House Sketches | offthebeatenpress.com
07Dec

I have always doodled little sketches of buildings. Most of the time the end up being only around three inches in size. I even did a small series of “Places I Once Called Home” over the past few years. This year for the holidays (and beyond) I wanted to…

Watercolor Watermelons | offthebeatenpress.com
15Aug

August is always so hot in Virginia. It makes me miss visiting Canada earlier this summer. Luckily, Richmond has the Watermelon festival. Yesterday morning, to avoid the heat, I spent time painting some little watermelons. I thought they were pretty cute.   Here is the final little painting. I…

Hell's Kitchen: Places I Once Called Home | offthebeatenpres.com
05Feb

I have always loved visiting New York City. I have often dreamed of living there, but so far, my life has not brought me to that place. I enjoy the life that pulses at all hours of the night and thrive off the creativity that pops up in unusual…

South Orme: Places I Once Called Home | offthebeatenpres.com
10Jan

Over the past year, I have spent more weekend nights in this little town house than in the home I own! I am thankful that my boyfriend’s roomates have opened up their doors to me. I have has a few roomates move into their own homes recently, so it…

The 23 Layer Cake | offthebeatenpress.com
20Nov

This one was a really fun project to work on! A client came to me with an idea for a friend. When the friend was younger, she had heart surgery to save her life. Every year now, along with celebrating her birthday, they celebrate her heat surgery! This year…

letterpress: vintage camper trailer print | offthebeatenpress.com
27Feb

I am still working on thinking of a name for my little trailer. I keep coming up short. Anything I think of doesn’t seem to fit just right. Even without a name though, I did make a print of it for the Visual Art Calendar I participate in every…

letterpress: the little prince quote poster | offthebeatenpress.com
17Jan

In October, my friend’s new husband sent me an email requesting a special Christmas present for their first holiday together. When they were dating, she mentioned how this passage from “The Little Prince” reminded her of their relationship. The quote reads, “But if you tame me, then we shall…

illustration: Drink Coffee Black, Drink Scotch Neat | offthebeatenpress.com
14Jan

Nowadays, I don’t get to draw in pen & ink nearly as much as I’d like. I was never very good at it. I always needed a lot of practice to get things just the way I liked them or thought they should be. So, this project was really…

Places I Once Called Home: Kensington | offthebeatenpress.com
07Sep

This was the last house that I lived in before moving into my new home earlier this year. It was quaint. It had a sunroom off the porch that was nice for summer storms and storing odds & ends. The upstairs was brutally hot and my roomate endured it…

Places I Once Called Home: Centreville | offthebeatenpress.com
12Aug

I only have a few memories of this tiny townhouse. It was the house that my parents brought me home to as a newborn. I recall my Peter Rabbit bedroom easily with this fabric hot air balloon that hung from the ceiling. I also think about all the tiny…