Tarot Tuesday: Judgment Day

I’m really good at reading people. I know when people are lying by the little ways their eyes twitch, the subtle change in the their facial muscles, or the way they fidget with their hands. Body language says a lot. And, to the detriment of many friendships and family relationships over the past few years, … Read More

Product Focus: Unicorn SPiT

I really love fluid art. Abstract art in general is relaxing to me, and fluid art is just accessible. My mind gets the relationship between the colors and understands the flow. This being said, things started to get a little stale for me in the fluid art department towards the end of 2018. I had … Read More

Tarot Tuesday: Finding Focus

My mind is a busy, shiny, loud garbage dump. I have so many thoughts, goals, dreams…pieces of art I’d like to create, stories I want to write, dreams for my beautiful daughters and husband, etc. A few years ago, I’d have described my mind as more of a black hole of dreamless waste, so honestly, … Read More

Tarot Tuesday: First Edition

Here it is, as promised, my new weekly feature…Tarot Tuesday! About six months ago, I downloaded a very cool app called Golden Thread Tarot. Why did I, a very non-spiritual, life-is-based-on-science kind of person download a tarot card app? Boredom. I was scrolling through the Google Play Store and bam; Golden Thread Tarot popped up … Read More

January Update: What’s Happening at Studio Blackwater

January is almost over, which seems strange to me since I’m pretty sure it just started. I am working on a ton of new content, including reviews, tutorials, and general opinion pieces-I’m also working on launching something BIG. Since I’m really bad at building up suspense, let’s just dive into the big thing right off … Read More

I’m an Alcoholink

It’s true. I think I might be addicted to alcohol ink.  I don’t know how this happened. I hate the smell of rubbing alcohol, and I really hate setting things on fire-it scares me. Yet somehow, I’ve managed to fall in love with a new-to-me technique that combines those two things. Alcohol ink is a highly pigmented liquid that … Read More

Why Art Matters

I loved to draw as a child. I could weave an intricate story about my first drawing, or how I remember the way I first felt when I picked up a pencil, but in truth, I don’t remember any of that. I do remember the happiness I felt when I would draw something and give it to … Read More

Controlled Chaos: The Acrylic Pouring Technique

If you’ve spent any time on my Facebook, Instagram or if you’re lucky, in my studio, you’ve probably noticed that lately I’ve been obsessed with acrylic pouring. Acrylic pouring is a technique where the artist mixes acrylic paint and a flow extender like Floetrol or even water to create mesmerizing abstract artwork. Some artists even add silicone or … Read More

Why You Need to Buy Art

Alright the title of this sounds a little suspicious because I am an artist that sells art. But, hear me out. As an artist, family and friends constantly ask me for artwork. Typically, I’m happy to just give it to them because a.) I didn’t pay for a formal art education, and b.) it makes me very happy to see people enjoying my … Read More