Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Buncha Stuff

Hey everyone!
I hope you are all doing well! I just have a quick little art drop for today, nothing too fancy -

 Finished this commission near the beginning of October, but never posted about it until now! Just a cute little portrait of grandkids.

  Started this watercolor/ink drawing the other day and still haven't gotten around to finishing it. Typical me.

Finally, this is the first bird of a series of cute lil fluffy birds I will be starting during the month of December! The snow always makes me think about birds for some reason, so I thought it would be fun to paint a bunch of them this month. They will be for sale on my website, so keep an eye out for them! I will update my Instagram and Facebook with details when they are, though! 

Thank you all so much for your support! 

Ashley xoxo

Friday, November 17, 2017

Inktober 2017 - Part 3

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to do a quick post with the rest of my Inktober creations! I'm pretty sad that October is over and I won't get to doodle up Skelly or Spider for another year, but I'm also really excited about all the free time I suddenly have!

If you were curious, there is a book full of the adventures of Skelly & Spider from 3 years ago when I started them! (2014, not these photos!) You can purchase it here:



 Day 27 of Inkober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita go shopping.

 Day 28 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita go for a ride.

 Day 29 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita dress up for Halloween.

 Day 30 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita hear someone coming.

Day 31 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita hide in the drawer until next time!

Thank you all so much for all your support! I always appreciate the kind words and messages you all write me! 

Ashley xoxo

Friday, October 27, 2017

Inktober 2017 - Part 2

Hey everyone!

I was hoping to be able to update my blog sooner, but this will have to do! Here are some more Inktobers of Skelly & Spider from this month - Only 5 more days to go, so I will be posting again soon. Enjoy!

Day 6 of Inktober: Skelly gives himself a haircut.
 Day 7 of Inktober: Skelly gets a tattoo.

Day 8 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider practice photography.
Day 9 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider brush their teeth.
Day 10 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider pull an all-nighter.
 Day 11 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider learn how to knit.

 Day 12 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider go for a bike ride.

 Day 13 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider hijack a train.

 Day 14 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider take a siesta.

 Day 15 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider go exploring.
Day 16 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider try acupuncture.
Day 17 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider encounter the Abominable Snowman.
Day 18 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider have a movie night.
 Day 19 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider roast marshmallows.

 Day 20 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider play guitar.

 Day 21 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider get spooked.

Day 22 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider get a bellyache.
Day 23 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider climb a mountain.
Day 24 of Inktober: Skelly rekindles an old flame.
Day 25 of Inktober: Skelly, Spider & Bonita carve a pumpkin.
Day 26 of Inktober: Skelly & Spider play with fire.

That's everything for today! I still need to get today's Inktober post ready, so I will include that in my next blog post!

Until next time - - Cheers!
xoxo Ashley

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Inktober 2017 - Part 1

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are having an awesome October so far! This is always my favorite time of year for so many reasons - - It's no longer 1,000 degrees outside, the leaves start changing color, everything tastes super cozy and warm... and Inktober of course!

For Inktober this year, I decided to bring back our old friends Skelly and Spider! It's been a good 3 years since I last did anything with them, so I thought it would be fun to bring them back again! I will be posting my Inktober photos here every other week, so stay tuned! Here are the first 5 days of Inktober:

Day 1: Our old friend Skelly awakes from his slumber.

 Day 2: Skelly finds Spider.

 Day 3: Skelly & Spider do some ironing.

 Day 4: Skelly & Spider play poker with friends.

Day 5: Spider gives Skelly a makeover.

That's it for today! I will post again soon to show you guys some more Inktober shenanigans!

Ashley xoxo


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Stranger Things Fan Art & Chalk the Block Update

Hey everyone!

So sad to say that my boyfriend and I will not be participating in Chalk the Block this year after all. The event was postponed to this weekend due to a rainstorm last week. Our schedules are just too full this weekend to be able to move anything around at this point. Good news though - we will still be completing our mural piece, but just on paper instead of asphalt. Here is a sneak peek of what we have been working on:

 I will definitely post more updates on my blog once we get some good progress made on the final piece!

In other news, I am going to be participating in a Stranger Things-themed art show on Halloween this year. (Are you all so excited for the second season of Stranger Things?!) Some of you may remember the Eleven piece I did last year...

 ...but for this show, I wanted to create something new!
So I'm currently working on a new piece! Here is the progress so far:

 I won't give away the secret super fun part about this piece quite yet, so keep an eye out for the finished piece on my blog! (& other social media, of course!)

That is everything I have to share with you guys today! I am currently working on some larger projects and trying to get those finished up, so you may notice a lack of artwork. Hopefully I will be able to show you all the stuff I've been working on super soon and just dump it all in one epic blog post!

Thank you! Have a lovely week!

Ashley xoxo

Thursday, September 7, 2017

I feel like napping.

Hey everyone! I'm sleepy!

I just have a quick little post for today. I have been super busy with some new freelancing jobs, so I haven't been creating as many personal projects. Once the project is completed though, I will definitely share it with you all here!

Some fun news - My boyfriend Charles and I are participating in Chalk the Block this year! We took last year off but decided that it might be fun to try it again. This is the piece that we did two years ago of Wednesday Addams:

  We have a new piece in the works that we are super excited about! Now we just have to pray that we don't get rained on.

I did this piece last week sometime with some Copic markers. I wanted to try to have it be more muted and earth toned than normal, and it turned out just how I hoped. I always seem to have trouble getting markers to not be super vibrant and fake looking when I do portraits of people, so I was really happy with the results of this doodle.

And finally, here is a cute little doodle of my dog. I love all of the facial expressions he makes and the way his body is shaped - - - its so comical! So I started making silly sketches of him. This one was definitely my favorite!

As always, thank you guys for your continued support! I appreciate you all so much!

Ashley xoxo

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tnees Tpees, Craft Lake City, & More Doodles!

Hey everyone!

I have some fun fabric designs to share with you guys. Tnee's Tpees (www.tnees.com) asked me to do some watercolor fabric designs for her company.  The fabrics are going to be used for children's teepees and for blankets as well! I'm really excited about this opportunity and can't wait to get my hands on one of the blankets (They look super cozy)!

 Here are the swatches of each individual design! There also are some promotional photos of the printed designs for you guys to check out. It's always super fun to see my work printed!




I also just finished up Craft Lake City's DIY festival this weekend! It was my first time having a booth there and it was SO FUN! I made some little iron-on patches to sell there as well. They were such a hit, I'm going to be making some more to sell online!

Finally, here are a few lil doodles:

(it's a tiny Triceratops in trifocals... get it??) 

Thank you all for your continued support! You guys keep me going, for real.

Ashley xoxo