Inktober and what’s keeping me up at night….

At the beginning of the month I joined a challenge last minute to ink my way through October. I am obsessed! Black ink and white sketchbook pages = lust! I’ve picked up new brush pens, felt tip pens, calligraphy nibs and inks.  I have been exploring, experimenting and am really excited about what is showing […]

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Happy Inktober!

  I’ve been planning to commit to drawing, painting, sketching everyday for a while now and have yet to start … until today!! Luckily I came across this great challenge for the month of October called Inktober founded originally by a very talented artist Jake Parker.  Check out his site here. Basically it goes a little […]

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Creative Women Series – featuring Tammie Bennett

This next interview is one that I’m really happy to share! Tammie is someone who I found by chance on-line as I was searching for more information about potentially licensing my art.  Tammie has a fantastic blog and is very generous with resources, information, inspiration and sharing her artistic journey with her readers.  Tammie may […]

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sharing my heart-break…

It’s been a while since I last sat at my computer to compose a blog post.  About 6 weeks!! Can you believe how quickly time is passing these days?! I took the month of August off to help me focus more on my family, my art and design portfolio.  Among enjoying some great family adventure (follow […]

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Creative Women Series – Emily, Jones Design Company

I’m really excited to share this next interview in the Creative Women Series here on l.i.d. Emily is someone who’s blog I found and was instantly hooked!!  She has a very authentic way of communicating with her readers and is very open with sharing.  Whether it’s her personal experiences, favorite tools or ‘how-tos” – she […]

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My name is Nicki, and I’m addicted to …..

I feel like a new obsession is upon me.  I can’t stop thinking about it.  It just kinda crept up on me.  All I think about is where can I go to get more stuff to add to my stash.  I’m up early and want to do it over and over again…. My name is […]

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Washington, DC – my way…

Summer vacation is here and so begins our flurry of trips, pics, and memory making.  In an effort to be in the MOMENT more I’ve chosen to cut-back the time I spend snapping pics on my iPhone, updating statuses on social media, and even texting.  I am going to spend more face-time with my family […]

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A “Whale” of a Sneak Peek…

Here’s a design I just finished and submitted as my second last assignment in a portfolio bootcamp that I am taking through a fabulous art agent, Lila Rogers, called Make Art That Sells. My design may not seem like much, a few shapes, an image or two, some text, complimentary colours and BOOM – a […]

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