The right project

If you work on a project that isn’t for you, then it probably won’t work out. “There’s good in all of us and I think I simply love people too much, so much that it makes me feel too fucking sad.” I couldn’t agree more with Kurt Cobain. I  agree and so I set outContinue reading “The right project”

Do it wrong

  I’m so glad I know who Seth Godin is. I want to be a Linchpin. I am a linchpin. A few days ago I was having this conversation, a conversation that I come back to a lot. A father can’t play legos with his son because the father has to build the right way? IContinue reading “Do it wrong”

I am an illustrator

I’m not an illustrator. I am not a hand letterer. Wait a minute, did I just write that? Yeah I did and its forever on the last page of my journal entry. Something feels wrong about this. I feel limited.   So then  I go and listen to an awesome The Nose Knows Podcast. JonContinue reading “I am an illustrator”

Art is my world

  I can’t believe how creative these kids are. “You guys are artists. WOW” Seriously I am surprised at how much fun it was to watch them take control and feel a part of something. Prior to this activity we were doing boring fill in the blank busy work, the theme was how families workContinue reading “Art is my world”

6 Posts I need the most…

tight now.   Yeah, tbese days I’m close VERY CLOSE TO hitting that button and finalizing my VERY FIRST BOOK.  I’m working on lots of projects and most of them are out there. The world says only show the good stuff. I share mostly everything. The world says paint trends. I paint what I want. Continue reading “6 Posts I need the most…”

create your heart out

Ughh…this week was hard.  I spent most of my time cleaning up the files for my wise trees book. I am tired of looking at my laptop screen. It feels like I am neglecting my art. I am so glad last week happened. I set out to work on my work in progress folder andContinue reading “create your heart out”

thoughts are things

  Today I saw this kid draw. He drew Disney characters. I should have taken a picture. He says he’s been drawing for a long time. BUT he’s only in 2nd grade. I thought about me and how I stopped drawing for years. I guess I grew up.  I am reminded of all the TOYSContinue reading “thoughts are things”

Aha moment

Just now I had a aha momet. I’ve never seen a hand written dictionary before. The writer must be obsessed with words. WAIT!  I used to do the same with my dictionary.  Not excatly, but I too love words. I’d read lots of books. And every time I came across a  beautiful word I’d highlightContinue reading “Aha moment”

Crazy day

for a crazy week. Sometimes I feel like I’m running around with to dos AND THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TODAY. Then I sat down to repaint Ana and George’s hot air balloon. I sketched this new design. Just a pencil. No eraser. It turned out beautiful. And the quote is exactly on point. That’s probably whatContinue reading “Crazy day”