This is my sweet girl, Cassie. She is a black sable border collie. She is two years old now, and loves her frisbee. Actually, she is obsessed with her frisbee. If she could play with her frisbee all day and everyday, I have no doubt that she would! We like to do agility, which is a dog sport that involves an obstacle course of jumps, weaves, tunnels, and many other obstacles. Cassie is so fast that I sometimes have a hard time keeping up! I hope that we can improve out skills enough and do competitions some day!





A pooch portrait of a cute black and white border collie, named Copley. She loves her red bandana and her red Kong frisbee! Copley reminds me so much of my border collie Cassie and her frisbee obsession! 





This is a recent pooch portrait that I did for a sweet friend. Meeka the husky/ German shepherd mix is so adorable and sweet! She has the cutest personality! The painting was done in acrylic on illustration board and measures at 8"x8". 

It's official! I've finished illustrating two children's books! They are now printed and ready for you to enjoy!

Please visit the official Bizzy Whiz Bookstore to order the books.

Also, on the website you have access to free lesson plans and activities that go along with the books. If I Have a Penny and If I Earn a Penny are geared towards children around the ages of 4-8 years old. These books are a great way for children to learn about earning, saving, and spending money. There are also some adorable characters to help them along the way!

Cover from If I Have a Penny© 2012 Bizzy Whiz, LLC. Used with permission.

Cover from If I Earn a Penny© 2016 Bizzy Whiz, LLC. Used with permission.

You and your child can access great learning resources to go with the books on the Bizzy Whiz activities page. Once there, you can download free coloring pages as well as other activities.


© 2016 Bizzy Whiz, LLC. From page 10 of If I Earn a Penny. Used with permission.

© 2016 Bizzy Whiz, LLC. From page 10 of If I Earn a Penny. Used with permission.

Illustrating these two books was an amazing experience and a dream come true for me. Not only was creating art for these books exciting, but the topic that they cover means a lot to me. They teach children about entrepreneurship, how to earn money, and how save it.  Best of all, they set a good example for forming healthy financial habits. While the books are intended for a younger audience, I hope that you find them to be a helpful reminder for you as well!


As always, thank you for stopping by!

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Rudolph for today's reindeer drawing. Ink and prismacolor.

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Even though it still feels a bit like summer here on the Atlantic coast, I for one am certainly feeling way ready for the fall season.

I just love everything about this season, the changing colors of the leaves, the cooler weather, wearing cozy sweaters, and cuddling up with a warm and fuzzy blanket and a good book. Not to mention, pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider! Oh, who am I kidding, pumpkin spice everything is the best!

I was playing around in photoshop with some different brushes trying to work on textures. Loving the cute little fox kit walking on his way to school with his bright yellow backpack. As always animals are my favorite subject, so I had to include one here.

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A quick piece I did for my valentine. <3

Getting used to my new Wacom 22HD Cintiq! My 10 year old Wacom intuos3 bit the dust, thanks to me knocking over my cup of grape juice all over it (believe me, that was a heart-wrenching site to see). Well, I suppose it was time for an upgrade anyway. And now, drinks aren't allowed anywhere near my cintiq, ha...

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Today for inktober, I did a drawing of some mischievous little goblins!

 I worked with copic markers and micron pens, as well as white ink marker and white gel pen for highlights here and there.

For those of you who are not familiar with #inktober, it is essentially a social media challenge started by Jake Parker, where you challenge yourself to 31 days of daily ink drawings and post them to your social media of choice. It is about improving drawing and inking skills as well as getting in a better habit of drawing daily. A lot of artists participate in it, but it is open to anyone.

You can check out Jake Parker's website for more info on Inktober:

http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober

Happy Inking!


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I don't normally do fanart, but here we are with a little rocket raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy. I've never been into comic books, and I'm really picky when it comes to superhero movies, but I really enjoyed GotG. Rocket was my favorite character!

 I worked with copic markers and micron pens, as well as white ink marker and white gel pen for highlights here and there. This was done in more of a comic book style. After doing this challenge, I certainly have new found appreciation for comic books artists (more so than before!).

For those of you who are not familiar with #inktober, it is essentially a social media challenge started by Jake Parker, where you challenge yourself to 31 days of daily ink drawings and post them to your social media of choice. It is about improving drawing and inking skills as well as getting in a better habit of drawing daily. A lot of artists participate in it, but it is open to anyone.

You can check out Jake Parker's website for more info on Inktober:

http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober

Happy Inking!


P.S. If you don't already, please follow me on instagram @laurenahenderson where I post my content first, and most often.