I’m an artist!

I’m so grateful to be teaching children the beauty of art. Art makes me feel like the world is mine and there are no impossibilities.

I’ve been decorating a classroom. It’s been taking over my days. But I can’t rememebr a time when I smiled so much! I had to remind myself of home and the non-art to-do list I have.

I should film the awesomeness we made. The children loved their art.It was a gift to see their faces light up with all the confidence in the world.. What a beautiful moment. Can’t I do this FOREVER. PLEASE.

I say yes. I am working on my next book and almost half-way done with the illustrations. YAY!

…the tart shell needs work but tempera paint you are going to help me.

The interesting part of all this is that:

I’ve been working on my art.

Collage butterflies just have my heart.

But I messed up the hand lettering

Did I pin the watercolored leaves in conontrasting color, I’m doubting myself and it stings.

BUT I overheard them say,” Wow I love your color, you know what your doing.”

I’m and artist, they say. I know and it feels amazing!

I’m ready to finish my book.

I see them give my art a second look.

Yeah, it was meant to be.

It’s time to put your name on the cover.

That way we all can reunite with curiosity, there’s a whole world to discover!

I should take some pictures, perhaps a video.

Maybe turn this experience into a craft book, that would be neat-o!

Its an exciting but scary time…

when you have the whole world waiting to see what you will do. I  feel excited for all the kids who have graduated and will move to a new class with a new teacher or mo to a new place. Oh yes it stings to leave behind the friends you made and the places you are used too….even that routine “stuff” isn’t so boring.

Well now that you are you one step closer to you dreams  you are one year further from being that kid you used to be.

Oh but it’s  amazing to think of the unknown and not have all the answers. I mean who cares if you don’t know how to play. What matters is that you get to be in the game! What matters is that you smile, laugh and keep on keeping on.

I have posted a class and a few days ago and was nervous about it . I don’t have too many positive reviews and I understand. I mean yeah it’s not the professional video class you would expect. But who cares…because I created it with love and it would be nice if just one person can benefit from it. Oh my she has and I love it!!

I just have to explore and be open about all of my art no matter what someone might say. I have to get out of my comfort zone and how else will I improve.

Oh its the crayon that just makes me smile!

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I don’t care about the reviews because I am on a journey and no journey is perfect.

  • This week I will be taking a sabbatical and working on a new  30 day journal.
  • Its the entire alphabet  and practicing one letter a day with a different tool.  (Coming in two weeks)
  • I will be working on my picture book. I am almost done with the manuscript.
  • I will also be drawing an object every day
  • I will draw outside more

So that’s it my summer plans. In July I will  be doing another art summer theme challenge.

Bye for now!

 

Creativity

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Sums up what every artist should be about. Sums up what’s most important in success period.

An amazing quote for the haters out there.

Create your own life.

I love this one and by far my favorite. To tell you a little secret, I need to do more of the out loud. Part of this is putting my work out there via this blog.

This week’s challenge is to step out of your comfort zone and take an adventure through someone’s rags to riches story-any inspiring story really.

Some to try are Chanel of course, and artist through history or current, a movie like Rocky, The Cinderella Man ( James J Braddock), Coal Miner’s Daughter, Elvis and so many more. As you watch ask yourself what is success here and how is it achieved. Now for the hard part compare that to what you have going on right now.

Enjoy!

Art 30 day Challenge…

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for the next 30 days I will paint and write a quote that expresses how I feel about my day. I was listening to a podcast and became inspired to do this in an effort to just paint and draw. This one is day two.   I will be posting some more pictures. I will also be starting a journal or scrapbook rather where I clip letters that catch my attention. What’s my goal? I need to redefine my style and what better why to do this than to pour my heart out on paper and just let the creativity flow. Not sure why I have green clouds but okay….its all part of just breaking down the barriers to find my voice as an artist. I do know that I want to nurture the dreams of children of all ages really but mainly children but how do I tell that wonderful story…