Category: Oil pastel

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Collage, Maps, Oil pastel, Pen & ink, Tombow, Valentine’s Day, Watercolor February 14, 2018

In between making sketchbooks, making Valentine’s Day cards and a multitude of other projects, here is my map for Valentine’s Day, which is also up on They Draw and Travel’s website.

My favorite candy is Lore’s Chocolates in Philadelphia. But I love See’s and I like Kilwin’s ice cream (their candy isn’t bad either.) See’s candy has a special fondness in my heart because my grandmother used to buy us a box every year for Christmas. John and I found a See’s when we were in Seattle last year. We bought a pound and it never made it home. Castronovo is a new favorite, they make the chocolate right from the bean. OMG it is amazing.

However you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I hope yours is sweet!

Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day.

Here is the link to my map on their website.

http://www.theydrawandtravel.com/illustrations/10985-candy-sweet-shops-throughout-the-us

Today’s sketches

Colored pencil, Oil pastel, Pen & ink, Pencil, Sketches, Sktchy, Watercolor April 25, 2017

Good evening folks!

FYI to my blog followers:

I want to say thank you for following my blog.  I appreciate you! I will be showing my appreciation soon with some changes that I am working on.  Stay tuned for that!  My Twitter and Instagram will each have their own exclusive “thing” as well.    I will be slowly rolling these out soon.

These bleeding hearts were done with mixed media on a 4×6 postcard.  They are growing in my garden right now.


This next postcard is a technique I was playing with today.  It was done using painter’s tape and oil pastels, ink and pencil.