So … I post on FB and Insta, but I keep forgetting to post the same stuff here. I’m horrible. So, now you get a dump of photos to show what I’ve been doing.


I’ve been doing art. Watercolor was my main thing, and then I shifted my focus to drawing. I tried some silverpoint, and decided I wanted to try realistic drawing. I’m still writing novels and stories, but art is something I can more easily share online.

So, here are some of the art things I’ve been doing.

Fore edge painting on a Harry Potter cookbook.
Sunset Sailboat watercolor
Monochrome tree watercolor.
Silverpoint drawing on silverpoint paper.
Girl with lion (first attempt at realistic drawing from an online drawing class assignment)
Penguin drawing (study of depth of field from an online drawing class assignment).
Hand holding pearls (study on adding texture with hatching and cross hatching from online drawing class assignment).

I’ve done more, of course, but there’s a quick overview. If you want to see more, you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, or through my Patreon account.


About Joan Stradling, Author

Joan Stradling is a middle grade and YA author of stories with magical elements. She loves painting, baking, crafting, pet wrangling, and anything else she can fit into her schedule. A passionate believer in the power of books, she still hopes to one day ride a dragon, meet a Hobbit, or discover new worlds by walking through a wardrobe. In the meantime, she imagines and writes about her own incredible worlds and characters–and continues to live vicariously through the adventures in other’s books. You can find her on Instagram (@JoanStradlingAuthor) or Twitter (@justJoanS) or FB (Joan Stradling aka Joan Stewart) Join me on Patreon:
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