Hymnal Page Art

My church was going to dump some old hymnals from many years ago, and my family and I took some home because we wanted it to live on in something cooler than a trash can. So, I pulled out some in and painted on the pages. For this painting, I wanted to do something more…

Watercolor Tulip Painting

My mother happens to love tulips very much. They’re her favorite flower, and she never fails to squeal and have a conniption every time we drive past the ones planted at the entrance of our neighborhood. I decided that I wanted to paint something for her, so I naturally chose to paint some tulips. I…

Watercolor Hair Painting

One day in art class, I was all caught up on my assignments and had nothing to do. My art teacher had some old matting board (used to cut out mats for photo framing) that she said work really well with watercolor, which is my favorite medium. I was skeptical, I mean, it’s not a…

Beach Cookies

In the summer of 2015, I was attending a swim party with some friends. I decided to try out a new type of baking for the third time…sugar cookies decorated with royal icing. Royal icing is an icing for sugar cookies that dries hard. Using a thinned out royal frosting is called flooding. It’s a…

Art Everywhere

I was on a walk this evening, and was really inspired by everything I saw. I mean, I have an artistic mind so I usually appreciate a lot of what I see, but today was insane. I saw qualities in everything that I loved.  From winding sidewalks to vandalism, everything was just beautiful. I came…

Daisy Painting

This is an acrylic painting I made in February 2016. One of my friends requested that I make her something artsy with daisies in it. I added in some other wildflowers to contribute pops of color. I started by using masking tape to ensure clean edges on a 8X6” piece of card stock. I then…

Flower Sugar Cookies

These are some sugar cookies I made decorated with royal icing. I just used a simple recipe for the cookies and cut them out with varying sizes of smooth circular biscuit cutters. I used a recipe to make stiff consistency royal icing. Wilton icing tip 123 was used to make the petals. Tip 67 was…

Watercolor Scrap Papers

I love the little awesome things that happen in art. Like mistakes that end up making a piece really cool. Or a color that just brings everything together. One of these, though, are test sheets that end up looking like art itself. When testing out a new medium, or new product, trial and error is…

Stamp and Printmaking

For my art class one day, we had to carve a design into each side of a 2X2 square of soft linoleum. On one side, I carved an Aztec design, and in the other I carved a floral design. On the side that I designed the Aztec pattern on, I just wanted the tiles to…

Christmas Tree Pictures

  These two pictures were taken in December 2015. I took them at my church, trying to focus on cool lighting effects. I tried to recreate the bokkeh effect by taking the pictures out of focus. I feel that even though these are very blurry, it creates a soft romantic look.

Plant Cell Cake

For my Honors Biology class, I was assigned a project of making a 3-D model of a cell. Of course, I opted to make mine out of cake. I made a simple round 8″ vanilla layer cake with plain Jane vanilla buttercream frosting. I crumb coated the outside of the cake, and the covered it…

Cross Picture

I was at Glen Lake Camp in Glen Rose, Texas during my Spring Break in 2014. My youth group went for the majority of the week as a mini mission trip. We busied ourselves, along with other youth groups, with painting buildings, doing yard work, and bettering the camp. Glen Lake is an amazing site…