Thursday, November 16, 2017

....suddenly, birds.

What was once a relatively well-manicured blog, blooming with frequent updates, has become a weed-infested, neglected spot of the internet.

This doesn't surprise me. I've never been a model of consistency.

You wanna see some stuff I've been working on?

 I dont even LIKE birds. I like to draw them, though. These two particular pieces were just for my own education and enlightenment, but a lot of people responded favorably to them. Enough people that I made prints that are for sale in the Etsy Shop (see link in sidebar!).

Now, though, I'm in a dry spell where nothing works, nothing is good, and it feels easier to just quit trying. Any motivational poster or inspirational quote site will tell you that that's precisely the moment when you should dig in your heels and try HARDER... Whether or not I respond that way remains to be seen. Watch this space.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Some New Business

I had thoughts of starting a new series of animal/food mashups. I did a sort of introduction piece (snail with a cinnamon roll shell) and then sort of... stopped. I had a lot of great ideas, mined from my friends' kids... but, I guess I lost interest? I'm not sure really. Maybe I'll revisit it, later.


So as I'm floundering around, attempting to find my next project, I doodled this in my "300 Drawing Prompts" sketchbook.

They put "hula dancer" right next to "slice of pie" and since I'm an efficient sort of gal I figured... why not?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Blognesia: when you have a blog that you sort of forget about for (checks watch) going on six months now.

A few of those months were spent not doing anything art related, aside from the occasional awful sketch. I'm starting to come back out of that again and I've done a few things that I'm willing to share with you, the person who accidentally ended up here while searching for a cannoli recipe.

In no particular order:

A commissioned tribute to my late uncle, Bernie:

A botanical print-inspired painting that I did for the cover of my work's writing publication that turned out to be quite popular, so I made prints of it:

A devotee of the 1991 version of Beauty and the Beast, I was hesitant to see the remake. Overall, I thought it was great, but the Beast's face really bothered me. I still can't put my finger on why. But I decided to draw the original version as sort of a "detox":

Finally, I've started a new series of food/animal mashups. I've started off with a snall that has a cinnamon roll shell:

I will, of course, color this eventually.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Stuff That I've Been Doing!

So, I've been doing stuff!

While that stuff hasn't been reflected here on my blog, it has been reflected in real-life settings in and around Columbus, Ohio.

I was asked to be November's "featured artist" at Highline Coffee Company in Worthington, Ohio! The last few posts have touched on the series I did especially for that engagement.

Here are the finished products, up on the wall, ready for public consumption!

My mother and my husband are my own personal paparazzi and insisted on posing me with my work. So here's that...
 Adorable... moving on...

The continuing care community that I'm privileged to work for has an annual craft fair that I finally participated in this year. I spent a lot of time getting ready for that event and not a lot of time doing anything ELSE.

Need proof:


I'm doing another show like this on the first Saturday of December, as well.

Lastly, but certainly not leastly, I finally started a Facebook page for my squiggles. Check it out HERE.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Order Up!

Previously on Sarah's Got A Drawing Blog: I mentioned that my work will be hanging in Highline Coffee Co. in beautiful Worthington, Ohio for the entire month of November!

How d'ya like them apples?! 

See the previous blog post for an explanation of sorts. Here's the (I think) finished series!

They'll be in simple, white frames with white mats. The final print size will be 8x10.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Falling Food

During the entire month of November, a lovely coffee shop, in a lovely suburb of Columbus, Ohio, has agreed to exhibit my work on their walls!

Exciting, right?

Since this "entire month" isn't until November, I decided I wanted to to work on a series to display instead of just a mish-mash of random pieces of my work. I decided to go waaaaay back and resurrect my falling food idea, born in the dark ages of this blog (don't go back and find them, there's nothing pretty back there).

As of right now, my plan is to do five images with (I think) identical backgrounds to unify them. I'm not totally sold on that yet, and these three are still in the messin'-around stage.

Aside from these three, I also have falling ice cream cone, and a spilling coffee/falling partially-eaten donut. 

I wanted some feedback on these, though. So before I get too much further, I decided to offer them up on the alter of Internet Scrutiny.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Clouded Vision

Working digitally can burn you out. There are times where I need to get away from the computer screen and get some paint on my hands. I felt the need this weekend to do just that. For lack of a better subject I painted some clouds.

This is an 8.5x11 canvas board. My mother immediately claimed it as soon as she saw it.


I bought some little itty bitty 2x2 canvases a while back because... reasons. I finally decided to do something with one of them.

If you really, really like that little one, you're in LUCK! It's for sale!