I’ll be here tree

The book is ready. There are of course some minor details to fix. I thought this tree was the one to sum up the idea of the book. Wrong. Yes it’s a beautiful tree but the color doesn’t fit the theme. I made type layout changes. I have a few more to fix. Turns out […]

Paint with a paper roll?

I’d like to start the week with a reminder that it’s all about the process. Who knew I could use this to make hearts? This week I’ll be…what will I do? review Live Your Story Edit if needed Learn the basics of instagram photos and try a few Book dummy for Road Trip draw more […]

First book layout is done!

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. […]

Paper Roll Stamping

Talk about changes. This is the final manuscript for the book. I love color! All it took was a teal brush pen marker. Who knew. This week I’ve been drawing. I had to unpublish Ellie which led to creative writing again. I started brainstorming for a holiday collaboration. I’m in good spirits. What a genius […]

It’s a process…

a fun and beautiful one at that. I forgot to get rid of second try. I’m relying too much on Afinity Photo. Anyway these are beautiful poppies. What color! Sometims the third time is the charmer. I keep forgeting that I want children to have fun with this book and be able to easily read […]

Painting Trees & Treats

  I’m making changes.  I started with blue hearts both medium and small size. That just wasn’t working. I didn’t want to toss this aside…again. I took my size 10 brush and blobbed on the paint and here we are. It works. Yes this is beautiful.  The book and images are coming together. Now what […]

Painting Poppies

Here’s the first try, sketch and all. What a mess. I took my time sketching and then I messed up. So I took another sheet and painted. No sketching just painted. Mixed up some color. What a masterpiece. I still need lots of details but this is great. The color and poppies in three growing […]