Monthly Archives: May 2018

re engaging

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged regularly. It feels like it’s been a while since I made art regularly, although I have been consistently drawing and learning new media. After 3 years of  traveling nearly every week for work, I have time at home and in my studio again and am figuring out how to reestablish a creative discipline.

Currently, that revolves around art journaling, recording daily life and figuring out how to use watercolor. I’ve been pretty good about my sketchbook discipline over the past few years, but am ready to challenge myself to make the leap from sketching small vignettes to creating more developed pages and possibly bringing some of them to life as completed works.

I’m fascinated with fountain pens and watercolor and am moving away from disposable permanent pens. I like the way the fountain pens move on paper, the fact that they’re more environmentally friendly and that I can use a variety of inks for different effects- everything from beautiful washes (well, hopefully some day) to using permanent ink with watercolor.

It’s nice to have portable supplies, and to be able to create even when not in the studio. As I figure out which fountain pens I like best and reduce the number of disposable pens in the kit below, this will consolidate. Same for the watercolor kits below.


I have always been interested in exploring and learning different media, it keeps me interested and engaged. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes of this adventure- please join me!