…nature speaks

Inspiration follows me everywhere and I love when it happens. I am so exicted!I had to write about it right now, on a day that I don’t usually write. This art got a makeover yeah these words, I’m really feeling them A teacher assigns a writing assignment about a time when you felt one withContinue reading “…nature speaks”

Wisdom Tree

There was an Oprah speech a Sean Wess podcast I haven’t lsitened to in a long time, Laren Daigle’s You say and a movie. BUT as I hand lettered my words all I could think about was Muhammad Ali’s rhyming. I ‘ll give it a try. The only world I want to listen to makesContinue reading “Wisdom Tree”

Windsor Gouache…

is incredible. Oh my gosh I now have the perfect color for painting Peter Pan’s flight night sky. Pink and blue flowers? I think so. Premium is so much more pigmented. I could have just painted blobs and it’d still be beautiful. Notes: the key to working with gouache is just enough water to makeContinue reading “Windsor Gouache…”

Projects Are King

Creating projects means you are showing up. You show up and that helps you persevere. When my work sucked, I showed up. When I had the wrong idea, I showed up. When my work sucked, I showed up. There’s been many times where I reference Adobe Kuler, or How magazine to get ideas for colorContinue reading “Projects Are King”

Show-Up

which brings me to showing up. There’s going to be lots of bad art. I get that now. Show up anyway. Nothing more than showing up has given me the courage to play and embrace ideas. To once and for all, listen. Big Magic is an amazing read. I came into this year seeking toContinue reading “Show-Up”

2018 Art Lessons

I want to take the last days to reflect on my art. There have been many MANY lessons that I’ve learned. Yet it seems I haven’t learned enough. I’ll never forget the terrible day I deleted my finished book, TWICE. Perseverance is a big one. Even when you know its bad you keep going. HowContinue reading “2018 Art Lessons”

Thrill of it all

My eyes are tired. I spent hours rectifying a stupid mistake. The book was done. Sure I had a few pictures to clean up and edit one last… few times BUT it was done. I got home yesterday with this excitement. Today is the day…it was suppose to be. I had been working on anotherContinue reading “Thrill of it all”

say what?

So here I am reading a book, Creative Inc. and researching Banksy. The artist pops up here and  there with something to say. His ideas are original. Banksy ideas are thought provoking. He’s an artist.   …which makes me ponder the meaning of my art. What do I hope to achieve? I hope to speak toContinue reading “say what?”