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 painting […]
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. […]
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 and […]
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. First […]
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 the […]
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 the […]
I researched photos and watched a tutorial. I made previous attempts. This morning I took a second look at what went wrong and painted. I added a few more layers. I used a size 10 brush. A size 10 brush made it easy to do the diagonal right and left strokes for each petal. I […]
I like this layout. I’ll write out the words with my new Sharpie Pen. Yes. I’m hand writing the entire book. That’s it decision is final. Then I’ll sketch a little doodle at the bottom of each page. I’ve got lots more doodles to go. Pinterest is great for reference material. Tomorrow I’ll paint a […]