It’s National Hug Day – so I’ve interrupted my plan for today so I can give out GROUP HUGS! First–a sale over at Ellen’s:

In the midst of the shutdown, I wanted to do something special for federal workers and contractors who are furloughed or working without pay through no fault of their own- a free class! And a sale on drawing classes for everyone else! (Scroll down for info.)

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Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I didn’t include the Copic colors in the video – sorry. I was rushing to get this done and slipped into the blog queue. But I did snap a pic of the colors:

This is a really cute stamp – lots of critters, and no masking needed!

FREE class for affected federal workers & contractors:

Instructions for affected workers (spouses are ok too!):

  1. Create an account at
  2. Send an email to from the email you’ve registered with (or at least tell me in the email what the account email is if you’re writing from a different address)
  3. Include a MODIFIED identification photo – government employee ID OR $0.00 pay stub, etc. Modified means to BLACK OUT personally identifying info like social security or account numbers, phone numbers, or addresses. If the email gets hijacked into outer space I don’t want your info compromised! I just need to see something that shows you’ve been affected.
  4. I’ll email back once Whimsical Sketching is added to your account, and I’ll delete the photo with your info – I don’t want to save it.

Drawing classes are on sale through 1/27/19

Note that a new intermediate class called “Casting Shadows” is coming on 2/1/19; Drawing 101 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.