Tangled up

I’ve had this design for a while so I decided to paint it. Thanks to a watercolor doodle. But it just wasn’t happening with watercolor. It turned out ok with acrylic. Not really. On a positive note I started playing around with a brush. This a cool technique I want to work with. First roughContinue reading “Tangled up”

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 projectContinue reading “Holiday Collection”

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”

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 moreContinue reading “Paint with a paper roll?”

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 becameContinue reading “Many Ways to Paint Trees”

Dear Inner Critic

Today was a weird day. Not that other days aren’t. Sometimes I have these days where nothing works. I’m learning to get past that by continuing to create. I get an idea and then it gets lost in the process. The acrylic paint was too thick or old. The flirty color scheme didn’t mix right.Continue reading “Dear Inner Critic”

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!”

It’s a process…

a fun and beautiful one at that. I forgot to get rid of second try. I’m relying too much on Afinity Photo. Anyway these are beautiful poppies. What color! Sometims the third time is the charmer. I keep forgeting that I want children to have fun with this book and be able to easily readContinue reading “It’s a process…”

Create because you want to

I’ve been sketching a lot of letters. It’s always the ones that just happen that keep me excited. I totally get the whole you gotta love the process. Should I be signing my work? I have this habit of creating and sharing…everything. So there I go on society 6 going over all of my designs.Continue reading “Create because you want to”