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 painting […]

Color tells such a story

Today I had to test out this new tube of acrylic paint. Oh the pinks, yellows and oranges I could create-perfect for the around the world little project I had in mind. Who new mixing up a little red with this pink would create such a beautiful peach. Mixing color is a great way to […]

Dreamcatcher

Ha, I didn’t sketch with a pencil first. I had a color scheme in mind and let my creativity lead. The first time I painted this, it was a total disaster. Anyway. I looked over my first book dummy for Road Trip, I thought and thought. Everything leads back to enjoying the process. Oh and […]

Holiday Collection

How I painted ( top left corner) watercolor and salt. heart shaped loops in various green tones painting circles and letting the paint blend together downward strokes using color to create a bountiful tree more salt. The trees and this project are pretty much done. Last night was crazy! I was sure that this project […]

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 down […]

List of Wise Tree Lessons

I worked for an entire year on this project. I feel like its time to reflect and make sure I don’t forget  what I’ve learned. Here goes and off the top of my head:  Listen to creativity. It will steer you in the right direction So will curiosity and imagination. These guys are your best […]

Artist vs. Painter

      Linchpin is a great book. I’ve always wanted something more than a job. I want to change people by thoughts or emotional appeal. Can my art do this? Or am I simply a painter? Most artists can’t draw. I’m glad for that one because I admit its true. Yes. I get frustrated […]

Crazy day

for a crazy week. Sometimes I feel like I’m running around with to dos AND THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TODAY. Then I sat down to repaint Ana and George’s hot air balloon. I sketched this new design. Just a pencil. No eraser. It turned out beautiful. And the quote is exactly on point. That’s probably what […]

Getting others to love

The problem is you love what you love and it’s important to share that. Since I started this tree book there have been countless questions. I have repainted so many trees. I have rewritten the book countless times. Oh but the idea is right there where it needs to be. If you want to get […]