Fun + Art History + Creativity

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”

hills of trees ( Day 3 )

Taking your time when painting is a good way to gather your thoughts. I’ve been contemplating the direction of my art. I had all these ideas … pages of ideas to market and promote my site and books. I had this big agenda, trying to pencil it all in. Yes I have lots of timeContinue reading “hills of trees ( Day 3 )”

I’ll be here tree

The book is ready. There are of course some minor details to fix. I thought this tree was the one to sum up the idea of the book. Wrong. Yes it’s a beautiful tree but the color doesn’t fit the theme. I made type layout changes. I have a few more to fix. Turns outContinue reading “I’ll be here tree”

When In Doubt CREATE

So there I was mixing up the right green. Emerald green seemed to surface. This emerald green was beautiful and I made it with blue and yellow ochre. Yellow ochre is a favorite. Then came painitng time. Yet, I couldn’t sketch the right heart shaped leaves. I let go. Yes, I put the pencil downContinue reading “When In Doubt CREATE”

First book layout is done!

It’s been crazy, my eyes are tired but I think I’m done with the lettering. I finished the layout earlier and somehow it didn’t save. I kept making all these mistakes. I needed to change the book size because the images didn’t look right. Back and forth and back and forth and now I’m done.Continue reading “First book layout is done!”

Painting Poppies

Here’s the first try, sketch and all. What a mess. I took my time sketching and then I messed up. So I took another sheet and painted. No sketching just painted. Mixed up some color. What a masterpiece. I still need lots of details but this is great. The color and poppies in three growingContinue reading “Painting Poppies”