hand lettering the whole book

Yes. This will be the first book I completely hand letter. I just keep going back to Austin Kleon’s awesome books. I want to do it. I’m going to do it. That of course means I’ll re-paint the poem again. I have just the right aqua. I’ll practice more lettering. I can feel myself aboutContinue reading “hand lettering the whole book”

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…”

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”

repainting a tree for an audience of one

Is this tree is too dark? Does it feel right? The tree got a lot of likes when I posted it on instagram. Yes it has that BRAVE Merida color scheme. This tree is about taking something ordinary and creating something extraordinary-and to always have fun of course. Maybe? I mean it does take bravery–courageContinue reading “repainting a tree for an audience of one”

an artist’s doubt

Seems like many artists these days are talking about how to survive the deep doubt… When am I going to make a sale? I’ve been blogging for a long time and still no one cares. What’s wrong with my art? There’s too many artists out there already. I have run out of ideas His orContinue reading “an artist’s doubt”

steal like an artist

Yes Austin Kleon’s book is filled with wonderful ideas. I have stolen like an artist. I walked in to this project with an idea. I took my love of nature and connected that with my imagination. Along the way I stole lots of awesome ideas and put them in my creative box. I stole thisContinue reading “steal like an artist”