Sketchbook: Get out the Vote!

November 4, 2014 § Leave a comment


Today’s the day, folks! Time to hit the polls if you haven’t already. Here’s a sketchbook piece I did during #inktober about election season.


Sketchbook Obsession: Houseplants!

October 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

I have been obsessed with drawing plants and flowers basically as long as I’ve been obsessed with drawing….so basically my whole life. Lately, as #inktober is in full swing on Instagram, I’ve been drawing plants more than ever and specifically houseplants. I thought I’d share a bit on here about my houseplant and flower situation in the studio and some of the Inktober sketches as well!

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Currently, we have two large spider plants, a purple shamrock, about seven succulents, a corkscrew rush, and a huge Boston fern – not bad! Of course, I only wish I had more, more, more. During the summer months I bring in a lot of flowers from my mom’s garden – mostly Dahlias, Zinnias, Roses and Cosmos – so that adds to the color around here as well. Here’s some of the appearances the plants have been making in my sketchbook:




…and here’s a sneak peek of a gouache painting I’ve been working on that is heavily plant-involved:


If you want to follow along with #inktober, and see regular installments from my sketchbook, follow me (@littlearrow) on Instagram!

Sketchbook: Llama Mama’s Day!

May 11, 2014 § Leave a comment


Happy Llama Mama’s Day to all moms, but especially my mom – who has been a wonderful mother, friend, and travel buddy to me all my life!

This is us in Tokyo:


Sketchbook: Right Now

April 7, 2014 § Leave a comment


I caught this quote off of the popular inspirational show The Walking Dead. Lately, I’m in the thick of it with updating my portfolio, making my first-ever look book, and getting everything ready for Surtex in May. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed, but I try to remember to be in the moment. I hear it’s a good way to deal with the zombie apocalypse, too.

Sketchbook: Brrr

January 10, 2014 § 4 Comments


Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival, South Korea – I didn’t catch any but I did ride a 4-wheeler on a frozen pond!

Tales From The Road: Thanksgiving Abroad

November 22, 2013 § 2 Comments


My oh my, the holiday season is fast approaching! I’m super excited because this year will be the first time in 5 years that I will spend Thanksgiving at home with my family in Kansas. I’ve had two Thanksgivings in Seoul, one while visiting my cousin in Italy, and last year I was at a home stay high up in the Andes in Peru. I have a lot in my life to be thankful for, especially my friends and family around the world, and the opportunities I’ve had and will have to travel.

Sketchbook: Valentine’s Day 2013

February 14, 2013 § Leave a comment


© Leah Hoelscher 2013


Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! This year I’m feeling a little more Valentine-y than usual..maybe because I have such an awesome pun to surprise my boyfriend with? I stayed up late last night to make this Toucan of my affection. Tonight I’m making this and this, right after I have my Valentine massage – thanks Scott! Hope you all have a wonderful day and lots of treats!

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