My biggest sponsor (aka my sister) got me a phone holder for my birthday back in October, and I got to test it last month.

It's sped up a lot so that it's not super long. It's really neat to see it done very fast!

But if you're interested, I've also uploaded this one in real time. They're broken into two parts: inking & painting. If it's too boring, you can also just skip down to the last video which is sped up. :)



Every year in October many artists participate in an event/challenge called Inktober. I've done it for a few years now, and every time it stretches me in ways I didn't foresee. Although I wasn't able to do it every day of October, I decided to draw cute outfits I've seen on different Instagram accounts. 

It was so fun to do these and especially to practice using a dip pen & ink! You can see more of my Inktober sketches here.





The state of Virginia can be very wimpy and helpless when it comes to snow, and I've been loving it! Schools get cancelled for days, and because I nanny for a mom who's a teacher, I get to stay home in my pjs all day every day. And that's awesome because I also work from home, and I was able to catch up on my two other jobs.

My desk. (p.s. This is the clean & organized version.)

My desk. (p.s. This is the clean & organized version.)

And not only that, I've also been able to do some non-work-related watercolor painting, which I've been obsessed with for a little more than a year now. And one of my favorite things to paint is cute little girls wearing cute little clothes doing cute little things.




So it was Valentine's recently, and I thought it'd be fun (despite Ethan's meh-ness) to make Valentine's cards for friends. This is my most recent self-portrait and a drawing of my Valentine. :)

My sister (who sees my art stuff before anyone else) liked them so much that she wanted to use them for treats she'd hand out at church. So I rearranged things a bit and sent her a digital file to print & cut. She did such an incredible job with them!

And to celebrate the birth of this website, here's a 15% off coupon code for my shop for FIVE people: FIRSTFIVE. It's good for the rest of this month, and  I'll delete it after five people have used it.