figuring it all out


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If the path of an art career is like a long road trip, I haven’t made it out of town yet. This website is here to document everything that happens on the road. Sketchy On The Details is the result of a decade’s+ creating, selling, trying, failing, and growing. At its launch in 2019, exactly 10 years after I graduated art school, it started the journey I always hoped to be on, that of a real working fine artist.

Over the course of the 20-teens I didn’t make much art, but I lived some very full years. I moved from New Hampshire to California, got work as a graphic designer, met my future husband, studied yoga, opened my first Etsy shop KNOTOOshabby, married my husband, became a full-time Etsy seller, turned 30, moved into a house, and got 2 dogs and a cat. After all of that I sort of, kind of, stopped feeling like a kid and now confidently announce my status as an Amateur Adult.

With the launch of this site and the future second Etsy Shop I feel, maybe for the first time ever, ready to start the real career path I’ve always been working toward. Living life helps to develop our work and when I look back at the art I made before this it feels like the work of a different person…a girl trying to figure out art. Now I’m a woman making art, trying to figure out life. Join Me!



Lyssa Lynea : (Pronounced Lyss (like miss)-uh Lynn-Ay) B.F.A. in painting, Plymouth State University, NH 2009. California resident since 2011.

Lyssa Lynea : (Pronounced Lyss (like miss)-uh Lynn-Ay) B.F.A. in painting, Plymouth State University, NH 2009. California resident since 2011.

Casey : Mechanic, welder, builder of many things and fixer of anything. loving supporter since 2013. husband since 2016.

Casey : Mechanic, welder, builder of many things and fixer of anything. loving supporter since 2013. husband since 2016.

A.X.L.E the g.s.p. : in training to jump high enough to snatch squirrels from trees since 2017.

A.X.L.E the g.s.p. : in training to jump high enough to snatch squirrels from trees since 2017.

penny the pointer : WORKING to grow a beard as thick as dad’s since 2019.

penny the pointer : WORKING to grow a beard as thick as dad’s since 2019.

josie the pussycat : Escaping all attempts to confine her since 2019.

josie the pussycat : Escaping all attempts to confine her since 2019.