BlOg HoP-the art of WILD abandonment

YOU made iT!

I am guessing you hopped over from
craftydscreations. That's my buddy who made
"coffee time" art journal page.
You can check it out over
at her blog! I am sure it's a few
blog post down by now.

WeLcOmE, WeLcOmE
to my little world, ashley's art closet!
I am so, so glad you are here! To learn more about me
you can click on the about me tab at the top of this blog
or simply click here-about me.

As most of you already know
I've been taking the Art of Wild Abandonment
online workshop by Junelle Jacobsen

so can you click here:

Each week Junelle
teaches the class and
Christy shares her take on it all
one time a week. Below
was inspired by
Christy's week one...

These are my watercolor crayons,
I used for the above picture.
I wish I would have
waited and purchase like what
she uses but my local art store
doesn't carry them. And actually didn't
know the difference in the two
until I got home looking at them.

Same thing on this one
sketch and watercolor

Take time OUT:
1. Laugh! Laugh again...
2. Let others know where your light comes from!
3. Look at what's in front of you, not the person next to you!

Another take,
another day in Junelles class,
walk a day in my shoes....
created by me

as a stay home mom this one
came straight from my heart.
I can so see this one as my next
book cover. Walk a Day in my
Shoes: stories of a stay home mom.

I tell myself all the time if I had
all this time to create all the art,
write all the books and take
all the pictures that come to my mind
would be so awesome then I stop and think...
I already have a job...

One of the things Junelle
teaches is looking at what's around you
and sketch it. This woman is known
for her sketches now..

While at a local sandwhich shop one
afternoon, my eyes were wondering,
kinda like they do when I am
looking for a picture to take,
I saw the cutest little girl!

So I used a napkin and a pen from
my purse. Isn't it so
stinkin cute!?

So I did more once
I got home...

aren't these just the cutest girls ever,
I can't keep my eyes off of them...

more thumbnails sketches...

One of the big things about taking
Christy's classes is her
She gives discount when you
sign up for one of her classes!

Above are
things I purchased this go around
from Christy.

Thanks so much for stopping in..
I hope you will visit back some time soon. If you would like look
at the very bottom of my blog where it says followers, you can
click follow this blog to add yourself to the list.

Oh and leave me a comment below,
I'd love to hear what you have to say...

To continue on in the fun of this hop
click on journeyofamermaid to see what
she's up to. I also see she is doing the 29 face challenge!
What fun, wish I had the time
to join that fun!

Want to join the fun!?
Jump on over to clairesmillie
for more of this blog hop!

p.s. I want to be
when I grow up!!!


  1. I want to be Junelle and Christy when I grow up too lol! And are you freakin' kiddin' me... you wrote this post this morning after the other disappeared?! You rock! Brilliant post! Love all the stuf you've made in the class cute!

  2. Sketching is soo much fun! Love yours and what you do with them! We can all grow up to be Junelle and Christy!

  3. These two ladies have really been so generous in sharing their load of talent with us all! Your work is just lovely!!

  4. haha I wanna be them too! Great post, love your have some great sketches and I love the page with the yellow background. Everytime I see it, it still jumps out at me :) Thankyou for sharing your work with us

    Claire Smillie

  5. Oh I agree i want to be Junelle when I grow up too..LOL... your site is awesome and I love the little pigtailed girl to precious for word. Thank you so much for letting me visit. 0s0s0

  6. I Love your work and ereryone has a Little bit Junelle and Christy inside. ( it is Bad english i Hope you know what i meen)

  7. I love your take on the magazine cover! So cute!

  8. Okay try number three. I'm having trouble posting today on a few of the blogs for some reason. Love your thumbnail sketches and I want to be Junelle and Christy when I grow upper. (59 now and going into my second childhood so I have time)

  9. I absolutely LOVE your magazine sketch, you did a FAB job. It's been so neat seeing everyone's takes on what we've learnt in the class! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Lovely sketches and paintings. Aren't those watercolors neat?

  11. love the traditional living room set up but the tree with the leaves reminded me of christmas bulbs all lit up with wonderful colors but the doll sketches are by far my favorite - love their quirky personalities!

  12. soh me too, I would love to grow up and be a Christy or Junelle. so many fun sketches!! your tree is so cute, I better get on the ball and do one!!

  13. Love all your sketches and paintings Ashley.I especially love the one that your drew from the magazine, so bright and colorful. I think one of the best lessons I learned from Junelle is her thumbnail sketches. Being a busy Mom of 2 little ones, I find doing these tiny sketches as the easiest way to let go of my inner artsy spirit.

  14. hopping through, I'll be back..

  15. I love all your sketches and art - esp. the Take Time Out and the Trad. Home sketch! I was inspired reading about you on your blog profile - your beautiful spirit shines throught! :)

  16. Love your sketching. Thanks for sharing

  17. Great sketches, those girls are just adorable!

  18. Loved your Blog! Your work is wonderful...thanks for inspiring!

  19. I love your sketches! I can really relate to "Take Time Out" one. So many days I would love to be that little owl! I am also excited to read about that you are an author! I am an avid reader and am always looking for another great read!

  20. You do such awesome sketches, and I love, love your little girl!