Saturday, November 28, 2015

Art is Home For Me - Studio Update

Thanksgiving was different this year.  New state, new home, and a break in tradition.  It's exciting, don't get me wrong but the whole family wasn't here so it just wasn't the same.  Next year when November doesn't creep up on us maybe we can plan ahead.

Lately, painting has been a comfort for me.

Ink illustrations have become a part of my everyday life now.  Over on my instagram you can catch daily sketches.  

A good friend of mine asked for a tattoo illustration.  She's a Gemini and knew exactly what she wanted.  I presented three sketches to her and she loved this one.

If you would like a tattoo or portrait illustration email me at

I recently received good news that I made the Canvas Corps Creative Crew.  Be on the look out for new projects from me in 2016!

Have a great week!


  1. oh my,what a beautiful woman,love her wonderful expressive in her face,she looks so pretty.
    happy weekend.

    hugs jenny

  2. Congratulations! Looking forward to your wonderful creations.

  3. I just love your journal pages, dear Danielle! Your faces are always inspiring and makes me wanna geab my acrylics and start painting! Of course, I get totally different results, and that is OK - because we are all different, right? Much love and lots of hugs from Bucharest,

    Cristina <3

    1. I'm glad you like her. Yes, different results are good and we can learn a lot from each other. I love your paintings as well!

  4. Hello Danielle.Thank you for visiting my blog.I was following you on your painting challenge.How is it going so far? I am glad i learned about your instagram account, too. Your studio looks so bright, full of sunshine for happy creating.I loved the look in the eyes of your characters. I think it is so hard to achieve a sincere look while drawing portraits. You are successful :) Have a great week.

  5. Danielle your art is so inspiring. Tattoo art awesome!!!!! Have a great week.

  6. Great news!!! I love this page, and such an inspiring post.

  7. Your art always leaves me speechless, it's so beautiful and expressive!

  8. Awesome art and news. Art is a comfort and joy for me too.

  9. Congratulations on your new team - I'm sure you'll do great things. The portrait in your journal is stunning - such amazing shading and highlights to create dimension, and a wonderful life in her eyes. The tattoo illustration is simply amazing - so intricate and detailed.
    Alison x