Tired Or Not…

Lately I haven’t had a good night’s rest. Just getting over a terrible cold or flu-not sure what it was but it’s almost gone. YAY!  This week seems like a great week for a sabbatical. This whole love poem has me crazy with ideas. Should I do this or do that. All I know is I just want to paint and draw and see where that takes me. It’s like working all day  in the classroom or at work.  Then finally a long awaited awesome recess or vacation. All you want to do is run like the wind and go wild. There’s no what ifs, or maybe ,or but I’m scared, or don’t know.  You just ride like the wind!  Maybe you fall, but who cares, because you’ll get back up and try again. YEAH that’s how I feel. Didn’t even realize this until one day, last week, when I felt bored bored bored.  Do you ever hate routine work?

 

That led me to this week. What kind of work do I want to create?  The kind of work that makes me happy. What makes me happy? Well I can remember a whole lot that made me happy when I was a kid. The world seems to be telling me to let go and embrace that weird or unique “me”. Trust in my ideas and just do it!

Trees make me happy.

Here’s a little project that I worked on.

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NEW! AND AWESOME!

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Recently. I needed a reminder to just play and do what makes me happy. I think I found it. I am working on some other fun stuff this week. No worries I’m thinking of color and  a magical way to artistically present my poem to the world.

-nothing really is impossible NOTHING

 

The Love Poem

I’ve been working on this love poem. It’s a cool love poem and not the kind of cheesy love story that you see on screen. It’s the kind of love story that just is. You just love and that’s it. It’s the kind of love that loves… among doubt and distance. No matter how CRAZY OR LAZY you get, you somehow keep on. The kind of love where you’re covered in paint, idea after idea, notebook filled will letter after letter, and people say you’re crazy and you say no I’m not I just…LOVE ART…and yeah too late to change course. It’s an obsession that only those who relate can relate. Yes it’s a hopeless romantic love too! I did sell this poem and what do you know someone, a person, not my mom, bought it! That was awhile ago, years ago, but I’m working on  this poem again and will sell it in my etsy shop!

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Testing different brushes. Tried using certain color to emphasize the word like yellow for gold

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Love the bubble letters and the heart letters too. Maybe it’s a little too cute?

The lettering on the bottom looks much better. Guess I need to practice more. I can’t wait to test  the twistable crayons. Crayons may be a good idea to emphasize the idea of like when you learn how to ride you bike for the first time. playing and …you’re not worried about falling  because all you want to do is learn how to ride you bike. Right? Love is like this. You just love and do. Oh were is that quote I want to paint it.

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I love this poem. I love this poem even more when I think of all the people who will read it and feel the way I do!

there are no impossibilities

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Letters

I love drawing letters…especially the BIG block kind. Not sure why but I do. BUT sometimes I get bored with the same old practice.

 

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Yes I know I need 10,000 times before I get it right, BUT doing the same old boring letters bugs me sometimes. I mean, I have all these awesome ideas bottled up in my brain. Right now the ideas have a hard time looking good on paper. What to do? YAY I have an idea! Valentine’s Day is coming up. It’s so much fun to make Valentine’s.  OOOHHH and the little mailboxes you can decorate and put your Valentine’s in. I saw one at Target the other day.  Where’s the fun in that?

I do need practice. I love the color pink and I want to paint.  So here’s the  fabulous idea. I played around and this is what happened. Looking Good. I am really liking the whole painting letters behind a texture.

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After I painted these letters I just had to make cool words for them.

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What about lettering for the title of my poem LIVE YOUR Love STORY. Yes I am thinking color scheme and something fun like the Live word for the title. I just started playing around with brushes till I found the one that’s right. I did!  I worked on using a crayon to write my words and then going over it with watercolor. Just not sure what I’ll do.  I will keep working. Can’t wait to add this to my diary. Note to self. Mix it up. Make it fun.If you’re bored you’re doing it wrong.

 

-there are no impossibilities

 

 

Critique Your Art

Last week the challenge was to create some bouncy lettering. The holidays are here so of course I had to come up with an awesome quote.  One lunch afternoon I drew this out.

Just a pencil, some awesome graphic paper, markers, and 2o minutes.

YEAH okay doubt, I’m not sure about this either. I think about all the artists. I love watching them work. Wow how do they do it. Everything from the idea to the sketch is amazing!  THEN they go an call their sketch messy… call it a ROUGH sketch. I’m thinking WHAT?

Don’t Compare. They’ve had tons of practice.

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I felt like I had a good idea but again my SKILLS were hiding and seeking some other artist..  My etsy shop deadline is in 2 months.  Am I really an artists or am I fooling myself?  Will I be ready for my etsy shop?  Is an etsy shop a smart move right now?  That’s when it hit me. YES I’m an artists BUT I have to keep working and what’s that word HABIT.  Yes work on my art and learn from my mistakes. Problem is I always feel like I’m making mistakes…always waiting…always hoping….always dreaming and I know it’s coming. I see it and I feel it or do I?.

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I DO! So I’m looking SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW …and taking notes. I have to hold on and focus on the good! I CHOOSE to look at all the wonderful progress I’ve made. I mean I know what I did wrong and how to fix it. That’s got to count for something.

OH! The brush lettering should be thicker. I’m on a roller coaster.

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Every story is filled with mistakes, fears and an even bigger desire to persevere.

-nothing is impossible.