So there I was mixing up the right green. Emerald green seemed to surface. This emerald green was beautiful and I made it with blue and yellow ochre. Yellow ochre is a favorite.
Then came painitng time. Yet, I couldn’t sketch the right heart shaped leaves. I let go. Yes, I put the pencil down and simply painted. I’ve got paint, lots of paper and I’m creative so why not just paint?
What a confidence booster. Shantell’s wise words rang in my heart. There are no mistakes just a wonderful process. I should paint this.
I guess this painting session got me in the mood to write down the first offical draft of Road Trip. I’m excited. I think I’m done with the Christmas project and now there’s a new women power project.
Today I sat making notes for Road Trip. I haven’t been too motivated to start. Maybe because I’m still planning. I’ve taken notes and have ideas. I should do a thinking map.
What I did and feel great about is the thinking map for the holiday collection collaboration.
Instantly the Oh Christmas Tree song became the theme.
Various trees in all shapes, sizes and tones of blue. Christmas Trees stand tall beautiful and strong in both winter and summer.
I also feel the need to combine what I love about Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Maybe. A heart shaped tree seems like a good idea.
I’ve been exploring and today I read this post about sporadic watercolor painting. I’m going to do one more page of trees. There are no mistakes. I’ve got to enjoy the process. I just read a post with the words,” The wrong way leads to the right way.” I don’t know the exact words but I’ll keep exloring.
Here’s to awesome ideas. It’s almost time to give Live Your Story a third review . My tribe is growing and people are excited for the book.
Today was a weird day. Not that other days aren’t. Sometimes I have these days where nothing works. I’m learning to get past that by continuing to create. I get an idea and then it gets lost in the process. The acrylic paint was too thick or old. The flirty color scheme didn’t mix right. Maybe I should have went with the blue. Probably. This letter made me smile. Yes it’s funny. Yes, it’s silly.
My scanner didn’t do these colors justice. Good practice. I’m better at drawing letters with brush pens and markers. I’ll add this to the repaint pile. You never now where an idea will lead. Maybe I should start a book collection of various letters. One to curiosity. One to idea. One to imagination. One to….not to bad…not too bad at all.
Let the fun times begin. I ‘ve been drawing letters and today I found myself googling Hallmark lettering artists. Then just now I’m looking at my sketches. This is the “stuff” that I love to do. I’m good at it too.
I’ve also spent time going over the story notes from last summer’s road trip. I had a good time but honestly I had a bad attitude here and there along the way. Wait… this just gave me another thought for the book. Let me go write it down.
Ok so I began sketching from all of the places we visited. The problem is I’m no good at drawing King Tut. I can do a pyramid but….
I glanced over my sketches and realized that my book should be about the thoughts I had along the way.
Beautiful thoughts for a beautiful mind.
Yeah I feel good about this book. Starting this book will help me forget about Live Your Story so I can review it, with a fresh pair of eyes next week.
Adam J. Kurtz creates some cool art. I found myself listening to an episode of creative rebels. I ‘ve seen his book before and admired his work. But seriously listening to him helped me put together all the right pieces of this great big puzzle that is my art.
Why did I write Live Your Story?
I can’t believe that my third book is done. Tomorrow I begin Road Trip and the Christmas Collaboration. I’ve come up with another book idea!
It’s been crazy, my eyes are tired but I think I’m done with the lettering.
I finished the layout earlier and somehow it didn’t save. I kept making all these mistakes. I needed to change the book size because the images didn’t look right. Back and forth and back and forth and now I’m done. Now it’s time to relax and refresh my eyes for the next phase of editing.