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.Continue reading “Road Trip Book”

3 Painting Projects

Exploration projects are under way and I’m about to paint a watermelon for a fun first day of summer collaboration. Life is good! Crayon layering technique with watercolor. What a twisted idea! I’ve done this before but this time it came out awesome. I guess the trick is to add a little pressure as youContinue reading “3 Painting Projects”

A Wonder to Behold…

Every single object in this book is heart shaped or has some embedded heart shapes. I did some research and found some beautiful heart shapes in nature.    I had lots of ideas, even the possibility of a Desert Rose. Then I realized that I should stick with my skills. I could paint a DesertContinue reading “A Wonder to Behold…”

How do you get better?

People always ask this question, expecting a magical answer. They expect a cookie cutter plan. The truth is simple. Show up. Show up in every sense of the word and PLAY. Nothing more than writing three books has helped me understand this.  That’s it , nothing fancy or crazy. Just show up with an idea.Continue reading “How do you get better?”

You gotta make that story!

You gotta make that story!–the email that I literally just read. Well, not exactly but the subject line singled me out. I’ve been thinking about this dream of making money doing what I love. I love art. I love art so much, I realize teaching 1st grade at an art program school isn’t the optionContinue reading “You gotta make that story!”