Rhyming In The New Year

happy new year color

May Your New Year Be Merry

& Your Memory Not Tarry

To Recall

All The Blessings

Beheld In The Year Just Before!


As You Walk In This Limerick

May Your Mind Dream Up


That Prove Most Intermediate

For This New Years Little Lyric

❤ Marcia Kaye

Sketchy  Challenge: (Take Some Time To Write Up A Few Rhymes For  This New Year OF 2018)







Bright Hearts Rejoice !

draft mousy for web

In striving to create a collection of Christmas Blessing Cards I created this mousy character. Like me he’s far from perfect! But his smile is one of PURE CONTENTMENT.  Honestly,  I spent many mousy hours trying to assemble & arrange this simple string of words to LIGHT THE DAY.  I have 2-3 other variations I’m still playing around with but for today I’m happy with the progress on this little mouse.

Here’s A little Sunday Song. I hope it encourages you today!


Marcia Kaye



Caramel Wishes web


WHELP.. I started sketching tonight with the intention of continuing my Christmas Card Collection… and ended up with a Caramel Apple Character. ( I’m still debating adding color to her hair) Maybe I’ve watched one too many Hallmark Movies lately?? but I think it might be time to get some air and give Christmas Creating a break … at least for a few days. I’m going to visit the local trail  and who knows maybe even pick up some apples at the farmers market.

Have a wonderful weekend Friends ❤





I selected Mele Kalikimaka as  the theme for yesterdays sketchy challenge. Here we know that Christmas Will Be Green & BRIGHT! 😀  I selected a pineapple or shall I say FINEAPPLE as my starting character as I have been noticing the Pineapple Christmas Tree Trend that’s been going around the interwebs. What do you think? Maybe it will inspire you to take a little time to sketch your own pineapple Christmas Tree ? or  even decorate a real one at home.

I hope you enjoy this musical selection that helped to inspire this theme.

Mahalo ❤

Marcia Kaye

Sketch Your Dream


Sometimes in life we want to fall into a preset . It’s easy to do. It’s easy to look at the success of others or to compare with what others are doing.. and say hey I should just do what that other person is doing and then I might have some success.  But what if what you are called to do is something that has never been done before? Alas! There’s a challenge designed just for you! YOU ARE SPECIAL after all!

So Don’t be afraid to explore your gifts.

In  reading Romans 12:6 God reveals to us that we all have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. Have you ever wondered what’s your gift?  I struggled with this question for years. After all there is no ” Encouragement Career Path” in College.  I wasn’t one of those kids that knew exactly what they wanted to do by age 5. I had no ah ha! I want to be a doctor , dentist, or astronaut  moment. I do know however that my gift is to encourage so  here I am (starting where I can) spreading encouragement one sketch at a time.

Challenge: Spend 10 minutes sketching a gift or dream  you’ve hidden away. I’m not sure if you’ve heard the song. This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine? Below is an updated version which I  hope will encourage you.  ❤