I love to draw and paint!

 

I enjoy creating and sharing delightful fun worlds, characters, and adventures with watercolors, acrylic paints, and chalk.

 

Some of my favorite projects are drawing seasonal art for the BIG chalkboard at Martin's Home & Garden and painting Magical Portraits of people & pets.

Magical portraits can include gemstones, birth month flowers, rainbows, waterfalls, birds, and other elements special to the subject. 

 

My main goal for 2021 is to draw more nature-themed chalkboards and Magical Portraits while developing skills and art for kid's books. I am currently drawing and painting animals inspired by people I knew as a child.

My BIG DREAM is to have an art agent and to work on lots of fun, lucrative art jobs with clients like Chronicle Books and Scholastic.

Steps that I am taking now towards that goal are:

drawing and painting “My Animal Family” characters and accessories,

drawing and painting “Artist Garden Party” series,

learning in  “My Kid Book Pitch” class with Make Art That Sells online community, and I started a Drawing Club!

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The accomplishment that I am most proud of making recently is creating and listing Care Packages for chemo patients on Esty. I survived breast cancer! These are some items that helped me feel better during those hard times: ginger tea and candy, peppermint tea, candy, and essential oil, a port pillow, and a happy greeting card. You can order or donate a care package from my Etsy shop MarksThatSpark.

I love to wear flip-flops, swim in the ocean, go to thrift stores, and sit outside at night. I spend a lot of time outdoors. I daydream about being a flower farmer. I think we should be really, really kind and have more FUN!