Wise Trees Taught me

  1. To listen to ideas
  2. Planning works.
  3. I don’t have all the answers
  4. it’s actually ok.
  5. If one idea doesn’t work the first time, let it become something else.
  6. I’m happiest when I create.
  7. Doing is the important thing.
  8. What am I trying to say?
  9. Keep it simple.
  10. Time
  11. Sleep
  12. Eat RIGHT
  13. Texture
  14. I want a creative business life with all my heart and soul.
  15. I need to get back in the marketing game.

Habits

I am reading Think and Grow Rich and right now all the words I’ve circled seem to sum up these words in Feck Perfection.

Let’s do this.

Painting trees with crayons too

The first layer was done with melted crayons. Or was it the other way around? Not sure but the point is I combined two awesome techniques because one alone just wasn’t enough. Why did I think of this? Who knows but it does the mind good to revel in curiosity.

What other media could I use?

I went from wait a minute, did I include this in the book to , what a perfect tree for the sentiments on the last page.

…I’m so glad we have a world full of beautiful trees.

That’s the way it’s meant to be.

Oh, world let’s agree.

Yeah sounds about right.

Projects Help

didn’t make the book

Jame’s Victore’s quote,” hang with me and set your sights higher” instagram post and looking at my watercolor paper. It feels weird not painting. I haven’t painted in three days.

Ah well, the point is I recognize when my brushes and paint tubes call me.

FOr now I’ll look at some more old work and see how this book as changed me. The purpose of this book was to come into my drawing style. I’m still in the process but wow I’ve got a process.

I love this! This post sums up an important lesson that working on one project gets you going and…

https://hellomireya.com/2018/11/21/just-get-it-done/

2. Projects help you grow. https://hellomireya.com/2018/09/07/mixed-media-tree/

Lonely Curiosity

I’ve been sick for weeks. Seems like I get better and then I get worse. Today I’m sitting still, working on my shops. Sure my curiosity is lonely. I haven’t picked up a paint brush too much. I miss painting and my curiosity misses it too.

At least I can say I published my book.

painting trees with a sponge

I love this tree for two reasons. This tree is inspired my cutie Roxy and her love of trees. Why this is exactly the way I start my my book!

I’ve yet to read my book for the secod time but the vibrat colored trees are truly page turners. I love texture almost as much as I love color.

It’s time to look through my old posts. I want to reflect on my emotions. What do my very first sketchces look like?

proof copy has arrived…

so I was nervous and excited to open it. There are a few minor changes to make. Overall the layout and color are good.

Even my brown font looks good, I can’t believe it. Part of me wanted to run out of the quiet classroom in search of readers.

I felt like a kid who’s got a new toy or the cute little girl who just had to smile and tell me she got to have Mcdonald’s breakfast this morning.

I am grateful.

painting a pink tree

Yes there are pink trees. I was walking in the park the other day, in deep thought, as I often am. Then I look up and among the cool breeze I see this tree.

This pink tree is among many thoughts in my Wise Trees book. I painted it with blobs of watercolor. Oh my goodness my print copy arrives in the mail tomorrow.

Nitty-Gritty

still with the nitty-gritty and that’s all I’ll be doing this week. I’m going through all of my art and analyzing color. I’ll be painting more of my awesome, I just want to paint this idea stuff.

As I release my book out into the world I can’t help but feel these wise words. “You have one shot to show em’ what you got and you’re going to tell me that’s all you got?”

preview of new art
hearts sticker collection too

All the more reason to take a moment to breath and reflect on all of my art. What do I want to say! I’ve got lots to say! I need to take some time and make sure color is right and that eveyrthing is the best it can be at this very moment. Maybe not the best best but great enough for the cause.

Here we go.

Thank you world and in your honor I am giving away free Ebooks