TWO CARS NOW

I am sure I could dig up how many times I have drawn the first thing in sight while waiting somewhere -- and that thing was my set of keys. Probably a dozen times. It never gets old, because they always land differently on the table.  

Pigma Micron 05 and watercolor in Stillman & Birn sketchbook.

One of the many littles challenges tackled in my book, which is out November 4th!

LIFE AT HAND

It's amazing how much I see my kid when I draw her shoes. It's not ground-breaking, but it's all about capturing the cuteness of our everyday stuff. Pigma Micron 08 and watercolor in Stillman & Birn sketchbook. 
Look at the difference a scanner can make. The top image was scanned using an HP scanner/photocopier/printer and the bottom was scanned using my home CanoScan LIDE 700F.

NO TIME TO SKETCH? SKETCH!

The constant chaos that is my coffee table.
This is the kind of sketch I squeeze in at the end of the day, in extremis if you will, so that I don't go to bed not having done what I love doing the most.
For more about tips on juggling a full-time job, motherhood and sketching on a daily basis, my new book is coming out November 4! You can even pre-order it today:
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OUR WAITRESS HAD A COOL TATTOO

You have ten minutes while your kid finishes her ice cream. You are not going to sit there and admire the eighth wonder of the world while she gradually paints her mouth area with chocolate. You take the first thing at hand, i.e. the receipt, and you doodle the first thing in sight. 
Pilot pen on receipt paper.