Monday, January 8, 2018

Learning To Color

Since I had some time off over Christmas and the New Year, I decided I would treat myself to some coloring lessons over at Kit and Clowder.   I’m loving it!  Owner and teacher, Alyce Keegan, is an amazing artist and teacher.  She puts so much of herself into her classes and is one of the most encouraging, motivating, and inspiring people I know.  

I have done 2 lessons so far and I wanted to share my finished pieces with you.  The first piece is not really my style but I’m learning that it’s ok to step outside of the box sometimes and it was fun to learn some techniques such as coloring eyes, hair, and skin just to name a few.  Isn’t she pretty?!

Finished Work

The second class focused on coloring fur.  There is a lot of room for improvement here but I’m super happy with how this piece turned out.   It was interesting to learn how to put texture on cookies to make them look more realistic.  Don’t they look scrumptious?!  I bet you are hungry now, lol.

Finished Work

The classes that I purchased were part of a monthly subscription, however, there are still some very good free resources to be found and even a free coloring lesson (Markers 101) that you can grab if you visit the site.  The Markers 101 lesson is a great source for learning techniques such as shading, highlighting, blending, etc. so I highly recommend having a look.  There are also individual classes if you don’t want an ongoing subscription (although you can opt out of the subscription at anytime).  [Sidenote: This is NOT a sponsored post. I just really like what’s offered there and wanted to share it with all of you].

After being home for the past 2 weeks, it's back to work for me tomorrow. I'm so grateful that I have a job that I love to go back to.  I hope you are all doing well and I appreciate you stopping by for a look at my work.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Winner–December Blog Hop

Once again, I’m late with the announcement for the winner of our December blog hop and I apologize.  If you would like to hop through too (just know the prize is no longer up for grabs), you can find it here.

And our winner is:

Alicia O’Bryant

Congratulations, Alicia!  You have won the CTMH stamp set, Short & Sweet, graciously offered by Claudia Henderson.  Since Claudia is away right now, you can contact me at with your mailing address (please put Winner AYOCT December Blog Hop in the subject line) so that I can let her know where to send your awesome prize!