Realities of RV Living

We are 23 days into our RV adventure. There have been highs and lows. The first week I was convinced that we wouldn't make it. It was sweltering hot in Texas, we were still figuring out the new lifestyle and there were so. many. tantrums. My 3 year old is not making the transition easy.

Circles 2013

Last week was Circles Conference 2013, and just like last year, I left feeling charged, full, and energized for the creative journey ahead.

New FTM Collections

The September FTM collection just dropped today and I'm also posting last month's illustrations to play catch up. :)

Art & Practicality

I recently finished up a 6-week acrylic painting class with instructor and painter, Bert Seabourn. I’ve loved his work since being introduced to it about a year ago, and my husband thought it was high time I take his class at City Arts in OKC.

On the Road Again, Naturally

I can't help but laugh at how our time frame for living anywhere has gotten shorter and shorter. When 10 years ago the big dream for my life was to buy a nice large house and settle there for 30 years or so, now that that dream has changed drastically, along with our square footage. Even our last home in mid-town, which I was sure we would put down roots in, I felt in the first month that we moved in that I shouldn't get too attached.

The Fasting and the Feast

I recently finished Jen Hatmaker's book, "7 - An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess" and just had to share something with you. If you aren't already familiar, the book talks about how she did a 7 month fast, exploring 7 different areas each month - clothes, shopping, waste, food, possessions, media, and stress.

Illustration and Free Printables for Emma

The February issue for Emma Magazine is out and you can find my free printable and illustration on page 11 - complete instructions to make your own bath bombs and a free printable gift tag to give as gifts.

What is Beauty?

There are some whose idea of beauty is just too small. We tend to make snap judgments about what is beautiful, and what is not. But beauty can be strong and astringent, disturbing, shocking and dark.

Illustrations for Henry Happened

A few months ago I got an email from Stephanie of HenryHappened.com asking for some custom illustrations for her blog. Here is how they turned out - she wanted to go for simple black and white ink drawings for each category.

Illustration for Emma Magazine

Have you heard of Emma Magazine? It's like Martha Stewart Living, but young and fresh. They call it "A How-To Guide for the Modern Domestic." I got to contribute to their January issue with an illustrated recipe - check out the issue, they make it available for free online.