Drawing Process: “Tree of Life”

There’s no better way to cap off a stressful Monday than with a soothing drawing session. With the holidays just around the corner, I’ve got 11 art requests (and counting!) to perfect and complete by Christmas week. Looks like I’ve got some quality art studio time ahead of me. Hey, I don’t hate it! Just an excuse to do what I love.

Project #1 on my list is an 11 x 14 canvas ink drawing of the tree of life. I created a smaller version of this tree a few months ago, so I fortunately have a basis to go off of. Although, no painting is every truly alike, which always adds a little excitement to the creative process!

Here is a little sneak peak of the beginning stages…

“Tree of Life” – 11 x 14 Canvas, Sharpie Ink Drawing

For any inquiries, please visit my Facebook page: The Blank Canvas Company.


The Fifteenth Amendment

The Fifteenth Amendment (Amendment XV) to the United States Constitution
prohibits the federal and  state governments from denying a citizen the right to
vote based on  that citizen’s “race,  color, or previous  condition of  servitude.”


In America, the first Tuesday of November grants us the opportunity to speak our minds through our power to vote. Whatever our opinions, whether democratic, republican, liberal, or something else, we deserve to be heard. The only way to project our voices is to get to the polls. It is especially important for us crazy millennials to do so, as our own future is in our hands.

Today, I challenge you make your opinions actionable during the 2014 Midterm Elections. Do your research, remain open-minded, and choose the candidates that will best represent our towns, states, and country as a whole. Take advantage of your freedom of speech and I promise you will be heard (and receive an awesome “I Voted Today” sticker). If decoding politics isn’t your thing, let me direct you to a few chicks who are really good at breaking it down: TheSkimm. They can help you understand the issues at hand and explain each party’s stance.

Oh, and don’t be afraid to show off your voter’s pride! That’s what those silly stickers are there for anyways, right? I shared my pride with a little American-inspired sketch in my Kate Spade New York Planner. (Side note: This planner was one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. If you’re an organization freak like me, I highly encourage you to check out her agenda line here.)