So last night I read some tips on how to get “stuff” done effectively. One could be busy-busy but the deep question is DOING WHAT?
That’s exactly how I felt today, and probably why I’ve been doing some fun art …
in between the illustration painting for the book.
I paint my curiosity and love. In doing so I want to invite children of all ages to be curioous with me. I want them to reach into that big beautiful world of ours and make dreams happen.
A week ago, a fan read my Wise Trees book and found it inspiring. She said the book with all its thoughts and illustrations remind her to embrace curiosity. CHECK
Writing this book about loving yourself and following curiosity. My goal is to JUST LET MY ART SHINE. Sometimes I did feel like…deep breath…like after all this time I should paint better. Why can’t my skies look like XYZ’S. You know I’ll never forget the admirers of my work. It’s positive feedback. It happened today. I was like really, because I could see a bunch of things I could fix. Get out of here lizard brain!
So other people aren’t judging my art with the mind of an artist? They don’t see all the mistakes you see. What a relief!
I’m learning the lesson in each of my creations. CHECK
The thing is am I messing up because of skill, okay sometime I do. BUT most of the time I mess up because I’m comparing my work to this outside source. When really, all I should be doing is looking within and learning along the way.
I realize that this is meant to be. I have to figure out how to make it work and rise above. Look at the lessonS I’ve learned. What went wrong and how can I make it better?
What I paint is only as good as my words and color. How do words and color tell a story? It has to be story of love and curiosity. Does it all have to look good? No and what a laugh. I don’t believe in ugly art.
Every art piece is an opprtunity to explore who I am.
I have to be curious with my color choice and techniques. I could learn 100 techniqies but i’ts more important to bring forth what I have in my heart. Oh and share that with the world! I’ll do it anad each day there’ll be more fans added to the tribe because… there are no imposibles.
Ok so I ‘ve been inspired by an activity that includes sending a Valentine to yourself. I also wrote a similar poster for a classroom.
Your painting is improving .
It is amazing what happens when you let go of comparing and doubts and trust yorself. You are kind and always try to help people. Your book ideas are awesome. Keep writing. Pay no attention to negativity. Listen to the tree’s breeze and all its realities.
It’s been raining cats and dogs. Remember there may be a drought but the rain is coming. I mean literally it has come! I should paint this?
There I was, creating all the elements for a Valentine craft table. I’ve been designing lots of classroom character posters with construction paper. Yes pun intended. I realized this is great practice for breaking down drawings into simple shapes. What and idea!
Then I thought about my famous live your story poem, soon to be book. Why not change the color to pink for Valentine’s Day!
Every day is a day to love yo self and when you love yo self…..there are no impossibilites.
Idea 1 : Paint some cool clouds with this cotton pom-pom. Not bad.
Idea 2: Use a little India ink to paint a heart. That was fun.
Maybe I should rethink the color here?
Who you are is a wonder to behold. Which one has that vibe. I’m going to say the 1st is easier on the eye and sporadically feels right…
Idea 3: Paint a heart character ( idea 2and 3 are for the book)
Idea 4 : This idea came from a book. The passage is something like this,” Most fish talk. You just have to be willing to listen. One, of course must want to hear.
“What an awesome way to say believe in the impossible. The impossible can happen but one must be willing to think it so.
Idea : 5 It’s been raining a whole lot and yesterday the sun came out. To bask in the glory of nature one must experience pouring rain. Oh it’s so true because the skies are ever so blue, crisp and clean. The first glimpse of sun always warms me on a cold day after a storm. It did today. Then …we’ll there goes the awesome clouds I made this morning.
Oh well ,you win some and you lose some. It’s the game of trying new things. I have two projects down for the book. I still have to think about the lettering layout. I can’t obsess because I got this. I will paint the words, practice watercolor. I want this book out there. People are going to love it. They already love the poem…no hay imposibles.