In the Presence of a Tree

I sat in the presence of a tree today to lean in, to listen to what it has to say. To draw from its lines a story of the tree with pen and brush in hand, my sketchbook on my knee. It offered me a leaf, with limb bent low, and dindled and quivered glad … Continue reading In the Presence of a Tree

InkTober UnderWay

#InkTober is proving to be such fun for me! I saw that it was coming up a few days before October began from Liz Steele's Instagram feed. I thought it would be a great opportunity to just play with ink of all kinds...pens, washes, even a splash of color if I wanted to. I got … Continue reading InkTober UnderWay


I've been enjoying my Sheaffer Calligraphy Pen lately. It's nice to have one simple tool that combines line with wash. The only other thing you need with the pen is a water brush. I got a set of these calligraphy pens when I was a young girl (age 9 or 10 maybe?) and these are … Continue reading Simplicity