Saturday Sketches: Giraffes

Hope you can spend a little time with your family this weekend, too. ❤️


Five line poetry challenge

A friend in my critique group challenged us to write five poems, each with no more than five lines, all on a theme of our choosing. Food is certainly a favorite subject for me (and I don’t think I’m alone in that). Bon appétit!




Happy Friday!


I collaborated with one of my favorite artists for this drawing…though his take on the pepperoni was unconventional, I felt it offered a nice counterpoint to the bland predictability of the rest of it.

Okay, fine, I let my kid draw on the pepperoni. And this is what makes a happy Friday night at the Harms household, togetherness and processed meats.

Have a great weekend!

A Peek into my Process: Water Says What?

Untitled design (3)

Here’s a page from a book I’m considering self-publishing. Illustration isn’t my forte, but after a few different tries, I liked how this page came out! I like the boxy style of it, and the motion of the water in the cup. I made this in Paper by 53, which is my preferred method for drawing. (Real paper from trees has no “do over” button. I must have the “do over” button.) I also use a Jot stylus, which I just bought when I lost my old Jot stylus somewhere in the couch. (I don’t have a studio. I draw on the couch…while watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.) I like my stylus fine…there’s probably a better one out there, but this fit my budget and it gets the job done.

I added the text in Canva, which I wholeheartedly recommend. Friends, seriously–they make design so. darn. easy. I’ve learned a lot from the articles on their blog, and their tools and thousands of free images are a resource I just can’t do without.

I’m still looking at different ebook/app creators, but I’m leaning toward Kotobee right now. I’m interested in Demibooks Composer, too, but the user interface isn’t very straightforward. Anyone have an opinion?

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