Picture Book Process

5. Oh I forgot the first step is to really let go and write a story. My best stories happen when I let them. 7. In between the painting I tweak the story .At some point the story and images come alive and write themselves. 8. Scan the art, enhance color and remove the backgrounds.Continue reading “Picture Book Process”

Just get it done.

I had a busy week. Got up at 5:30-6:00 am every single day with a plan. I painted, edited, scanned and set up the layout for Ellie. I never realized how much work goes into scanning all the artwork and preparing the files. I went back and forth publishing and updating Wise Trees. I sharedContinue reading “Just get it done.”

When you get a BIG IDEA…

GO FOR IT.  I know, I’ve always known when an idea is the right one. The problem is that resistance shows up and it has for a long time…too long. There came a point when I just couldn’t listen anymore. There comes a time in everyone’s life when you can’t accept another come back tomorrow.Continue reading “When you get a BIG IDEA…”

List of Wise Tree Lessons

I worked for an entire year on this project. I feel like its time to reflect and make sure I don’t forget  what I’ve learned. Here goes and off the top of my head:  Listen to creativity. It will steer you in the right direction So will curiosity and imagination. These guys are your bestContinue reading “List of Wise Tree Lessons”

E-book is here!

My book is here. Did I just upload the file and hit submit? Yup. Now I wait, until I receive confirmation that everything is ready for printing and press.  Thank you amazon. Thank you wonderful person. Funny how the tables turned. Yesterday I felt this nudge in my heart. It yelled, I knew you couldn’tContinue reading “E-book is here!”

Don’t let resistance win

Oh my goodness resistance almost won today but I am still here. I uploaded the files for my book. I was already to do it. Today is the day.  That’s it, no more holding on to this project. The deadline is TO-DAY. I was nauseous, nervous  and scared. That’s when I new I had toContinue reading “Don’t let resistance win”

Artist vs. Painter

      Linchpin is a great book. I’ve always wanted something more than a job. I want to change people by thoughts or emotional appeal. Can my art do this? Or am I simply a painter? Most artists can’t draw. I’m glad for that one because I admit its true. Yes. I get frustratedContinue reading “Artist vs. Painter”