Pieces of Peace

In my previous Blog post I shared that I’ve set a goal to reintroduce creativity and art back into my life.  It has been difficult at times during these past few months to sit with myself.  I have an entire wastebasket full of crumpled paper with half sketched outlines that just don’t “feel right.”  At this […]

Where I Am

“You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like […]

Fine Lines Valentines!

I’m a sucker for puns… I admit it. If you’re like me and enjoy a bit of cheesy humor now and then, you’ll LOVE the assortment of Fine Lines Valentines now available on Etsy! These sweet and punny cards are sure to make your friends and family smile (or at least roll their eyes and […]

Deck the Halls!

Deck the Halls with… Fine Lines Ornaments! Growing up one of my favorite Christmas traditions was receiving a special ornament from my parents each year! Some years the gifted ornaments were kitchy and fun (think plush M&M’s in different colors for each child…hah!) In later years they were truly keepsakes (hand turned wooden ornaments).  Each and every […]

Invitations for All Occasions

Everyone loves a good party, right?  While news of weekend BBQ’s and house parties will most likely be spread by social networking sites or text messages; there are still some occasions (in my humble opinion)that warrant a tried-and-true postmarked invitation. With summertime knocking on the door (it’s about time!), party season has arrived!   As you plan a summer […]


Several people have asked me about my “process” lately so I thought I’d give you a peek into how I get from sketch to finished product. I want to give you a little background on the piece I’ve selected to use. (Brace yourself, I’m feeling a little wistful for my college days…) I know as […]

TWO of My Favorites!

Last Summer I had the opportunity to collaborate with TWO of  my favorite entities.  First, a member of my very own family – my mom (Deb Guess). My mom is a woman of MANY talents – metalsmith, artist, amazing cook, recreation leader… the list goes on!  Basically, she’s an over-all fabulous & creative spirit! I […]


Many of you may not know this but before I started drawing whimsical animals, holiday greetings, monograms etc. I started with a series of abstracts.  The definition of abstract art is : “Art that does not attempt to represent external, recognizable reality but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors and textures.”  I […]