Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pickled Baby Beets

I love the pickled baby beets from Jenny's Farm Stand. I could eat them for desert!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Electric Tea Kettle

I finally bought myself an electric tea kettle. I had been thinking about buying a Keurig, but the whole thing with the k-cups was just too expensive. Plus I really only drink hot tea most of the time. Love my new kettle. It heats up two cups of water in under three minutes!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Another Cute Reindeer

I was bored at work the other day so I drew another Christmas Reindeer.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vintage Deer

I drew this little guy as another Christmas creature.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cute Christmas Things

I've been trying to cure some holiday depression by drawing cute Christmas things.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Magazine Girl

I drew another girl from Lee Magazine. I was trying to work on folds and layers in clothing.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sketchy Cat

Quick sketch of my kitty in pencil.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Gerbil and Donkey

I had a sore throat this weekend, so I tried to sketch some cute stuff around my house. This is my gerbil and the donkey is an antique metal bank that I won in an auction in Shipshewana.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Vegetarian Stuffing

I made my first vegetarian stuffing over Thanksgiving. I used bread cubes, diced apple, chestnuts, and dried cranberries. It turned out to be quite tasty!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Detroit Zoo Sketches

I took my sketch book to The Detroit Zoo recently and I did some open air sketching. My birds turned out the best, except for the penguin, who I sketched at the end of the day when I was really tired, so he truly suffered for it. He was a lot cuter in person.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

cat and cupcake

I've been experimenting more with shading with ink, trying to make my drawings look less flat.

Monday, November 21, 2011

More Salt Shakers

I've still been sketching salt shakers at restaurants. I can't believe how many different kinds that restaurants use.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Autumn Leaves

With my sketchbook, I went into my backyard and drew some of the leaves. A squirrel was barking at me from a tree for a while. I don't think he approved.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Baby Pumpkin

I bought this little pumpkin for my critters over the Halloween season. I drew it in pencil, and I've been working on my shading more.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Four Little Trees

I was trying different shapes to show leaves in trees.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Mule or Donkey?

Recently, I went to Jenny's Dexter Market for cider and donuts, and one of the farm animals came right over to me and wanted to be petted. I'm not sure if it was a mule or a donkey, but it was cute!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bird House

Last spring, I drew this little bird building her nest in a bird house, but I forgot to post it.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Work Doodles

A round up of some of the doodles from my notebook at work.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tots and Sparrows

I was at Sonic recently and I fed one of my tater tots to a sparrow who jumped up on my car door mirror.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Flavor Treats

I went to a Fall Flavor Weekend at Greenfield Village recently, and I bought some yummy treats at the fruit market. I bought the Asian Pear for my guinea pig.

Monday, October 24, 2011


I drew some of my Halloween decorations. The pumpkin and the house are votive holders and the cat is a little statue.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Figure Practice

I recently bought an Asian Fashion Magazine, and I've been trying to practice drawing some of the figures, so I can get a better grasp on sketching people in public.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fat Duck

I love going to the Franklin Cider Mill. There is a river next to the cider mill and there are ducks hanging out who have eaten way to many donuts. They are all quite fat!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Me and My Cat

Some doodles from my notebook at work.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Maru The Cat

I love the "I am Maru" blog about the adventures of Scottish Fold cat, and I had to try to draw him.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mackinac Bike Riding

Here is a drawing of the bicycle that I rode during my vacation on Mackinac Island. The tires were not this wobbly looking, though.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Misc Things

I've been trying to draw different little things and these are some of items in my junk drawer in my kitchen.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Three Cats

These are some cats that I drew in my notebook at work.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Custard Treats

The frozen chocolate custard was from Bob Jos Frozen Custard in Wyandotte. You can get it with toasted coconut on top. The pie was from Darrow's Family Restaurant in Mackinaw City.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stuffed Toys

I'm a sucker for a cute stuffed toy at the store! Here are some new ones!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Greenfield Village

I drew this little shed the last time that I was at Greenfield Village.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Waffle House Coffee

I got to have breakfast at The Waffle House recently when I went to Toledo to visit The Zoo. Love their coffee!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Grape Hi-Chew

I've got a bad Hi-Chew addiction! My favorite flavors are grape and strawberry.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Silly Golden Retriever

I tried to draw my friend's golden retriever. She is quite the silly dog.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Farmers Market

More yummy stuff from The Farmers Market. I will miss the fresh produce when it goes out of season.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I visited a park in Wyandotte which is along The Detroit River and I saw hundreds of minnows swimming in the water near the dock.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Yummy Candy

Some of my secret candy stash in my drawer at work. The candy at the bottom right is a molasses salt water taffy. The milk maid is a caramel and the Walkers Toffee is licorice flavored.

Friday, September 2, 2011

More Cat Sketches

Here are some more of my quick sketches of my tabby cat.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011


One of my favorite lighthouses at Mackinaw Island is the Round Island Lighthouse. Here is a sketch from my vacation journal.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Three Cranky Cats

Which cat do you think looks the crankiest?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Poor Lobster

I saw this little guy trapped alive in ice at a fish market display at The Kerrytown Market & Shops. I could have sworn he was waving at me as if to say "Hey Lady, could you please save me?" I didn't have a way to care for a salt water lobster, so I had to leave him. It was a heart breaking experience.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Some of the flowers that I sketched during my trip to Mackinac Island.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Salt Shakers

I love trying to draw salt shakers at restaurants. Here are some of them from the sketchbook that I carry in my purse.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Kawaii Fruit

I have a lovely time visiting The Kerrytown Fruit Market during the summer. This is supposed to be a peach, a cucumber, two plums and a tomato that I bought at the market during my last trip.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wildflower Garden

Here is a daisy that I drew from my wildflower garden. I think it might be a Shasta Daisy.