Today I worked on tons of awesome ideas. That means I have lots more content for the fall workshop. Yay. I also read, You live Your Story for two reasons. I needed inspiration. I had to check on my work. I made a few changes. The changes have now been published. The book made meContinue reading “You Live Your Story”
The next step is to take the exploration further with two colors. Here you want to play with your markers and colored pencils. Here’s a list of my favorites. highlighter + watercolor apply to wet or dry paper or scribble on a ceramic palette and add water blend with marker and watercolor pencil drop inkContinue reading “Creative Exploration: Two Colors”
These are some of my supplies. The old Crayola educational set is now filled with Mission, Grumbacher and Cotman. I’m in the process of organizing a new paint palette. Today I didn’t work on the book. Instead I worked on a project for the creative exploration class. The assignment was to choose an art paintingContinue reading “Fun + Art History + Creativity”
Today I sat for two hours…the house was calm … too calm…but I sat with my creativity and let my mind wander. One idea led to the next. I thought about my letters and added more ideas. Lots more! Gave each letter a thought. I now have a map, a map that I’m excited about.Continue reading “More doodles”
Today I sat unmotivated again…I tried drawing with a pencil. The erasing started… and then I let go. Sometimes I forget that the point of sketching and doodling is in ideas. Ideas don’t always have to make sense. The best ones don’t. I’m going to sit down when the house is calm, without interruption andContinue reading “More doodles and for reals plan”
This weekend I had to get rid of an old palette. Crayola means a lot to me. I’m working on a new blogging class and the creative exploration class. I’m going to sketch and doodle the book this week. My birthday is coming up and I’d like to finish and scan the entire book. FirstContinue reading “Making changes”
I was working on some notes for Road Trip. It’s been a weird day. I woke up ready to trust my creativity and map out this book. I made progress. I wonder if Sharpie pens come in colors. I’m about half way done. Anyway, I know it’s time to add some new art to theContinue reading “Easy Flowers with Acrylic”
I know I wanted to work on Road Trip today but the printer broke and it’s been a week. Tomorrow’s another day. Today I will simply admire these flowers. I can draw. I can paint.
I finished the quote. Today I learned a lot about imagination. Curiosity and imagination are why I love kids and enjoy working with them. Now I need to think about painting trees.
I’ve been trying to think about a fun back to school project. I love to read. I didn’t like doing boring busy work. My favorite times were the holidays because that was craft time. Tests made me nervous. The best learning happens when your imagination and curiosity are allowed to PLAY. I haven’t written theContinue reading “sponge brush painting”