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The Power of Sketching to Never Forget

architecture sketching Sep 12, 2020

"The Twin Towers - 1993" ink sketch by Jason J. Nicholas

Learn More About Loose Style Sketching October Classes

Sketching is a way to capture a moment in time.  A moment of location, emotion, and Being.  I first sketched the Twin Towers back in 1993 while I was an intern for an...

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Loose Style Sketching - What the heck is it?

architecture sketching Aug 30, 2020

Time lapse Video of Loose Style Sketch of Tudor Manor House

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What is loose style sketching?

At first glance, loose style sketching may look like a jumbled mess of lines.  Jiggedy-jaggedy lines that look as though they were drawn after...

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Shadow Sketching 1

Who is the ultimate artist?

For me, Nature is the ultimate artist and I look to Her for peace, mindfulness and creative inspiration. Join me for a shadow sketching demonstration that I stopped to do while out taking a walk.  Video

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The Inkspired Life - Nature Walk 1

Need some inspiration?  Or perhaps a moment of mindfulness?

Look no further.  The world outside offers tons of inspiration to awaken your senses.

Join me on a short walk outside in nature where I will share some of the ways that the sights, sounds, and smells of nature inspire me, not...

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In the Creative Art Studio Live Video - Lines and Seeing Life Differently

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Feeling like you have been trapped at home lately?  Had to cancel your vacation plans?  Just...

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Love Painting & Sketching Outdoors but Hate Lugging Tons of Art Supplies?


Are you a watercolor OR sketch artist who LOVES to take road trips and paint nature, but hate having to carry several backpacks and cases filled with sketch pads, brushes and other equipment?

Imagine having ALL of your supplies in a compact, lightweight , easy to carry-along kit so that

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Feel the Magic

We each have the power to spark joy into the lives of others. Big spark? Little spark? 

It does not matter.  That joyous spark may ignite the passion in somebody to be their best self.  It may be the spark to ignite a smile - - a smile that could inevitably be shared by others.


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Milkshake: Freezing Time & Being In the Moment

Listen up readers who read and carers who care, to the following insight I want to share. The following blurb I’m about to tell varies from zany to normal. (And for you sci-fi fans, sorry, it doesn’t involve any wormholes.)

Today’s word in our journey of "42 Words to a Better...

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New Art Print - Lady Liberty I

Uncategorized Jun 14, 2020

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” - Emma Lazurus

One of my favorite landmarks is the Statue of Liberty.


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My Travel Art Kit Supply Checklist

Feeling mentally & emotionally drained?
Feeling trapped inside your 4 walls?
Need a moment of peaceful & mindful inspiration?

 Creativity can help you feel spiritually and emotionally refreshed, re-charged, and re-connected.  For me, getting outside and creating artwork is the...

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