I just want to have fun with this book. I’m still working on my summer plan. All the details are almost in place.
I sat and doodled away at some lines, patterns, and textures. Ok at first I referenced some Instagram faves. Then I just kept creating.
It’s like writing. It’s always good to just write and write even if it’s garbage. Eventually you’ll arrive at an awesome idea.
I’m coming up with ideas for my letters and gathering my thoughts.
It’s been a good day!
the right attitude
I say attitude makes all the difference.
The one on the right is awesome. The one on the left needs work.
I definitely used the wrong paper and the wrong brush but still painted an awesome flower.
The right attitude always wins!
my whole book? Well I should think so.
This copic marker has worked out great. I really need some new colors. Pink and blue…lots of blues.
The best hand lettering happens when you just practice and let your style blossom.
I believe in this book and the message. And with that. it’s time to start my weekend!
I realized something HUGE today. You have two choices with the decisions you make.
Do what your expected to do? Or follow your heart for it will never steer you wrong.
I started doing lettering thinking they had to be perfect and when I say perfect I mean Sean Wess or Mary Kate McDevitt beauties.
But I realize that the most important part of lettering and painting is the idea. My ideas always come from heart. My heart has never EVER steered me wrong.
To think I learned this art lesson at school inside of a life skills class is crazy.
What a great day to paint a heart for the collection!
Thank you G
Curiosity is a mind changer. Curiosity allows you to dream,imagine and most importantly wander. It’s the greatest gift that led us to fly in a plane or on Space Mountain.
I saw a strange movie last night. It was about a woman who’s brain lived but her body died. Through a brain transplant she lived on in someone’s body. What about the heart? Isn’t the heart where love and curiosity live? The brain is the door or gate that opens and releases…
I get these creative spurs. My heart’s like YES. My mind’s like I don’t know. One can’t exist without the other.
I could sketch these ideas for today’s sketches on love…
I’m done with the illustrations.
I like the ones I repainted a whole lot better.
Maybe I should repaint this
…and I found an awesome marker to do all the hand lettering.
What an awesome brown. I’d like to buy more of these. Yes!
…and then there’s this obsession with hearts. This book has been about moving forward and learning to let my creativity grow. Sometimes ideas work and sometimes they don’t. In the end it all works out.
Here I am working on a book and finishing my last illustration. Then I get this amazing idea to paint hearts.
I do love hearts. I do love the idea that one project leads to another. Live your story is a fun book for kids to look at…the grown up ones too.
Painting objects with embedded hearts led me to another book idea. I want all of my books to give the reader a sense of , “I can do that.”
Yes these groovy glasses
are cute and perfect for the stop reading page.
This tree has to happen. Yeah these are much more interesting to look at.
Oh I can use Audrina’s dry brush technique to create he tree.
This book is going to be awesome.