Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Another Leafy Green

Another experiment with contrasting patterns.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


This one reminds me of a tropical vacation. Or sherbet. Very cheerful, either way.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Letter O

I like the contrast of textures in this one.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Letter N

Next in the alphabet series is letter N. A nice combination of textures.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Letter M

A little tipsy, but here's our letter M.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Frilly Pink

This charming little pink design makes me smile.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


This one feels organic and outdoorsy.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Purple Points

This one has such a nice fanciful feel.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Leafy Green ACEO

I love this light green, so fresh and springy.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Plays with Pens

Another little pen sketch...lots of little curlicues.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I'm an Artcardist!

Corey Brown over at surprised me -- on my birthday no less! -- with the news that my gallery page was live. I'm delighted and honored! Stop over and take a look:

Be sure to browse the other artists in the gallery; they're wonderful!

What's an Artcardist? I'm so glad you asked. Here's a really nice definition, as well as descriptions of ATCs and ACEOs:

Corey also runs a blog about artist trading cards and ACEOs:

Friday, March 12, 2010

Free Shipping through March 15

March 12 is my birthday, so to celebrate, I'm offering free shipping on everything in my Etsy shop:

Since I plan on celebrating all weekend, the offer is good through March 15. :)

Anyone else having a birthday this month?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Blue Burst

I like these new Micron pens! The colors are terrific and the ink is very easy to use: intense colors with no bleeding or smudging. And they seem to last a long time. 

Drawing is so much more fun when the tools work well.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010



Quite the jumble! I thought about calling it highways or spaghetti or something, but thicket works as well.

This one is black ink on a cream-colored paper. The black spaces aren't meant to be colored in fully; they're meant to have little open spots. Keeps up the jumbled theme.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Spotted Leaves


Another purple doodle. I like purple! Very simple leaf shapes against a spotted background.
I thought about filling in the leaves with a pattern, but I like the simple shapes just as they are.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Stones Throw


A change from our alphabet letters. This one is done with a dark purple ink instead of black and looks like lots of pebbles.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Letter L

Full of swoops and swirls and fancy designs, this letter L is anything but melting into the background!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Letter K

Compared to the letter L yesterday that had so much depth, this letter K seems to blend into the background.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Letter J


A capital letter J, done with contour lines inside and out. I like the depth that the lines give it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Letter i

A lowercase letter i. It looks something like a butterfly, though I wasn't thinking of butterflies while I was drawing it. I was thinking of flowers. Close enough, I guess. :) 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Letter H

The straight lines in letters give me fits. I'm more comfortable with curved lines. However, I rather like this one -- especially the wiry looking designs on the sides.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Letter G

Back to our alphabet series! Black ink on white bristol stock. It's similar in feel to the letter e from earlier.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lasso Doodle

I started this doodle with the tear drop shape in the lower right, the one full of little pebbles. From there, I built each ring of patterns outward. I wanted patterns that looped around each other - spirals, circles, etc. The vertical lines on the left recede into the background, almost as if the other patterns have been torn away to reveal the lines.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pinecone Doodle

I didn't have pinecones on the brain when I started this doodle, but looking at it now, that's what it reminds me of. Or country-style curtains.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Empty Screens Doodle

Here's a change of pace from the alphabet series. Kind of retro looking. The shapes in the foreground remind me of TV screens. Or maybe mirrors.

The background looks like bamboo on the sides, and the center reminds me of one of those beaded things that hung from doorways the 70's.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Letter F

So to face the challenge of an uppercase letter with all its straight lines, I bring you a capital letter F.

Very straight, very regular - but more interesting than I would have guessed starting out.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Letter e

As with the letter d, I find the lowercase version more interesting than the uppercase. I guess I like the curved shape better than the straight lines in the uppercase E.

This one is kind of fun...I like the flow and movement in it.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Letter d - Again

What was I saying about the shape of a letter d being interesting? Well, it is interesting enough that I had to do another. Obviously, the patterns I use to fill throughout have nothing to do with the letter d -- I just think they're interesting patterns.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Letter D

I think the shape of a lowercase letter d is more interesting than it's uppercase form. So, here you go!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Letter C Again

I liked the letter C yesterday so much that I thought I'd try another. This one stands out more from the background rather than blending in.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Letter C

I like this version of the letter C a lot and intentionally let it creep outside the top border. The letter blends into the design rather than standing out.