How About Cookies With Your Illustration? : A Couch Adventure


Life From the Couch

This weeks schooling has continued and we are starting to get into a routine. Sadly, our school district is not one of the ones offering online work so we are doing our own thing with the supplemental activities the school has provided. I have enjoyed spending time talking to my children and learning more about their learning style. We have a bit of fun choosing videos from the vast amount of YouYube content. The other day, they watched a video about a butt-less worm. Yeah, we all had a chuckle, too.

We have done quite a few baking/science projects and our counters are overflowing with yummy treats. I can see a lot of truth in all the memes depicting weight gain during the quarantine. Here are a few for your enjoyment.



My Take on Illustration




I love illustrations and have always wanted to try my hand at it. The closest I have come to illustration is this stamp that I carved last year. You can see the post HERE if you are interested.


Instagram Inspiration

Lately, I have taken to spending more time on Instagram than reading blogs because I can get a quick dose of inspiration simply by scrolling through the pictures. Some even play videos without the sound. Needless to say,it is inspiration overload.

Many of you know that I love to paint. I haven’t painted recently but my last one was a a pair of chickens Gond painting. I still want to explore more of this style of painting but time doesn’t permit at the moment. During my Instagram browsing, I came across several illustrators that have a bright and colorful style.


Helen Dardik



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In My Fortress… folklore toomuchery… #finishedpiece #toomuchery #art #painting #fortress #stayinghome #homesweetfortress #dardik

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Danielle Donaldson



My Little Basil Studio



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I hope these pretty little flowers cheer you up among all the worry and chaos going around these days. . . P.S. if you have missed the announcement, I have a new Skillshare class (link in my bio) out where I’m teaching 8 gorgeous flowers in 8 beautiful vases/pots (Ceramic, wood, glass & rusty metal) , come check it out. Don’t forget about the giveaway as well! . . . First 2 months on Skillshare are completely free and you can cancel anytime! The link in in my bio. . . . . . . . . . Paper: @artezaofficial Brush: @davinci_artistbrushes_official Colors: @artphilosophyco @winsorandnewton . . . . . . . . . . #seekinspirecreate #illustrationartist #watercolor #creativeflow #illustration_best #showmeyourflorals #watercolour #creativemamy #ihavethisthingwithflowers #watercolor_blog #watercolorflowers #watercolorartist #allthingsbotanical #watercolorflorals #inspiredbyflowers #inspiringwatercolors #tempuradesign #modernwatercolor #illustrationnow #watercolordaily #creativehappylife #botanicalart #mycreativelife #abstractfloral #makeyousmilestyle #creativeflowers #modernbotanicals #floralpattern

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Kirsten Sevig



Kasturi Roy



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This year I was one of 12 influential women artists invited by @googleindia to reimagine Digital Wellbeing. I’m excited to share the artwork that was settled on and honoured to be chosen to be amongst such stellar names. .#fliptoshhh . Concept behind the artwork was to try and combat email anxiety. Work pressures, constant notifications and volumes of emails can be anxiety inducing and you must intentionally and consciously take care of your inboxes and internal minds. So this, Progress Over Perfection. There is value in what you do everyday. . . #plantart #plantillustration #botanicalillustration #botanicalart #botanicalwatercolor #botanicallinedrawing #waterblog #ART_SPOTLIGHT #urbanjunglebloggers #illustration #illustrationnow #tempuradesign #illustrationoftheday #illustrationartists #illustrationart #illustratorsoninstagram #illustrationartist #illustration_best #illustration_daily #watercolor #watercolorart #watercolorillustration #watercolorartist #watercoloring #watercolor_daily #comeinandfindart #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantlady #plantgang

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Art Philosophy



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Children Illustration . @repost @natanazarian ・・・ I painted this girl a while ago, but still have not posted it.☺️ . . Paints: @artphilosophyco artist grade watercolors in tubes ‼️By the way on the website 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐲.𝐜𝐨𝐦 you can use my discount code 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝟏𝟓% to get 15% off.🤗🤗🤗 . . . #best_of_illustrations #illustration #illustrator #childrensillustrators #waterlesson #whitegalleryandco #bookillustration #bookillustrator #childrenillustrator #picturebook #illustration_best #illustration_daily #childrenillustration #watercolor #watercolorist #watercolorpainting #watercolorart #watercolors #art #artphilosophy #artphilosophyco #watercolortube #artistgrade

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Ola Cmachowska



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To już 6 dni. 6 dni codziennej praktyki i medytacji. Tylko czy aż? Podczas moich początków z jogą, ćwiczyłam 4-5 razy w tygodniu przez prawie rok czasu. To zabawne, w tej perspektywie 6 dni wydaję się być kroplą w morzu. Jednak jest inaczej. Przez rok czasu, nie udało mi się zrobić klamerki na dwie strony, barki były zbyt zablokowane. Dziś po 6 dniach, dotknęłam rąk na problematyczną stronę. 6 dni. Ogromnie trudno było się zmobilizować, szczególnie, że Karol od poniedziałku jest w domu. A jednak. Wstaję i idę na matę. Działam z barkami i uziemiam się w pozycjach stojących. Czuję, że to wszystko ma głębsze znaczenie. Praktyka indywidualna ma taką zaletę, że można pracować dokładnie z tym, czego nasze ciało potrzebuje. 6 dni wystarczyło, aby barki nieco się rozluźniły, a umysł uspokoił. Coraz częściej myślę, że czas to ogromna potęgach w ludzkich rękach. Wszystko zależy od tego, co z nim robimy. Jakie tworzymy nawyki, co utrwalamy i jak dbamy o siebie. Czas to droga do zmian, a ściślej – cierpliwość i konsekwencja. 6 dni. To dla Was „tylko” czy „aż”? Ps: Na zdjęciu Karpie koi, mocno po mojemu, magiczne, złote i cienkopisowe ❤️😊 Dobrze się je malowało, wieczorem wrzucę oryginał i wersje plakatowe do sklepiku. Jakby ktoś zechciał dać im Dom, czekam na wiadomość prywatną 😊 Dobrego dnia! #karpiekoi #fish #fishkoi #aquarelle #aquarium #magical #magicalcreatures #watercolor #watercreatures #ryba #akwarystyka #fishlover #watercoloranimals #watercolorpainting #watercolorfish #akwarele #golddecor #dekoracjedomu #dekoracjedodomu #homedecor #homedecoration #decoration #dodatkidownetrz #obraz #reczniemalowane #homeinspiration #homeideas #giftideas #pomyslnaprezent #prezentyświąteczne

