October 5, 2019

Timeless. Classic. Film.

My passion is telling stories. Here at The Ink-stained Minstrel, storytelling has been my heart ever since I first began. 

The art of storytelling can be translated through many mediums: art, written word, photography. And I have found that fil...

September 24, 2019

Before I started The Ink-stained Minstrel, I had my own photography business and I also did videography part time. Photography has always been a passion of mine; I guess you could say that capturing stories has always been my biggest source of satisfaction.

I had to ret...

February 18, 2019

For a while now, it has been a great interest of mine to learn how to make ink. Something about the detailed, purposeful process has always appealed to me. And recently, I decided to finally give it a go!

Making your own ink certainly takes patience. But if you can sti...

January 31, 2019

I have certainly been in a portrait mood lately, and I’ve been getting more requests for them! So for a limited time, I’m offering charcoal portraits for a greatly discounted price. View the shop for details!

If you’ve ever wanted to have a unique portrait of yourself o...

January 13, 2019

Hi, everyone! It’s been a little while since I’ve made a process video, and today I would like to share a quick look at how I sketch portraits. 

This portrait was done in charcoal, and while I am not by any means a professional sketch artist and I haven’t taken classes,...

February 26, 2018

Join me for calligraphy, coffee, and fun!

This beginner calligraphy workshop is on April 7th, 2 PM, at the Southard House Bed and Breakfast in Enid, OK.

This 2 hour workshop will be chock full of all you need to learn to start calligraphy, and the enrollment fee not...

January 31, 2018

It's time for another weekly video!

Today, I wanted to show you a way to paint watercolor poppies. (I took a poll on my Instagram asking what the next tutorial should be, and poppies won only just slightly over puppies!)

In this video, I show a step by step example on ho...

January 19, 2018

Happy Friday! It's time for our weekly freebie!

This week, I have a free print download for you. The hand-lettered print reads, "Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist". The perfect words to inspire some creativity flow, right?!

Click HERE to dow...

January 19, 2018

Happy Thursday!

In this week's tutorial, I teach you a fun technique on mixing the art of ink line drawing with watercolor! See the video below for a full step-by-step process of how I create an ink and watercolor geranium. If the video doesn't appear here in your brows...

January 10, 2018

It's time for another Ink-stained Tutorial! In this simple video, I teach you the basics of watercolor lettering.  

This lettering technique is quite simple, though it may take you a bit of practice to get the hang of it! By exerting the right kind of pressure to your...

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