Everything about this tree says warm breeze. That’s why this tree is my second favorite Wise Tree.
I customized a foam brush by cutting it in various strands and then gluing them together to make
my own brush.
There’s nothing like a warm breeze to remind me that everything is as it should be. I love you Earth.
This was hands down my most favorite tree to paint. I’m not too crazy about the trunk but the circle leaves, what a shape. All I needed was a cork and some blue and yellow tempera paint. The color combination is right on. I smile and think of Eric Carle.
Here I go again doubting myself.
I’ve looked at The Giving Tree
I see the essence of a true giving heart.
I just want to follow the caterpillar to the first page? The title is a question inviting us on a journey.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
These books are close to Wise Trees, Ana and George, Ellie and of course Live Your Story.
For some reason my heart tree is growing on me.
Ok maybe I should keep this book cover. I’ll make some adjustments.
change the title
play around with the sizing of the tree
Go with a tan brown background…yes I need the blues to stand out.
I did recently discover a new use for his facial brush. I do have to paint a new book cover for Wise Trees.
I love the texture and I really see this working. It’ll be lovely. I’ll touch up the color and up the size.
Next step is to review a few elements from my favorite books.
I painted many trees for this book. I’m proud of every single tree. Not so sure about the book cover. Last night I was deep into research, trying to put all of the publishing pieces together.
Here’s what I realized:
I didn’t paint the actual book cover I wanted. I didn’t want to add my name to the book cover. I didn’t share the art behind my designs. I need to take care of all this before I move forward with Live Your Story.
I think it’s time I did all of these. There’s so much I want to learn. I’m in this for the long run.
Ok time to paint…
my whole book? Well I should think so.
This copic marker has worked out great. I really need some new colors. Pink and blue…lots of blues.
The best hand lettering happens when you just practice and let your style blossom.
I believe in this book and the message. And with that. it’s time to start my weekend!
Sometimes it happens and that’s ok. In all fairness I tried to paint jewels and gems like Ana Victoria Calderon. She’s awesome and so much so that I wouldn’t be able to tell hers from a real diamond.
Oh but I did some research and found some colorful fun gems.
…and here we are
These are right on with the theme of the book. I’m glad.
Here I am working on a book and finishing my last illustration. Then I get this amazing idea to paint hearts.
I do love hearts. I do love the idea that one project leads to another. Live your story is a fun book for kids to look at…the grown up ones too.
Painting objects with embedded hearts led me to another book idea. I want all of my books to give the reader a sense of , “I can do that.”
Gems are done. It’s funny how I’m learning not to fret about the mistakes.
It’s so much more fun to paint over them.
No these don’t look like Ana Victoria’s. I painted them and proud.
Yeah I think they’ll work.