Little Dahlia

Finished up this little botanical piece done on 4×4 Bristol board tile. This will probably be the last drawing I’ll be able to complete for 2019. I have other stuff in the works but they require more time than what’s left in the year so I doubt I’ll be able to squeeze anymore drawings in this year. Anyhoo, I’m still feeling a bit tuckered from the hours spent trying to get my Penguin Holidays card complete, so I’m in need of a few days rest before I get crackin’ on something new. I may not post anything before Christmas but you’ll definitely hear from me before the New Year. So, until then Merry Christmas and please don’t stress your lovely selves out this final weekend with holiday shopping. ✌❤ 😀

From Sketchbook To Drawing Board

“Little Dahlia” (wip)

From sketchbook to an actual drawing. When I posted my drawing exercise of a dahlia from my sketchbook, I had a couple of people mention to me that they really liked the sketch, so I’ve decided to make it into an actual drawing. I did a little experimenting with some color using a few brush pens but I think I’m going to keep the actual drawing in stippled black ink. After completing my Scarlet Macaw (which I’ll be posting this weekend), I’m really not in the mood for any more color right now. I enjoy the simplicity of black ink. ☺

Experimenting with brush pens.
Sketchbook exercise.

Nature Art


While I’m spending a little time doing some figurative work, here’s a brief post on a few nature themed pieces I still have available in store for the homes of some lovely collectors. More works of adorable creatures and botanicals are soon to come. In the meantime be sure to visit the Art of Q. Rumbley.

“Soul’s Door”
“Moon Licht”

Weekend At The Gardens


Made my way to our local botanical gardens, Matthaei, this weekend. I got married here and I’m a little embarrassed to say this is the first time I’ve been back since then, even though it’s just a 20 minute drive away.  I don’t intend on staying away so long from now on since this is a wonderful resource for me to come and snap my own reference photos for flowers and various plants. To my delight, I lucked up and visited on a weekend where they were having a beautiful outdoor Bonsai exhibit. It brought back memories of a failed attempt to do my own with a little bonsai tree purchased from our local grocery store. It wasn’t until we got home that we discovered that the poor thing was infested. Word to the wise, don’t buy bonsai from a grocery store. Get them from a reputable nursery.

Anyhoo, here are a few photos from my weekend adventure. 😊


A lovely indoor Koi pond.

This is how pineapples grow. I honestly thought they grew on trees like apples. Learn something new everyday.
This monstrosity is a Peruvian Apple. I suspect you don’t make pies from it.
Furry cactus. That’s not it’s real name, that’s just want I called it. Amazing but creepy.
This is a Sausage Tree…and that’s all that I’m going to say about that.
These purple beauties didn’t have a sign on them so I have no ideal what they are but from the angle I took this picture, you get the feeling you’ve entered the land of Dr. Seus.
African Senna. I have a feeling these will end up in my drawings.