Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Mini-Guide to Limited Palettes

As part of my Kickstarter for SKETCHING HERE & EVERYWHERE, I added a guide to mixing colors as a stretch goal. Many people who are experimenting with the mini-palette asked what colors I liked.

If you want to get a mini-palette to try out, ORDER HERE!

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Romania 2024

June 2024! We are doing it again!

15 or 10 days! We have a different itinerary for the two weeks and all Transylvania and Bucharest for the one week!
More info and a website soon
1 29 Wed București
2 30 Thu București
3 31 Fri Brașov
4 1 Sat Brașov
5 2 Sun Brașov
6 3 Mon Piatra Neamț
7 4 Tue Piatra Neamț
8 5 Wed Piatra Neamț
9 6 Thu Iași
10 7 Fri Iași
11 8 Sat Constanța
12 9 Sun Constanța
13 10 Mon București
14 11 Tue București
15 12 Wed airport
1 14 Fri București
2 15 Sat București
3 16 Sun Sibiu
4 17 Mon Sibiu
5 18 Tue Sighișoara
6 19 Wed Brașov
7 20 Thu Brașov
8 21 Fri București
9 22 Sat București
10 23 Sun airport

Monday, June 19, 2023

Kew Gardens


My book is on the Kew Gardens website! 

Apparently, you CAN order it for delivery into the US.


Book sighting by some of my friends from the chateau residency!

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Sneaky Artist Podcast


I had a wonderful time discussing illustration and sketching with Nishant Jain.

A lot is changing in publishing, illustration, and maybe everything. I have been in the business for 30 years and the one thing you can count on is change. But there is hope.

Listen here.

Monday, June 5, 2023




Shari Lyon has decided to release the 4th book of the Read To Me Sing To Me series herself.

I had a wonderful time doing the art for HADORI STANDS UP!

Shari and I first worked together on Paw, Hoofs, and Wings, the official children's book for the San Diego Zoo Centennial.

This is a much more serious book. It is such a beautiful story. It is another book that takes place at night but the art is darker than Paw, Hoofs, and Wings. 

The story is about a hippo who stands up to protect her friends from poachers.

You can back the Kickstarter until the end of June.


Sing with the animals!

There are some sketch tiers! I know I have a lot of friends who love hippos.

And I LOVE the Sticker Sheet!

Back it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sharilyonhadori/hadori-stands-up-a-childrens-book

Thursday, June 1, 2023



I went to Auckland, New Zealand in April for the Urban Sketchers Symposium. I will do a longer post soon after my deadline crunch but it was an amazing experience!

Me in Hobbiton

Sully, our tour guide to WETA

The Symposium Crew

My lecture at the Symposium

The Social Media team and friends

This is a taste! More soon!

Friday, May 5, 2023

Faculty Award from NKU


I started teaching illustration 10 years ago NKU and it has been an honor to work with such a great team of instructors at NKU SOTA.

Teaching has been an amazing opportunity to work with artists starting on or altering their career journey. I am still stunned to receive this honor. Thanks NKU!

In other news:

I just got back from the Urban Sketchers Symposium on April 25th. I will do a whole blog post soon.

Lots of great sketches and I did a lecture!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Drawing Attention


I wrote an article for Drawing Attention about our wonderful trip to Romania! 😍
We are taking sketchers back in 2024! I hope to go in July for a weekend when I am visiting France for an artist residency.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Sketchy Talk


I started a podcast for my Patreon as I was working on my art book, SKETCHING HERE & EVERYWHERE: MY SKETCHING OBSESSION.

It has been fun talking to other artists and sketchers about sketching, sketchbooks, and creativity.

Since the book will be shipping in March, I am refocusing my Patreon on new publishing projects and will continue the podcast since it is so fun.

Here are the first five episodes. 

Join my Patreon for the latest and to see a sneak peek into my publishing ventures!

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Happy Christmas and New Year!


Merry Christmas from the Yule Cat Lads: Conan the Destroyer and Thundarr Thunderpaws!

From me, Troy and Miffy too. She chose not to be illustrated with the boys.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

New Shop!


People were so interested in the mini-palettes Troy and I developed, that I have them available to order online.

Get one here.

Here is a little video I did with my friend Vanessa about loading your palette.

You can also still pre-order my book on sketching. 


Shipping in March

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Final Week

 It has been a whirlwind! Even though the book is funded, the Kickstarter lasts for one more week!

We have unveiled some cool SKETCH goals! I really hope we unlock the $10.000 one for the PDF booklet on palettes. I am already experimenting.

I am also donating a tree for each backer through One Tree Planted. They are a non-profit dedicated to reforestation. My friend Ryan Claytor did it for his Kickstarter and it is a fantastic idea!

I was on WVXU this week talking about Sketching Here & Everywhere and Books by the Banks. I will be there Saturday. Stop by!  

I also have a show opening at Columbia Plaza on October 17th from 4-6.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Alp Nik


My latest book from Werd & Weber just came out! 

I did not know a lot about mountain climbing until I illustrated this book. I watch a lot of videos about climbing gear on YouTube and climbing disasters. The topic is so interesting and so was Ueli Steck. He was in the league with Alex Honnold as far as climbing and was an amazing athlete.💪🗻
The book is in German if you are wondering.😊

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Sketching Here & Everywhere: My Sketching Obsession


The Kickstarter for my book launches this week! 

Here is a sneak peek at the video. The footage was shot by Tony Moorman and the music is by Hans Wald.

You will be able to pre-order here: mysketchingobsession.com 

Add your email address to the mailing list to get notified when it is available for pre-order.

We also will have this mini-palette available with the book that my husband Troy and I developed.

Mini-palette in action!

Monday, August 22, 2022

The Return to Kew Gardens


At last, I can show this off! My new book, Return to Kew Gardens, written and invented by Marsha Varrow, is available at the Kew Gardens shop! So, London friends, let me know if you see it!
It is a lovely little book and it will be on their website soon for international ordering but it is in the store now. I will have pictures soon.

We plan to do a book launch so stay tuned for details.
We are starting on Book 2 which will involve a tea party!

More soon from this enchanting world!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Join My Mailing List!


Sketching Here and Everywhere, My Sketching Obsession is launching this summer. 

I have it chock full of sketching and material tips, anecdotes, and sketches


One of the first 100 subscribers is in the running for a free pet portrait!

Friday, April 22, 2022

New Website!


My new website is LIVE!
After years of working with my excellent web designer Jon at 3Verb, his company is retiring the server my site was on. It seemed like a good excuse for a complete redesign, especially with my new art book Kickstarting in July.

I did it in Adobe Portfolio and they have some awesome templates.

It is weird going through all my art over the years to put this together. Thousands of pieces of art are hard to distill. I have done a lot of cool projects over the years and have a few more to reveal soon including The Train Rolls On to the North Pole, Sloth's Treehouse Inn for San Diego Zoo, and a couple more! Let's just say I am booked to the ears through 2023!

Stay tuned for more with my art book and be a part of my Patreon!