The next stop…


Things have definitely changed around here. I remember when blogs were the thing now it’s all about Instagram. I keep telling myself I’ll make it over here to check and never get a chance or not sure what to share! Lately though I have some new things to share! Some new insights into my process! New colorful floral art and designs that will be available in my shop!

This is the closest I’ve come to doing a project a day ever! I’ve been dabbling into creating a more cohesive line of illustrations and staying close to what I love to do which is drawing mixed with a little acrylics!


I’m loving adopting a new style and letting it take over, feeling that my work is becoming more cohesive as well as colorful! You always have to be ready when inspiration hits and just go with it. I love the flow of working with paint and I find that new ideas come all the time. If you stay on the road you’re more then likely going to make it to your destination! That’s kind of my analogy when making art, just keep making it! Some days it’s going to be bad, and you’ll learn from your mistakes. But mistakes only make you better!

If you’ve been stopping in for awhile thanks so much for following me in this journey! And if you’re new, so nice to meet you! I’m always interested in the next stop! Hope you’ll follow along!

Building on sometHing beautiful!


I’ve been in the midst of a lot of artist challenges and growth! It’s that season where I look at what I’ve been learning over the months and I begin to see new things in my work and sketches. When most artist say that you have to do the work that is a fact that I’m learning is very true and not just a cliche!

I visited a few museums over this summer in Philadelphia and really got to take a look at a lot of artist work! Fell in love with the pointillism movement and the beautiful world of Seurat and Cezanne! Fell back in the love with Matisse’s use of color! I’ve been diving head first into color these days!


I’ve always loved colors with a lot of grey or peach or just colors way outside of the color wheel but also taking into account where those colors fall into the color wheel!

Hoping to post more here in there about my happy color findings and new artwork! You can find me on Instagram sharing more work and stories as @neroliskye!


New thiNgs

It’s been quite a little while since I’ve posted here! Instagram has pretty much taken over these days. I post snippets of what I’ve been doing all the time but thought I’d share a few more images over here on the blog!

I enjoy just about every medium but I always come back to watercolor! It’s just so heavenly and pretty!


I had the idea to make some pretty vases with flowers. I used watercolors, gouache and gelato sticks! Wow did you know could paint with gelatos? I have a ton of them and I will be using them a lot more often!


Dreamy cards...


Hey everyone, it’s been awhile since I stopped in to share a little project! I’ve been creating here and there, doing more painting then scrapbooking. My son is 14 so he barely lets me take any photos. I have to dig a little deeper in that area and find other alternatives for photos now. I might get a few snaps of my nieces every now and then. But I still love playing with paper and creating fun things!

These are a few cards I made along with some others I’ll share later on. One of the things I love is creating little elements with watercolors. Here I mixed some things from the pinkfresh studio indigo hills collection along with a few painted elements. Some new papers, some older papers from the first indigo collection, and other stickers and chipboard. I

i know it’s not your typical fall color palette but I love to throw a little lavender in the mix!

Hope to share more soon…


New things...


Hey hey... I know it’s been awhile since I’ve made it over to my blog!  I post mostly on Instagram these days but I wanted to stop in and share what I’ve been up to. It’s time I started posting more watercolor and botanical inspiration.  It’s where my hearts is always and all ways.  I pretty much paint every day, examine botanicals on Pinterest and do color studies.  Yes I still do a little scrapping from time to time.  Just not as many photos to scrap with a teenage son.

I’ve been learning a lot more about branding and photography and trying to up my game a little bit.  I’m excited for the new direction I’m going in and will hopefully be posting more work and sharing more about my journey!

Take Care! 


Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolor Blog Hop!


Hi everyone, I know it’s been awhile since I stopped in to share!  Instagram is my best friend these days with my hectic schedule; I can share a quick project or two in an instant. 

I’m here today because I got the chance to play with the new Liquid watercolors by PinkFresh Studio!  I would never pass up the chance to try some new paints.  I’m not normally the best stamper but I got my stamp on this time and created a few cards and a scrapbook page!   it’s hard to have the pretty stamps in your hands and not try them out.  And the cherry on top was I got to paint them in with the new Liquid Watercolors.


I created a few cards using the flower stamps and painted them in using the liquid watercolors.  The lavender watercolor card was made by first using a big paint brush to paint around the edges.  You really have to water the purple color down a bit to get that soft lavender color and add splatters if you like.  I used one of the big floral stamps to create the main floral for both cards.  One I painted in pretty evenly into a soft spring colored bouquet.

The other card was a cardstock page that I used lots of different paints and sprays on.  It was actually a piece I had in my stash for a while and didn’t know what I would use it for yet.  I painted this stamp in a more haphazard way to make it a little more unique.  With watercolors sometimes you can start with a dab and then add a little water and you get something fun and colorful.


I usually hand cut all of my pieces because it’s what I’ve always done but you can also use the die sets to cut your stamps out as well.  And then enjoy painting them in all sorts of ways.

I completed a scrapbook page as well and I wanted to show how you not only can use stamps as single images but you can also create larger details with them. 

For this page I used a pencil to make a light drawing around a page of cardstock.  Next I picked out stamps that I could use to make a little bit of a wreath with.  I painted in other flowers and details as well.  I love to see how certain stamps would look all bunched up together.  Sometimes the results are so surprising! You can add more details and other stamps to create totally new images.


It’s Giveaway Time!

That’s all for me today but I hope that you will hop on over to the other blog pages for more inspiration.

The PinkFresh Studio blog will be giving away one set of watercolors on their blog, Instagram and Facebook if you want to enter on each of those.

Each blog will be giving away a 25$ gift card as well so do make the rounds and leave a comment on each blog. You can see the list below for the next blog to visit!

All winners will be announced on the PinkFresh blog on Sunday, June 10