So I didn’t make my Read Across America deadline BUT I was sick and still am. I am slowly recovering and something AMAZING happened. After a long LONG week I got out my paint brushes and painted. With each stroke I felt this charge and painted an awesome tree.
- observe a tree
- wait a few days and recreate it from memory
- use the shape of size 10 brush to create the leaf shapes
- using brown and yellow watercolor for the trunk makes the perfect brown
- use tempera paint and add the paint in layers going from light to dark
Afterward I reflected on how I felt and literally jumped up like a kid who’s just been told he’s going to Disneyland That’s how I know that I can’t give this art up. Art is in my blood. It just is. I can’t believe how easy it was to create this beautiful tree. Four trees to go, and I will be ready to scan all of them and start putting the book together . There I go again with a smile. I see every page and with a deep breath and a smile I know it’s going to be awesome!
Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible.