Graphite on Bristol Smooth

About the drawing:
Isn’t she just the cutest!  This is the first commission of a puppy I have able able to draw in quite a while.  I have missed drawing pet portraits.  Drawing animals gives me all the feels and I was very excited to draw this one. She loved it! 

Things have been pretty busy around here.  We bought a new home, sold our primary home and been working from home.  Its been pretty chaotic!  So for some reason, I thought it would be the perfect time to change my domain name back to I had to change everything on social media too and it took forever! My account on Bloglovin’ is still listing my site as wordpress instead of .com and I can’t seem to change it.  Not that it is a big deal or anything but I pay to use the .com so I should be able to utilize it but this is an issue that I will save for another day.

Speaking of moving, I can’t wait to share my office studio with you!  Still have a lot to do before everything is set up and my husband is still in awe and amazement of how I fit everything in our little house, lol….(Where there is a will there is a way).  It feels weird being in a different home, but it has really worked out with all three of us working from home during the self isolation. We aren’t on top of each other and I am sure if we were in the other home it would be like War of the Roses at the Ottaway household.

I hope everyone is staying safe and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!





Graphite on Bristol Smooth

Things here are going pretty well.  Work has kept me pretty busy, but I found this old drawing that I set aside and I have been working on it on and off.   It feels  pretty great drawing and I found it much easier to leave it out handy and work on it when I can steal a few minutes here and there.

I’m not complaining….A little time is better than nothing!  And today is an on day!

So……I have the Hallmark Channel, homemade chicken ‘n dumplings on the stove and my drawing….what’s to complain about.

So, my question for you is:
How often are you able to work on your art?

Be Well and Happy!







Randomness ;)

I’m ending Friday with a few photos from my week:

Karen and RobFirst off, my twin sister and her husband attended an Inaugural  party.  Each attendee had to dress up as a political figure.  Rob went as Fidel Castro and my sis went as Sarah Palin.  I tell her all time that she favors Mrs. Palin, but she never believed me until after stepping down from my make-up/hair artist  Live and in person, when Karen smiles they could pass for twins.  Rob did pretty good on his costume too.

Moulding  I’ve been painting!  Not the good kind either.  If someone tries to make you believe that painting molding, trim or even a wall is like painting a picture?  Run…Run Hard… Run Fast….It’s a scam because they are not even remotely the same!

GetAttachment[1] I did manage to make some placemats (I’m using the term loosely here) ….May table is so small that my placemats don’t fit anymore.  so I took the rubber shelve lining stuff, drew an oval from my turkey roasting pan, cut it out and I have placemats!

GetAttachment[1] Also, my sister-in-law Vicki came by and gave use beautiful light she made in her kiln class!  I love it, and I can’t wait until it is in my kitchen!  Thank You!

I am happy to say, that I as of today. I finally have something on my drawing board.  I think it’s the most drawn and painted animal on the internet. But I don’t care, I think it’s cute and I want it!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Be Well and Happy Friday!