Bridging the “Gap”

Checking my “On This Day” on my personal Facebook account has become somewhat of a habit. And by that I mean, when I’m laying in bed, unable to sleep, I look at the clock, see it is after midnight, and think, “oh, at least, I can check my ‘On This Day’ now.” I regularly haveContinue reading “Bridging the “Gap””

“Victors of Survival”

This Saturday morning I will be riding over to Port Jeff to drop off two pieces from a currently five piece series I started this summer called Finding My Peace of Space.    Able to submit up to two pieces for this show, I selected #1 and #3 from my series (number two is kindContinue reading ““Victors of Survival””

From Quick Sketch to Gallery Wall

I am the owner of many, many scraps of paper: whether they be stuck into a sketchbook, on my dining room table, my purse, my back pack, my messenger bag, my other purse (yes, it has been mentioned to me I have quite a few bags), my closet, my night stand, my dresser, and finallyContinue reading “From Quick Sketch to Gallery Wall”

Holidays. Abraham Lincoln. Stubborness.

“Yesss signed and numbered! A retirement investment” That’s right. For anyone who did not understand why there was a little #/100 on the bottom of their card: it is there to pretty much seal up the deal that you have a limited edition card from me.  While I will not go as far as toContinue reading “Holidays. Abraham Lincoln. Stubborness.”

SamSketches: A 2015 Calendar

Now Available It was last year around this time, that I came up with a Christmas gift idea for my older sister, Sylvia.  After a fun filled evening (as usual) with her in which we joked about how horrible she is with remembering dates, I decided to create for her a personalized calendar to supply herContinue reading “SamSketches: A 2015 Calendar”

Tis the season to be jolly

Tis the season to be jolly Fa la la la la.  la la.  la.  la.   (I sang it in my head a few times, the la’s should be accurate) For the past few years, I have sent a SamSketches holiday card to family and friends.  I started this because I remember watching for theContinue reading “Tis the season to be jolly”

2014 Arts Festival by the Bay featuring yours truly

On the off chance you don’t already have plans for the weekend, more specifically on Sunday anywhere from 11 am – 6 pm; you should most certainly without a doubt come by and visit your favorite sketching, blogging, paint throwing, illustration making, Bay Shore resident artist. <– And you should also try to say thatContinue reading “2014 Arts Festival by the Bay featuring yours truly”

The book is done, the book is done! …. and now we sit and wait.

My latest project is complete — Illustrated & Alliterated: An Alphabet Book. As you can imagine it contains, illustrations and alliterations. Twenty-six of them exactly. During the process of creating the alliteration I had to substitute commonly used adjectives (and other word types, but mostly adjectives) with adjectives not used as much in the everyday for the sake ofContinue reading “The book is done, the book is done! …. and now we sit and wait.”