Yes, believe it or not, that title stands for “Thank God its Monday”. It was a long emotional week last week & I was reluctant to make this post out of fear of being a “Debbie Downer”. But, here goes…

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Reflecting about my dad.

Zimmer Soccer Teams

This was an assignment for Sketchbook Skool (, we had to draw our personal history. I decided to compare two family soccer team photos taken about 6 years apart. The photo on the top was my older sister Kara’s team coached by my parents when they were still married. The bittersweet photo on the bottom was my team coached by my divorced parents together for the last time I believe. I decided to keep the emphasis on my parents, my sister, & myself & let the other children fade into the background.

Do you ever use sketching for emotional healing? The next post will be a happy one, promise!


Sketchbooks! Get Your Sketchbooks!

I’m excited to share that I’m now selling hand-cut, hand-stitched, hand-illustrated sketchbooks/notebooks/journals/whatever-you-want-them-to-be-books in my Etsy shop!

Here are the nitty, gritty, details:

Size: 5.5 in. by 8 in.
Page count: 30 two-page spreads or 60 pages.
Cover: Sturdy chipboard.
Paper: Mixed media; 98 lb; Acid-free. (Suitable for acrylic, watercolor, pen, & pencil)
Spine: Hand-stitched & covered with Washi tape.

Here’s what they look like (there’s a cheaper blank one that you can decorate yourself):

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So, check them out here…if you want to…it would make my day!