Who’s Ready To Color…?

  Guess what's ready  just in time for Holidays?! The weather is cooling down and the days are shorter, but that doesn't mean you can't find some creative and fun ways to distract yourself. Pick up a copy of my newest coloring book, DOGS RULE & CATS DO TOO A hand drawn collection of unique … Continue reading Who’s Ready To Color…?

Peace & A Pink Peony….

I told you there was another one in progress...and here it is!Happy Friday & Peace,Valerie If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.~Doug Larson Author of A Hitchhikers Guide

Creative Fun…a how to video

In the past, I've had many requests for video classes. I am considering this a little more seriously while I have some extra time for creativity. The video I have created is a simple exercise and produced digitally in an app I use. I am looking for interest, input, skill level, digital or paint, live or recorded? … Continue reading Creative Fun…a how to video

Dogs Rule & Cats Do Too….

All my art supplies are packed up and stored temporarily. Frustrating when you are feeling a pretty strong urge to create, right?Next best thing? Ipad Pro & Apple Pencil(this is not a paid advertisement-however, I have to say that I love my devices! They have yet to disappoint! The apple pencil is pretty amazing and … Continue reading Dogs Rule & Cats Do Too….

From my rotting body flowers shall grow, and I am in them and that is eternity…

Wish me luck....Here is the link to go check it out yourself:  Valerie's Entry for DickBlickPeace,ValeriePS--If you haven't, please go to facebook (the custom brush) and like my page and please consider doing a review of any one of my three books on Amazon and/or B & N. They are the golden tickets to help!

By now we all know that my skills and patience with photography are like the trees I paint....18 x 24 inch canvasacrylics, marker and pencilUntitledIt feels good to be creating again...and there is something wonderful going on in this paintingclose up of the same paintingJohn Muir on trees:A few minutes ago every tree was excited, … Continue reading

The judging has come and gone and after 13 and a half hours I was completely exhausted. Unfortunately, if my health problems do not improve, this year will be my last. I am sick, AGAIN.  And we all know what that means...missed, work, another doctor's office visit and more medicines. ugh.Coal Fair Pikeville:Some photos from … Continue reading