Drawing still life style

Still life drawing is an absolute must for every artist. I sketched my favorite shoe. How did I sketch a pretty good shoe in five minutes, with a pen? This morning I set up my shoes and began sketching. I took way to long sketching. I kept trying to replicate my shoes. Sure, many couldContinue reading “Drawing still life style”

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 )”

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?”

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…”

Just a thought

Lots of sketches on love. I painted this heart with a facial massage brush. 70 sketches left. I feel like I’ve always had what I need to make my dreams a reality but I’ve been blinded by stupidity. I read Wise Trees today and made some minor changes. My book’s got rhythm. It’s a reminderContinue reading “Just a thought”

Show-Up

which brings me to showing up. There’s going to be lots of bad art. I get that now. Show up anyway. Nothing more than showing up has given me the courage to play and embrace ideas. To once and for all, listen. Big Magic is an amazing read. I came into this year seeking toContinue reading “Show-Up”

Book Process (Part 2)

Oh my gosh working on the final stages of my books drove me crazy. There was this battle inside of me.  I keep editing because well, I don’t want to publish a book with a misspelled word. On the other hand,  I stall when I’m on to SOMETHING. I do this all the time. OnlyContinue reading “Book Process (Part 2)”

Fingerprint Tree

I love this tree. Is there someway I can include this in my book? Yeah probably not. Literally, I placed myself in my art. Well, just my fingerprints but it was so much fun!   The paint was old and by old I mean the water separated from paint…if that’s possible. Ugh what a mess!Continue reading “Fingerprint Tree”

crayons not masking fluid

Working on a book is harder than I thought. I had to take a break, catch my breath and keep myself in a happy place. OK so the original didn’t turn out so good, but there’s going to be lots of not so good ideas in this journal. I must practice. I have gone throughContinue reading “crayons not masking fluid”