Sunday, March 27, 2011


So today I decided to put to practice what I learned in my lesson yesterday morning.  The colors are a bit weird and she started out looking quite a bit like a man (ha ha!) but for my first solo attempt at a face, I think she turned out pretty well.  And I had quite a few opportunities on this one to learn how to paint over something and start again.  :)  Enjoy!  And helpful critiques also welcomed! :)

Pretty girl, courtesy of Katie Holmes, 3/27/11.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Painting Faces!

A few months ago I wrote a about wishing I could paint faces, girls in particular.  I wrote about loving artists like Kelly Rae Roberts and Julie Nutting, who paint beautiful girls in their artwork.  Really I think the reason I love the girls in their artwork is because, in the midst of a busy day in which I'm trying to be everything to everyone, their girls help me connect to the girl inside me...feminine, precious,  I love that girl.  I want to paint that girl. 

This morning I took my first step in the direction of finding that girl in my paintbrush!  I went to an artist friend's house around 10:30 a.m and received my first ever one-on-one art lesson.  Painted my first real face (she turned out pretty cute, don't you think?) and it wasn't near as hard as I originally thought!  Okay, now I'm off to keep practicing!  :)

Making Faces, courtesy of Katie Holmes.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Okay, so I spend more time thinking than doing!  Which doesn't seem like such a bad thing, right?  I mean planning is good, but at some point I'm gonna have to just work on SOMETHING.  Feeling a bit artistically stuck today.  Oh, well.  Tomorrow I have a fun art date with an artist friend of mine, and she's gonna work with me on painting faces.  So excited about that!  So today, not so productive.  Maybe tomorrow.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

More photos from Devil's Den!

The campsite.  Not exactly roughing it...

"The stairway not taken..."
I want to live here. 

Love this waterfall.  So much.

Photos by Katie Holmes, 2011.

Makin' friends with my camera...

Back from a refreshing trip to Devil's Den State Park.  Had a great time with my hubby and my friends, and found a new appreciation for camera settings that I'd never really played with.  :)  Below are only a few of the resulting photos...

Little piece of the beach in the woods.

The dam at Devil's Den.

Rock Truck.

Crossing the bridge.

Laughing eyes.

The mountain man and his love.

The campfire.

Playing with fire.

More photos to come...

All photos courtesy of Katie Holmes, 2011.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Touching base.

So exhausted!  So many things, so little me.  Looking forward to Spring Break this coming week, and hope that it doesn't become one of those vacations that leaves you more tired than you were before the vacation. 

For those of you waiting on certain artworks to become prints, thank you for your patience!  I've had some major issues with the images and the editing and printing of the images, so needless to say I had to set it aside for a few days, due to frustration.  I will continue to work on it and will hopefully have some new prints soon!

And for tonight's entertainment, I'm off to an elementary school talent show.  Good times.  :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

New etsy listing!

I've just posted the original mixed media artwork titled 
"Embrace your seasons" on Etsy!  
You can purchase it here.

"Embrace your seasons", original mixed media artwork courtesy of Katie Holmes.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sold. My. First. Print!!

So excited! 
Sold my first print, of my first mixed media artwork!!  
This is really happening!! 
So inspired right now!  :) 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lean, mean, printing machine! Print(s) now available!!

Created my very first print, of my very first mixed media artwork tonight!  Love my new printer...and the fun ( of learning how to make prints in the comfort of my own home.  Enjoying the new adventure!  :)  You can check out the available print(s) here!

"Be not afraid" prints now available!