2018 in Review

It’s hard to believe it but 2019 is here. 2018 went by in a blur of painting, planes, and book printing! Thank you to all of you who have liked, shared, bought, and supported me on my art adventure. This is has been my best year so far! Let’s look back a bit on what I got up to!

From January to May, I completed the last 20 weeks of my Artist’s Eye on Spokane painting challenge. The Spokesman Review was a favorite painting!

From January to May, I completed the last 20 weeks of my Artist’s Eye on Spokane painting challenge. The Spokesman Review was a favorite painting!

In February, I did this painting for the Mayor’s Office and was invited to live paint at the Mayor’s State of the City address, a event that had my paintings of Spokane playing behind Mayor Condon as he spoke. His staff bought the original painting for his birthday!

In February, I did this painting for the Mayor’s Office and was invited to live paint at the Mayor’s State of the City address, a event that had my paintings of Spokane playing behind Mayor Condon as he spoke. His staff bought the original painting for his birthday!

In March, the Bozzis kindly let me paint on the outdoor patio of the Paulsen Penthouse, whose remarkable view and beautiful decorations dazzled me!

In March, the Bozzis kindly let me paint on the outdoor patio of the Paulsen Penthouse, whose remarkable view and beautiful decorations dazzled me!

In April, I went on KXLY’s morning show, getting up at 4 am to do so! I painted at the station in between segments and had a lot of fun, though I don’t know how the news anchors are so cheery every morning (Coffee, lots of Coffee).

In April, I went on KXLY’s morning show, getting up at 4 am to do so! I painted at the station in between segments and had a lot of fun, though I don’t know how the news anchors are so cheery every morning (Coffee, lots of Coffee).

In May, I went to Japan. Visiting Mt. Fuji, Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama, Kanazawa, and Osaka and I have plans to return!

In May, I went to Japan. Visiting Mt. Fuji, Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama, Kanazawa, and Osaka and I have plans to return!

In June, I spent a short weekend with college friends in Leavenworth to celebrate our 30th birthdays. I did this sketch on the deck on a cold and windy morning, in love with the view.

In June, I spent a short weekend with college friends in Leavenworth to celebrate our 30th birthdays. I did this sketch on the deck on a cold and windy morning, in love with the view.

Fourth of July was spent at my aunt’s cabin in Priest Lake. I’ve been going there since I was born and it has a special place in my heart.

Fourth of July was spent at my aunt’s cabin in Priest Lake. I’ve been going there since I was born and it has a special place in my heart.

In August, I jetted off to the UK-Ireland, England, and Scotland. I was thrilled by the rain and temperatures below 70 degrees. Travel sketching is always a challenge but the challenge of filling a whole sketchbook in the limited time really makes me get creative when it comes to filling the pages.

In August, I jetted off to the UK-Ireland, England, and Scotland. I was thrilled by the rain and temperatures below 70 degrees. Travel sketching is always a challenge but the challenge of filling a whole sketchbook in the limited time really makes me get creative when it comes to filling the pages.

I taught several classes at the Spokane Art School and Corbin Art Center, including a couple sketch crawls through the Garland neighborhood throughout the spring and summer.

I taught several classes at the Spokane Art School and Corbin Art Center, including a couple sketch crawls through the Garland neighborhood throughout the spring and summer.

I made it to several live music shows (a goal for the year) at both the Fox and St. John’s Cathedral.

I made it to several live music shows (a goal for the year) at both the Fox and St. John’s Cathedral.

And the final, crowning achievement! I wrote and put together my book. It was funded on Kickstarter and it is now available for sale to the public at Pottery Place Plus here in downtown Spokane and can be shipped to people all over just by emailing me.

And the final, crowning achievement! I wrote and put together my book. It was funded on Kickstarter and it is now available for sale to the public at Pottery Place Plus here in downtown Spokane and can be shipped to people all over just by emailing me.

Plans for the future? Taking my book and myself to our sister city in Japan, Nishonmiya and bringing back sketches of that city to share with the people of Spokane.  Perhaps a Spokane coloring book and lots of paintings to come. I still haven’t painted half of what Spokane has to offer! If you have any suggestion, don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know!  And in personal adventures: My husband and I am off to India in March. I’ll be bringing my painting gear, of course, so check back here for the colors and flavors of India!

Plans for the future? Taking my book and myself to our sister city in Japan, Nishonmiya and bringing back sketches of that city to share with the people of Spokane. Perhaps a Spokane coloring book and lots of paintings to come. I still haven’t painted half of what Spokane has to offer! If you have any suggestion, don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know!

And in personal adventures: My husband and I am off to India in March. I’ll be bringing my painting gear, of course, so check back here for the colors and flavors of India!