Yup, I’m ready

Yup, I’m ready, she says. Number 3 of my boxing girl series. Practicing a new facial expression. Really struggled with this one. Still does not feel quite right, but i will let her be. Strength from within. You are ready girl🥊



Glad to be back at my art table after a crazy 24 hour trip to LA with my son to check out his potential college. Excited to use the new watercolor I just bought. Holbein crimson lake. Used it on her hair. Loving this color💃💃💃 decided to keep the color palette focused. And gave her the cute pair of eye glasses i spotted the other day. I love how her mouth is turned up. She seems to be pondering something…. hmmm…

Mary had a little lamb…

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb… 🎼🎼🎼 using pastel colors… pretending it’s spring.. Even if it is freezing outside😢 first time painting a lamb… think he turned out ok.. hopefully this brings a little dash of spring to you too😘❤️

Feeing strong.

Started my beautiful Sunday with an exhilarating boxing class. Today we actually paired up and did some boxing together. It’s even more fun with a partner! Helps to keep each other going.

After boxing, I worked in the yard shoveling and laying down mulch. Worked all pm. I am sore and tired. But also feeling strong. Like her. My second boxing girl.. think this is becoming a series😉

Dreaming of spring

It’s April. Which means it’s spring. I don’t care if it feels more like winter out there. In my art world, it’s spring 🌸🌹🌷🌱🌳 “Dreaming of spring”. Spring, a time of growth, birth, life. I am thankful. Combination of watercolor, ink and color pencil.

Strength From Within

SFW. Strength From Within. I finally finished painting her. Torn between leaving her unfinished versus finished. This is the problem when you like your work in progress too much. I was afraid of ruining my unfinished piece and overworking her. Maybe i did? But I still love her. Combination of watercolor painting and color pencil.

My latest obsession

A few days ago, I chanced upon a boxing class at the gym and thought why not, let’s give it a go! The minute I put on the boxing gloves, I felt transformed. Felt like a bad ass, a strong woman. It felt awesome! And when I start punching the bag,… bamm, it felt great! Especially since I had a face in mind 😂😂😂

Since i like to paint my obsessions, i decided to paint a boxing girl tonight. This is my work in progress. Drawing a figure and a profile face are both not easy for me. Took me many tries and erasing to get to this point. I definitely need more practice. But I am liking how buff she looks😉 and btw, I am aching like hell today from the boxing class. Could barely pull up my pants today 😂😂😂

Believe in myself

A few days ago, I made this sketch. I loved how she turned out. And I was afraid of painting on it for fear of ruining her. It was this fear that stopped me from painting when I was much younger.

After I posted it on social media, I received many encouraging comments from friends to go ahead and paint her. Some suggested making copies of it.

Today, I decided to break through my fear and took out my paint palette and painted her.

The colors were an experiment. Wasn’t sure how she would turn out. But layer after layer, she began to emerge. And I love her. While I still love my original sketch, I love this painted version as well.

Glad I believed in myself and gave it a go. Also thankful for all my friends on Facebook whose encouragement really helped.