Road Trip Book

I went to McDonald’s yesterday and this book caught my eye. Of course I had to bring it home. I’m thinking about my road trip book. Seems like the idea and excitement are slipping away. Makes me think of Elizabeth Gilbert’s, Big Magic. I sat down and read all the notes I had thus far. […]

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 time […]

Paint with a paper roll?

I’d like to start the week with a reminder that it’s all about the process. Who knew I could use this to make hearts? This week I’ll be…what will I do? review Live Your Story Edit if needed Learn the basics of instagram photos and try a few Book dummy for Road Trip draw more […]

Many Ways to Paint Trees

Today I sat making notes for Road Trip. I haven’t been too motivated to start. Maybe because I’m still planning. I’ve taken notes and have ideas. I should do a thinking map. What I did and feel great about is the thinking map for the holiday collection collaboration. Instantly the Oh Christmas Tree song became […]

It’s Valentine’s Day!

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 […]

hand lettering the whole book

Yes. This will be the first book I completely hand letter. I just keep going back to Austin Kleon’s awesome books. I want to do it. I’m going to do it. That of course means I’ll re-paint the poem again. I have just the right aqua. I’ll practice more lettering. I can feel myself about […]

Live Your Story

I wrote this poem as a poster. I went through so many colors. My favorite was a much lighter shade of blue. Somehow I envisioned it on a wall someplace. I recall an artist who travels the world painting his words and drawings. With each stroke he gives life to old buildings. When asked why […]