Hand Line Drawing

I had seen an idea floating around on Pinterest a couple of years ago of tracing your hand and drawing lines across the page, arching up going over the hand, for a cool, 3D look. I did what I just described, but wrote “help others” in cursive to give the drawing more of a meaning…

P!ATD Drawing

I was doing an entry in an art journal of mine, and I had a substantial amount of paint left over. I felt inspired by the color scheme, and it just so happened that the song Hallelujah by Panic! At The Disco came on. I started out by just drybrushing a pink metallic paint for…

Pictures of The Sky

Yes, the title is quite literal. I have this certain appreciation for the sky. Maybe it’s because I agree with the quote “The sky is an infinite movie to me. I never get tired of looking at what’s happening up there.” by K.D. Lang, or maybe it’s due to the fact that my mom always…

Eye Reflection Drawing

I had the assignment to draw to the prompt of “more than meets the eye.” I wanted to draw something reflecting off of an eye, so I decided on something creepy. I’ve never really drawn anything that could be categorized as eerie, so I tried this. I sketched out an eye first reflecting two outstretched…

Strawberry Rosette Cake

A senior at my school knew that I bake, so she asked me to make her a strawberry cake. I first made a strawberry puree out of some frozen strawberries, and set that aside. I made the cake batter, substituting 1/2 a cup of liquid for some of the puree. Once I put that in…

Airplane Window Painting

My former art teacher informed the class about an art competition being put on by an aviation museum. So, we could make whatever we wanted, it just had to do with man made flying machines. I chose to paint an airplane window overlooking farmland. I mean, I live in Texas and that’s all that can…

Two Lights Painting

This painting I did a while ago, but I absolutely love it. I began with a standard 8.5X11 inch sheet of think mixed media paper and taped off the edges for a clean finish. I then used my water pen filled with Indian ink to write the verse. It’s Genesis 1:16 and reads “God made…

Buttercream Rose Cake

*I’m going to sprinkle pictures of the cake among the directions, so the pictures aren’t in the order of action described*   I was in the mood to make a cake, so I decided to do just that but also practice my piping. I made a random homemade vanilla cake from a Pinterest recipe I…

Hymnal Cross Painting

It was the end of the school year and I wanted to do something special for one of my teachers. She taught me fabulously, so I decided that I wanted to make her something. Knowing that she’s a fellow Christian, I used some of the pages out of an old Methodist Hymnal that was being…

San Jose Mission

I recently took a little trip to San Antonio, Texas. Click here for Day 1’s post at The Alamo and El Mercado. Here’s Day 2. My family decided to visit the San Jose Mission (which translates to Saint Joseph mission). For those who might not know, missions were built by the Spanish in order to…

The Alamo and UTSA

My family and I roadtripped and spent the weekend in San Antonio, Texas and it was quite a beautiful city. Our first full day was spent touring the University of Texas at San Antonio, which only took a couple of hours, so we then visited The Alamo and El Mercado. All of the pictures above…

Twix Cookies

I was entered to compete in my county fair’s youth baking contest, and one of the categories I’d selected was cookies. I couldn’t do just any, run of the mill chocolate chip cookies. These cookies had to be special and delicious and award winning. My mom and I scoured Pinterest, looking for the best cookies…