A Humble Offering


You may or may not have known, but I have been writing a little side blog of encouragement for creative folks. I started these “Letters to an Artist” back in February of this year, as a way to remind myself of what is true about being an artist whose faith undergirds the creativity I seem to struggle with on a daily basis. These letters, (imagined and not intended to be actual words of Christ), are meant to be inspirational, and encouraging to creatives of all kinds, as well as to those who are creative but who do not realize it yet. 🙂

I have now compiled the first 75 letters into a book. It can be read all at once or like a devotional, one letter a day. It is my hope and desire that they will be of encouragement to you in your creative journey, and then spill over into every nook and cranny of your life.

Here are the links to where you can purchase a copy:

My Createspace eStore


My Shoppe on Etsy–this is the only place to purchase a SIGNED COPY!

Be sure to indicate a name should you like it to be personally signed to them.

$9.95 ($10.95 for signed copy via Etsy)

Full color cover. Black and White Interior.

Please pass this along to friends and family who might enjoy this book. Share on Twitter, Facebook, or any social media means you have at your disposal. Of course, good ole “word of mouth” is awesome too! If you aren’t already following the Letters to an Artist blog, consider doing so, as I will post other “letters” in future.

Read/print out a sample page spread of this book!

In humble gratitude,


P.S. To keep the cost of this book as low as possible, the interior of the book is black and white. If I had included the color artwork of mine that you see here on the blog, it would have been too pricey. So I made simple black and white line drawings for each letter. I hope you enjoy them and the savings!!:)

PRE-ORDER for Letters to an Artist


It’s getting close to the publishing date for Letters to an Artist!! For those of you who have been following on my other blog, I’m excited to announce that the previous 75 Letters have now been compiled into book form and will be available for purchase on or before the 20th of November!! I have it available for PRE-ORDER via my Etsy shoppe, so that when the books arrive, I can send you a signed copy asap!  It is 10.95 through my Etsy shoppe since you are receiving a signed copy! And you can also have me sign it to a particular person, should you wish to give this book as a gift. The book will be 9.95 through Createspace and through Amazon! This will make a lovely Christmas gift for creative folks on your list!

 PRE-ORDER here through Etsy for your signed-by-the-author copy!

**Please note that the interior of this book is black and white! The reason for this was that a 160 page full-color book would’ve been too pricey. So you will not have the individual artwork that was posted with each letter. BUT you will have a black and white line drawing that goes with the front cover color painting of mine! I hope you enjoy the drawings as well as the savings!!

Click here to view/print out a page spread from the book!

***ALSO…I have redone the blog, Letters to an Artist, with a new theme! If you are receiving this notice through an e-reader, you might want to click here to go see how it looks.  You won’t see the 75 Letters that are now in book form, but you WILL have future Letters coming to you on the LetterstoanArtist.wordpress blog! So keep following there, or sign up to follow me on that blog so you can receive the Letters as they are posted!! I do not post them here on Drawn2Life. Let your friends know about the blog and the book; those who you think might benefit from the encouragement.

To read more about the book, click here!


Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy!

Encouragement from Across the Ages

I came across this quote on Ian Sideaway’s fabulous drawing blog:

“Do not fail as you go on to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worthwhile, and it will do you a world of good.”
(Cennino Cennini)

In case you do not know who Cennino Cennini is (like me), click here to familiarize yourself with this artist from the 14th-15th centuries.  It is incredibly amazing to me that we live in a world where the voices of artists who have gone before can still be heard.

I am also encouraged by knowing and drawing with artists who have been at it for years longer than I have.  My friend Susette (drawn above and here: second drawing; and here: second drawing again) is just such a person whose life-long love of and commitment to drawing has continued to inspire many in our area to draw together.  I first joined up with the Drawing Circle she started years ago in Winston-Salem.  I had two young children then and it was my getaway day on Saturdays to draw with them in the morning.  Sometimes I brought my kids for us all to draw.  Many of these artists still have their drawings of my kids and of my third child, when she was born and brought in her car carrier to Drawing Circle.  Susette has now begun another group on Tuesdays where I’ve been drawing at Barnhill’s Bookstore.  I’ve loved reconnecting with her and the folks who draw on Tuesdays.

Encouragement to draw can be gleaned from so many inspiring people!