Friday, January 23, 2015

I've moved!

I blogged here for quite awhile, but felt like blogger wasn't working for me the way I needed it to, and I wanted to consolidate the different blogs and sites I was using. I still blog, but not at this address. Head over to to see what I've been doing lately. 

See you over there!

Sarah LuAnn

Friday, November 7, 2014

because I can--snowflake ornament

Playing around with my cricut explore in my spare time, because I can!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Inktober Roundup!

 This year, my "goal" for #inktober was simple. "Some days, I will do an ink drawing and maybe post it on the internet."
And here they all are. Happy November, friends!
I drew a chicken. Because I wanted to.

Nice Chicken... mean raven.

An Ampersand...wich!

More chickens. On a light table!

Alive without breath, as cold as death, never thirsty, ever drinking, all in mail, never clinking.

Rapunzel and her hair. She had to get around somehow!

Weird Chicken. I was trying to get a super simple, shape-y version.

There they are--all my little inktober sketches!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Cricut cartridges, finally

So, I haven't posted any art in quite awhile. This is because I went from a job where I was allowed to show what I was doing, to one where the art isn't released until months after I've done it. I started in January, and now I can finally show the first couple cartridges I designed! (Well, as of a couple weeks ago. Life is crazy.)

First, we have the Holly and Ivy cartridge for Christmas!

You can see some of the images bigger here:

Oh, and also buy the cartridge. If you want.

Also, 3d Floral Home Decor! The very first cartridge I designed. I hadn't ever done anything with paper flowers before. Never. I just figured it out as I went, and some of them turned out really cool!

Here are a couple projects the design team made with my flowers:

I've been watching the internet and had fun seeing other projects that bloggers have made with my flowers. Unfortunately, you can't buy this cartridge (yet?) because it was released exclusively on HSN.  Because its really cool. Right?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Cake Topper

I really am alive and well and doing art! Really! Its just, I can't really show you most of the art I've done lately, at least not for a few more months. But there is sonething I made recently that I can show you--my wedding cake topper! As of now I can only show you the digital version, but I cut this out of paper using a Cricut Explore and - voila! - awesome personalized wedding cake topper.

I can't take all the credit for this, because although there are tweaks and stylization, these are heavily based on photos by the amazing Kate Jeppson. Check out her website:


Here's how it looked on the cake. Again, photo by the talented Kate Jeppson.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Humanities banners

Before leaving for Thanksgiving break, I have 8 of 36 banners done! This is for the second half of a humanities class, the first half of which I did not draw but I'm still supposed to try and imitate the style that was used. What I'm finding hardest about that is that there were no shadows (cast shadows or otherwise) in that other splash package, and I feel like my drawings look flat and incomplete without shadows. Ah well.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Lars progress photos

 Why did they accept me into this major? Seriously, its taking me forever to find a likeness on this one...

 There he is. I found Lars!

You guys.

I'm not bad at painting anymore.

One day, I'll even be good at it.

Annilyn progress photos

This is the point in the painting where I'm thinking... why did they even let me into this major??

Its Annilynski! I found her!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013


I have been posting art weekly, but mostly on facebook.

So. Here is the cover of the project I've been working on lately at work. I finally got this ship put together, and I'm pretty happy about that. Still have to finish the dock and the water and put some people in it and such, but this is it so far, complete with illustrator screen and everything:

Sunday, October 6, 2013

More Grisaille Paintings

 Velasquez Master Copies

Mom and Lynz sat still for me during conference so I could paint from life. I didn't have as long as I would in class, but I'm working on getting a likeness quickly. I think I'm getting better.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Let Them Eat Cake

When drawing Marie Antoinette, its all about the hair.