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I hope you enjoyed seeing some pretty illustrations. You can click on the profile button to go directly to their Instagram Profile.

I would love to hear what illustrations appealed to you.


Tea Day



Today, I am linking with the T ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard‘s. My tea is a Double-E Immune Booster Tea. I bought this tea some time ago and thought this COVID-19 pandemic was the perfect time to boost my immunity. I enjoy the flavor of this tea but as it is primarily herbs, I added a bit of green tea to help with my caffeine needs.

Thank you for  joining me this tea day. Do you have a favorite illustrator? I would love to know so I can look them up.

Happy Tea Day,



15 thoughts on “How About Cookies With Your Illustration? : A Couch Adventure”

  • You are such a good parent doing all those fun things with your kids Kate. I bet many parents are not doing so much. It must be hard for some, especially if they have jobs to juggle. I bet those experiments and baking you are interesting. I hope you share more with us Kate. I hope you have a wonderful T day and have some more interesting movies in your week also. Hugs-Erika

  • Glad you are managing with the kids and home schooling. Love the crafting you did. Glad ou have so much inspiration to keep yourself going in these hard times. Take care, hugs, Valerie

  • Our district is one of the largest in the state, and the kids get packets each week. They turn them in one day a week at a given location or mail them back. They are graded and returned the next week with their new packet. It works for Wichita, because so many children don’t have access to the computer or the internet. The children are required to read certain lessons in each of their classes, though. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have to seek out YouTUbe videos to replace teaching by teachers. You must be a champ.

    LOVED the funnies. They were clever.

    Glad you shared your illustration. Sadly, I can’t see anything since I’m not on Instagram. All I see is dark and a big sign asking me to sign up.

    Love your tea today. I agree it’s perfect to help us stay immune to this virus. Thanks for sharing your illustration, your children’s learning habits, and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear Kate.

  • Terrific art! I laughed at the weight comics ~ I’m putting my jeans on every other day to try and curb my eating 🙁
    Instagram is filled with talent for sure ~your tea sounds wonderful ~ blessings

  • A great post and those funnies were super, I liked the one with the rolling pin trying to smooth the fat layers no doubt.
    Your children must be enjoying the lessons you have for them, nothing can replace the hands on method of learning to weigh and measure than cooking together. They will remember these days long after a school lesson would be forgotten.
    Take care and stay safe.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  • I’m sure your kiddos are appreciating all the time you a re spending with them and teaching them with some fun thrown in:) Yes, there is tons of inspiration on IG!! The only one I am familiar with of those you posted here is Danielle Donaldson. I have taken an online class with her and have her book;) I love herbal teas and the one you shared sounds really good to me. Stay well and inspired. Happy T day!

  • I enjoyed seeing all of the creativity here-wow that is sad the schools did not send you a curriculum for the children-you are good parent for setting up learning with them. great funnies I loved the sheep the best
    stay well all of you Happy T Kathy

  • What a great post to browse and eventually read through (with a cup of something).
    Where to start…. My favorite illustrators are Inge Löök (from Finland) and José Naranja (from Spain). Look them up and see what you think. I liked your suggestions too. The carp (can’t remember her name off hand) is beautiful. And I liked Danielle Donald’s style.
    I’m glad you are getting into a routine of home schooling. Yes, I think you will get to know your children better in many ways.
    Your stamp is awesome. It makes for a wonderful tag.
    Happy T-Day and
    Take care,

  • It’s fun to read what parents are doing with their kids now that formal school’s not in session. The immune-boosting tea sounds like what we all need 🙂 Happy T Tuesday!

  • Fabulous post! Thanks for the funnies and sharing the art, there’s some great inspiration there 😁. The stamp that you created is fabulous, it reminds me of your daughter, so pretty! That tea sounds perfect too. Sending you Happy T Day wishes! Stay safe and well! Hugs, Jo x

  • Love the memes, Kate, especially the chubby baby. My two sisters home schooled. I always admired them for it, but couldn’t imagine doing it myself. Bully for you! And it sounds like you’re keeping it fun too.

    Thank you for all the inspiration. I’ve never used Instagram much, but I’m think of doing the #the100dayproject. Might be a good thing to try during these stay home times

    Wishing you a healthy and happy T-Day! Eileen xx

  • I’ve been doing a lot of baking, too. and the weight memes are funny. Thanks for sharing the eye candy. Less fattening than baking and eating. 😺 Take care and Happy T Day.

  • Woww this illustration is really wonderful Kate !! I love the way you have assembled it, great ! Love the chickens too, they are gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for sharing this information about illustration.
    i wish you are well, stay safe and take care,
    Big hugs, Caty

  • What funny memes you found! I am not doing much baking – maybe good that I couldn’t get hold of any flour – shelves were empty!
    I am actually losing weight – if only we could get out on long walks it might be less! Not going out for coffees and lunches has an advantage – who knew?
    Love you tag and thanks for the instagram links – I already knew of some but there’s lots more to look at here! Belated greetings for T day! Chrisx

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