Everything about this tree says warm breeze. That’s why this tree is my second favorite Wise Tree.
I customized a foam brush by cutting it in various strands and then gluing them together to make
my own brush.
There’s nothing like a warm breeze to remind me that everything is as it should be. I love you Earth.
the right attitude
I say attitude makes all the difference.
The one on the right is awesome. The one on the left needs work.
I definitely used the wrong paper and the wrong brush but still painted an awesome flower.
The right attitude always wins!
I did recently discover a new use for his facial brush. I do have to paint a new book cover for Wise Trees.
I love the texture and I really see this working. It’ll be lovely. I’ll touch up the color and up the size.
Next step is to review a few elements from my favorite books.
I keep fighting voices in my head that tell me I’m not enough. …Every single lie tells me I will never measure up…I love this song.
This happens often and too much really. I guess it comes with the creative process. It comes with play.
It’s with my sketches. My books. With the children. With my family. With my spirit.
Who am I? If I had one chance to show the world my stance, what do I say? I have lots of chances and I believe in all of my ideas!
Sometimes fear shows up. It could be a doubt, mistake or a lazy moment that makes you think if only I had more time.
Show up fear that’s ok. I got this! I realize that I have nature’s favor. I walk with the breeze in my hair. I walk with the sun against my cheek.
This week I want to enjoy every moment. Focus on my art. Buy ten ISBN’s and publish Wise Trees in paperback. It’s ready. I’m ready.
My days, creative process in all, is a roller coaster ride. There’s fear. There’s thrills. There’s fun. There’s fear. You leap in and out of your seat having the time of your life.
I think I found inspiration for today’s painting and perhaps the overall feel of my website.
flower stickers coming soon…
I gotta be me…
my whole book? Well I should think so.
This copic marker has worked out great. I really need some new colors. Pink and blue…lots of blues.
The best hand lettering happens when you just practice and let your style blossom.
I believe in this book and the message. And with that. it’s time to start my weekend!
I realized something HUGE today. You have two choices with the decisions you make.
Do what your expected to do? Or follow your heart for it will never steer you wrong.
I started doing lettering thinking they had to be perfect and when I say perfect I mean Sean Wess or Mary Kate McDevitt beauties.
But I realize that the most important part of lettering and painting is the idea. My ideas always come from heart. My heart has never EVER steered me wrong.
To think I learned this art lesson at school inside of a life skills class is crazy.
What a great day to paint a heart for the collection!
Thank you G
What what thinks…what one paints…what one eats…it all makes a world of difference.
The birds and their song tell me I have his favor. I am talent, love and beauty.
Tomorrow’s a new week. I better rest up! Let’s get them!
Curiosity is a mind changer. Curiosity allows you to dream,imagine and most importantly wander. It’s the greatest gift that led us to fly in a plane or on Space Mountain.
I saw a strange movie last night. It was about a woman who’s brain lived but her body died. Through a brain transplant she lived on in someone’s body. What about the heart? Isn’t the heart where love and curiosity live? The brain is the door or gate that opens and releases…
I get these creative spurs. My heart’s like YES. My mind’s like I don’t know. One can’t exist without the other.
I could sketch these ideas for today’s sketches on love…
Some sketches were cool and others I have no idea what was going on…
It’s almost Friday and why does that bother me. Maybe because aside from the kids I love, I really want to work on art more and have this be my full time gig. Oh to be among those who say yes I do what I love and earn a good living at it. It’s a journey and I’m on my way.