Ughh…this week was hard. I spent most of my time cleaning up the files for my wise trees book. I am tired of looking at my laptop screen. It feels like I am neglecting my art.
I am so glad last week happened. I set out to work on my work in progress folder and all these ideas begged to be painted. The best part is I am listening.
This is an old sketch. I finally painted …
I’ve been adding new art to my shop. The fact is I don’t care who likes it or not. All I feel is this sense to continue sharing my work.
Maybe its baby steps toward my biggest project yet. I’m scared. Deep breaths. I’m excited! I long for summer days when I work on art all day or night. No matter where life takes me, I must always create.
I painted and painted this balloon. I kept messing up. Each time I vowed to make it work. I painted over and over again and then this happened. Not bad thanks to a little help from an eraser tool. This balloon sums up my art and every moment that led to my wise trees book. I can’t believe my book is almost here.
I am now working on a new book. Her name is Elfie and she wants to build the biggest bestest tree in the world. She’s cute and my deadline is this holiday season. I can do it because …
there are no impossibilites.
and change feels good. I’ve been updating my art website. I put aside the wise trees book and started editing the Ana and George book. Seems like there’s always something to work on. The more you work on projects the better you get period. You learn not to care so much about the nonsense.
Oh right, this Friday I should post a tutorial on this fabulous pink tree. I am excited for the changes to come. I am ready or at least I believe I will be. The more you play the more confident you become too.
-Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible.
The best part of painting with melted crayons is you have to work super fast! There’s no time to think. You have to paint and PAINT before the crayons dry up. I planned everything out before I melted the crayons. There’d be two projects. I’d paint a tree and a quote. I love this idea of painting with melted crayons and wish I could work fast enough to write a quote- but that didn’t go to well. It sure was fun exploring! The other project…well a tree for the wise trees book!
Melt the crayons and work fast.
The green melted great! The pink well not so great. Guess that means it’s time to toss these crayons. Oh but I DO HAVE AN IDEA FOR THE WHITE CRAYONS AND COME TO THINK OF IT A floral design I want to redo!
So glad I used paint brush soap to coat my brushes before I painted with them. I don’t know. I simply painted because I had to work fast. A texture I came across on Instagram entered my mind as I kept painting. Or did I paint and realize I’d seem this before? Hope this is one of those steal like an artist moments. Yes. And I love this BOOK too! This was so awesome! Doesn’t look much like a tree but in my mind it’s a beautiful sideways tree. I did see it once!
Here it is and I love it! For sure going to include this in my trees book.
Oh right I will be spending this weekend getting the pictures ready. Can’t wait to add this to my threadless shop but first I will clean it up.
Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible.
Yes I long for the days when I can decide to walk in my garden and then head to my studio and paint. I could plan to travel to Mexico City for a workshop and stay at my Hacienda because it’s my place. What does it take? I read someplace that you have to walk your talk.
Some of the work that means the world to me.
Some new stuff
I found a great quote for this happy guy. Be Strong in Witt.
Elvis walked around in an expensive jacket and pants. He took his guitar every place he went. YEAH …Elvis spent everyday living his DREAM until it actually came true! I’m going to do that. I have BUT let’s be honest not exactly. I’ve just been thinking. I mean I was on instagram posting my work. By my work I mean some good copy from Mary Kate Mcdevitt:
and thinking how awesome Mary Kate Mcdevitt’s work is. I love her style and YEAH she gives speeches and teaches classes. She has books and OH I love her work. SO there I was posting MY WORK and noticed the same old same old brush lettering video. I see so many of these and then I see work I’ve never seen before..like gold watercolor or melted crayons melted in an awesome heart shape and I ‘m like HOW DID THEY DO THAT. All I can think about is YES that’s what I want. I am working on my story because I don’t want to compete. Yes I want to dominate with my story and my art.
Working on new stuff and exploring. Working on my book. Got to keep working!
-there are no impossibilities