Talk About A Confidence Booster….

So here is the hand letter project I was working on.  Thanks so much Eric for doing this class and helping newbies like me become artists too. I had my doubts about doing this because I feel like I practice and practice so much and wonder  ….but as I was doing this and other projects, I realized something. I have talent and I need to keep on practicing. Yeah this is not perfect but right now it is. I have many thoughts to share and inspire to the world and hand lettering and painting can help me tell my story. I want to write children’s books and continue on with improving my letters, writing and painting and this is such a confidence booster.

I have tons and tons of letters I practice….some say my collection is pretty crazy. This is a sample of the art prints I am working on for children….soon to be available in my shop.

Here is some watercolor panting practice….I love love painting with watercolors…you can really control color and just makes a beautiful difference.

I am going to use watercolors in the art I will soon be selling in my etsy shop…

All About Creativity…

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So there I was staring at a big white board and I thought what a wonderful opportunity to draw standing up. SO here is what I came up with. It is so interesting to see that through my drawings I express the emotions I feel and basically represent who I am? What do you think. Wait this is creativity and part of every artist.  I drew scribbles and then with a different color drew in enhancements for the objects I saw. Thanks Shantel for this wonderful class project!  I had fun doing this…..creativity is all about taking something ordinary and making it extraordinary, it is looking for a way when there is none, its improvising, its going with the flow but paving your own course……

If you want to try this then simply get some copy paper or notebook paper and just draw and let your pencil go and draw whatever comes to mind.

Just a Thought…

No matter where you are, you and I are connected by a passion. The passion may be acting, praying, teaching, loving, singing, drawing, cooking or fill in the black if I have left something out. We are all given this talent….an amazing passion that when done at your best can change the world. Some of us may have 24 years or 90 years to do it and the point is to really live. You can only do this by finding that one passion and doing it the absolute best you can.   I just may have found the best resolution for forever. Isn’t this why people succeed even on You Tube.   It is all about a connection and a profound passion that you share with and for the world. It is not about you because it never is. The only part that is you is that you have this amazing passion and you have to say to yourself I am capable of this and give nothing but the best baby…..

What are your thoughts?

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

Merry Christmas everyone!

Here’s a quick thought. Wasn’t sure if it felt like Christmas yet. I was going from place to place and watching everyone trying to get the perfect present. People making plans and visiting people they have not seen in a while. It takes a long time, money and stress to do it all but…..here’s the big but it’s all worth it. My point is forget about the perfect meal, present and just be happy because when you are stressed it just doesn’t feel like its worth all of the fuss.  But you and your family, they are truly worth what this holiday season is really about. It is wonderful to give and see others happy. It is wonderful just to sit and relax in the warmth of one’s home and with every breath feel comfort, love and gratitude.  I must admit there were times today that I didn’t feel this way but then as I was watching The Santa Clause Story I looked up at the lights on the tree and then it happened. I thought yeah this is nice and this feels like Christmas.  I am going to make it my mission to feel this way everyday.

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5 Drawing Projects

This project was amazing. I am an up and coming artist. I put way to much pressure on myself to be perfect and want to make a living doing what I love, that I haven’t felt free to just let the creativity flow. This projects really revealed the following. I write and think about love a whole lot. I love nature and am always daydreaming about how everything is connected. I am connected to the world with its nature and animals and the emotions that make us all human of course. I drew all of these within 5 minutes and the goal was to just let your creativity flow and develop a style. If you want a try at this let me know and I will post the link here. I was just so excited to post my work for the online class on skillshare that I had to copy it here.

1 Draw Standing Up.  Wow this began this whole notion of just going with it and tapping in to the expressions and emotions that are well me.

Draw with Music- Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran  I simply scribbled and drew without any plans and then I went back ans stared at it for a while trying to make something of the shapes and swirls.

Draw with rotation  See right through the heart

Draw while blindfolded

I thought this was going to amount to nothing but out of no where the shapes became animals and … Do you see the hidden puppy. I drew an olive and then I looked at it and saw ears…do you see it?

draw while talking and watching t.v and listening to others.

I had no idea at first but then I made out a pink crayon, old record player, heart kite,

Watercolor Painting

So I was in a classroom yesterday, as a guest teacher and the students were working on a poem/water color art project and I thought hey, what a wonderful opportunity to live up to my resolution of being more creative.

 

Here are my pictures:

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I am going to have to get some of this paint next time I am at Target.  I have also been reading this book on creative thinking called Thinkertoys, and it really has given me some great ideas. Maybe I should mention a few of the techniques I have learned.  I have also been working on my art and this week I will be working on new items for my etsy shop. I have tons of new ideas and can’t wait to share them with you.

Please feel free to check out my shop and pinterest page. The links are on the right.

-have a sweet day