1. I created this painting as a gift for a “Princess Bride” inspired wedding celebration using watercolor and ink. I really liked how it turned out. Even though some of my sketches were a lot more elaborate, I opted to go with something simple to suit the people it was for. I might have to create another painting with the other ideas I sketched out because I really liked those too. Maybe they can be part of my second submission to Teefury.com.

    I created this painting as a gift for a “Princess Bride” inspired wedding celebration using watercolor and ink. I really liked how it turned out. Even though some of my sketches were a lot more elaborate, I opted to go with something simple to suit the people it was for. I might have to create another painting with the other ideas I sketched out because I really liked those too. Maybe they can be part of my second submission to Teefury.com.

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I found this random picture in one of my sketchbooks. I’m guessing it was mid-2011 and I’m not sure what my inspiration was. But I love, love, love how creepy she is. She just looks like she’s up to no good, doesn’t she? :) For more art check out my Facebook page. 

    I found this random picture in one of my sketchbooks. I’m guessing it was mid-2011 and I’m not sure what my inspiration was. But I love, love, love how creepy she is. She just looks like she’s up to no good, doesn’t she? :) For more art check out my Facebook page. 

  3. Random thought..

    Pieces like the one I made last night really make me happy. Sometimes I start to feel a little down about my “technique” because I am really no-fuss and lack pretentious sensibilities like some artists. Even though I have no formal training, I think I can properly express emotions and some of the strange thoughts bouncing around in my head without having everything required to be a “masterpiece”.

    I really like that my art is simple, yet expressive. It’s fun and colorful and also hints at my dark side. 

    I think so much gets lost in perfection, especially when it involves hours of drawing and erasing, drawing and erasing. There is no erasing with what I do. My art may be flawed and skewed, but like me there is still a bold and simple goodness underneath all the imperfections. 

  4. I’m very happy with how the piece I made last night came out. I have decided to title it “Hidden” and it will be donated to the Artcetera art auction for the Doula Foundation of Mid-America, here in Springfield, Missouri. The auction has a “Carnivale” theme this year, which inspired me (I love carnivale!). Artcetera is April 13th at 6:30pm at the Diamond Room. I’m not sure how much the tickets are though, but it’s a worthwhile cause if you can come out and support the Doulas and buy some lovely art and other goodies.

    The Doula Foundation of Mid America (DFMA), a non-profit organization, firmly believes that every family, regardless of their financial means deserves emotional, physical and informational support, before, during and after the birth process. DFMA believes each birth is a sacred event and doula support for “at risk” mothers and families help strengthens family bonds and ultimately decreases child abuse and neglect.

    For more information you can visit: http://www.doulafoundation.org

  5. I’m late, I’m late..

    Ok, so my art blog didn’t quite happen like I had hoped. I’ll really try and be better about doing it. 

    Currently, I am trying to come up with an idea for my donation to the Doula Foundations Artcetera art auction. I’d like to do something that falls into their carnival theme. 

    I’m also open for customized drawings if anyone is interested. 

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I decided after many years of consideration to ACTUALLY try to make some fabric flowers. I found them pretty simple actually, I was kind of surprised. I think that’s part of the reason I never attempted them before.. I was just a little intimidated. Of course I feel silly now.. and relieved. 
Fabric flowers = lots of twisting and gluing and pinning (pins hold them together while the fabric glue dries). I will add a little tutorial on here soon. In the meantime check out some of the unfinished ones from last night. 

    I decided after many years of consideration to ACTUALLY try to make some fabric flowers. I found them pretty simple actually, I was kind of surprised. I think that’s part of the reason I never attempted them before.. I was just a little intimidated. Of course I feel silly now.. and relieved. 

    Fabric flowers = lots of twisting and gluing and pinning (pins hold them together while the fabric glue dries). I will add a little tutorial on here soon. In the meantime check out some of the unfinished ones from last night. 

  7. Some other pieces of art.. just going to start randomly posting them on here.

About me

Hello there, my name is Kim and I'm a busy bee. Actually, I used to think of myself as an artist first and foremost and then I had children. Now, art is my hobby and monkey wrangling (or child rearing and all that goes along with that) are my main objectives. Sometimes the strange things that float through my head manage to make their way past my fingertips and onto whatever item I have at my disposal.