Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Hello everyone! Sadly spring break is over and done with; it's back to the books for another month and a half, though summer break is coming closer every day!


Over spring break, what with the free time for painting, I decided to open an Etsy shop! Here's the link:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmyRustine

and here are a few things I'm selling:


Friday, March 13, 2015

C.S. Lewis

Spring break = time to paint, so here you have the fruits of plenty of leisure time.
No Calculus, Physics, or Latin homework means that I have plenty of time to be creative, and I'm excited about using my spring break to make things!

*again, my blog's making the picture look grey...sorry about that. Can't figure out what's causing that...

Monday, December 22, 2014

the world in watercolor

Well, well, well. 

Happy Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, and Merry Christmas!
(now that we're all caught up...)

I've been doing a bit of painting now I'm on break, so here are a few pictures for my neglected little blog.

The world in blue and green watercolors:

And the Philippines, in yellows and reds!

Hm. Still don't know why the white backgrounds of the pictures turn grey on the blog... but it doesn't spoil the effect too much! 
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Monday, August 25, 2014

digital drawing

Here's a little tree I drew digitally! It's my cellphone's background now. 

(sorry for the lack of posts. College is crazy!)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


I decided to draw a pen sketch of my church. 


It's nice to be back here, though I do miss the Philippines.

{what do you think? Should I add a little color with some watercolors? Or leave it as is?}

Saturday, July 26, 2014

diy faux calligraphy

This is actually from quite a while ago; I made these cards for friends in the Philippines. But I really enjoyed the technique, so I'm going to do something unheard of, and post a tutorial.
Shocking, I know.

DIY Faux Calligraphy:

1. Gather materials.

  • Watercolor paper
  • Pencil
  • Watercolor paints
  • Pen (I used a Sakura Micron, 0.5)
2. Cut paper to size. Whatever size you want! Mine was fairly small.

3. Sketch the name or phrase in cursive across the front, making sure that the beginning and end go off the page.

 4. Paint a light wash of watercolor over the word(s). I chose a purpely-bluey color, and variegated the colors. LET DRY. This is the step I all too often ignore, and pay the penalty for. (unintentional rhyme there.)

5. Use your pen to trace the word already written on the paper.


6. This is the more subjective step... the calligraphy. Basically, all that's needed is a thickening up of the "down strokes". So go back over the word, and find all the places you pulled the pen down. Then, thicken those lines! It's as simple as that. But for a more picture filled example, The Postman's Knock has a great tutorial for this.

 Voila! Simple, easy, and fun!

Here's a few more I made:

Friday, July 25, 2014


Well, well, well. 
We're finally settling into our new home, and though I'll have to reload my suitcase in less than a month for college, I'm delighted to finally be all unpacked, for however brief a time.

On another note, my blog has been spruced up, by....yes. You guessed it. My sis. Though the header is my art. :)

And finally I can show you some watercolor calligraphy art!

Romans 12:21

The only reason the reference isn't on there is because I couldn't decide what color to make it.

Keep your hopes up that the winds have finally shifted and I will begin to blog consistently.
{Yes, I did just watch Mary Poppins.}