A pirate’s life for me…

I painted this a few days ago and while I know perfectly well that I can paint a better pirate ship THIS ONE IS AWESOME. I painted with crumbled up paper. No sketing here.

Pirates go around doing as they please loving life all the while being hated by townspeople. Yup, a pirate’s life for me, minus the boozing and the stealing and …

My quote for this ship is:

Set your sails of thoughts in hope, love, adventure, bravery. OR not, the choice is yours. Best be aware there be naysayers lurkin’

Ok I miss the Pirates of Caribbean ride and I’ve been reading Think and Grow Rich. Right now the universe is saying,” Yeah I know you’re working on Road Trip. Keep writng. Explore and I’ll help you illustrate. I’m listening!

Keep Going

Does any artist ever really work on one project at a time? I doubt it. Road trip is a lot of fun. Today I painted a camera and shoes. The shoes need to be redone. Tomorrow I’ll use markers and colored pencils to add in the details. I keep visualizing these textures and page layouts. I opened up an Etsy shop. I painted flowers using simple brush stroke techniques.

The big lesson for today is that when you work on projects you realize how much your skills change. This happens when you let go of perfection. Not all of my flowers worked out but it was great to keep going in spite of the mistakes. Sometimes it helps to say, ” I don’t have all the answers but I can act like I do.” Working on these side projects has really become part of my process.

Oh Christmas Tree

I haven’t painted cards for a long time. Card making is a tradition for me. Not sure how it started. I guess I simply wanted to create something fun and handmade.

Super simple acrylic painted cards

  1. Kraft Paper is nice to paint on.
  2. Use acrylic paint in festive colors.
  3. Deviate with an uncommon color like pink or neon green
  4. Good idea to test different brushes in both size and texture
  5. Dots are simple and fun
  6. This is good to create textures and practice painting…yeah I took a class with Ana Victoria Calderon
  7. Oh I have an idea to paint hearts for Valentine’s Day
  8. Love it
  9. I do need practice with watercolor.

-there are no impossibilities