What Excites?

Gong over my designs was interesting. There were designs I painted because they followed a certain trend. Or a texture, color or technique I admired from a fellow artist. Not one gave me the feeling I felt today… One for the redo pile. I pressed the unpublish button and thought, ok I love this idea,Continue reading “What Excites?”

sketches of the past

  Build a tribe of 14,000. What was I thinking? Now I realize the most important part of building a tribe is to create. Not just create but really have something to say. To speak with the heart and soul. This year I vow to create EVERY SINGLE day. I’ll paint and write every stepContinue reading “sketches of the past”

Who Cares?

I do love Paul McCartney’s new song. The biggest lesson I learned this year is who cares. I love my letters. I love my drawings. I enjoy my art. Sure I need to go back to hand lettering. I love color. I should keep mixing. Isn’t that the point. I could be in this placeContinue reading “Who Cares?”

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 bestContinue reading “List of Wise Tree Lessons”

Whimsical Tree

I am not happy with this tree. I knew better. How could I not mix up the perfect brown?   SO I repainted over it. I had to make it work and I may have… I’m not liking the dark areas, especially the left corner.  I do love the idea.  If there’s time I willContinue reading “Whimsical Tree”

practice

    I’ve grown since I painted the first wise tree. For every wash and texture that went wrong, I learned–learned how to find my place, to practice and FLOW. Yeah I’ll write books for while.  I rewrote the Ana and George. Ana isn’t a bee anymore. Not sure what animal she’ll be. I cameContinue reading “practice”

The final tree and no second guessing

I thought to replace this tree But why not keep it.  Let’s see–let me work on the writing for this. Then theer’s this tree. Not enough WOW.       I had been out and about when there it was, the biggest tree and beautiful too. I thought,”That’s it! That has to be the finalContinue reading “The final tree and no second guessing”

Kraft paper brush Tree

    Technique inspired by an awesome painter. He painted with newspaper and I painted with a kraft paper roll.  This was a powerful lesson on exploring your creativity. Now I have one more tree for the Wise Trees book. Lots of trees and soon will come the time to scan them and create aContinue reading “Kraft paper brush Tree”