School's Out

A crafter I met online is doing a project asking people to do a little drawing of school, classrooms, or teachers.

This is my submission.


Life's Big Canvas

I was featured over on Life's Big Canvas today - lots of bright and colorful features over there, check it out!


Any Given Sunday

When I was a little girl some pastors used to tell my mother that I shouldn't be drawing in church or that if I was drawing it should be about the sermon. Apparently my mom thought that could get awkward ("So, how did you illustrate Song of Solomon, Melody?") or difficult ("Well now, that's an nice drawing of predestination, but I think your propitiation could use some more shading."). Or maybe she just thought that dealing with an antsy six year old might keep her from listening very well.

In any case, she didn't make me stop.

Over the years I went from doodling on the back or in the margins of bulletins to sneaking in my own blank paper to brazenly carrying in my sketchbook along with my bible.  Maybe some people think I'm not paying attention, but I can only tell them what I have told every teacher in my life.

It helps me focus.

If I don't draw my mind wanders, drawing keeps me grounded in the here and now. And as you can see, it doesn't keep me from note-taking either.


Vampire Weekend

My youngest sister asks me if every person I draw is her. Unless it obviously is her, in which case she asks if it's someone else. Fangs seemed like an appropriate response.


Jack Horner

A preliminary sketch. I try to do some research on the nursery rhymes before I draw them, but the main point of all that I found on Jack Horner is that people have enjoyed reading about him for more than two centuries.


Real Amish

You think I'm exaggerating. I know. I can only speak the truth. Whether you believe it or not is up to you.



This is an old one. Click to see larger.


Art As Expression

I do a lot of drawing and while a small portion ends up in my etsy shop as finished art, I thought it would be fun to have a place to put some of my fun doodles and cartoons.

I have a lot of pent up frustration from waiting in grocery store lines.