All of my books are projects with a learning theme. The first book was about overcoming resitence. The second book was about drawing… getting comfortable with my drawing. The hardest part of being an artists is letting go of all the pre-concieved notions…that you can’t…what will they think. Or the infamous but it doesn’t look right.
You have to let go of all of that. Yup, the third book was about building my happy place. The third book was about taking my time. I wanted to test ideas and learn. I explored the notion of when it’s time to let the painting die but not the idea.
I drew the first trying to copy what I saw in an amazing photo. I drew the second (right door) after I decided to abandon all pre-concieved notions and paint. I broke the design down to it’s basic shapes and painted away.
Now I think I’ll go shop for a brown pen or marker. I am going to hand letter the words in this book. Oh I have decided I need to make a few changes to the e-books before I publish the paperbacks. It’s all good because there are no imposibilities.
So last night I read some tips on how to get “stuff” done effectively. One could be busy-busy but the deep question is DOING WHAT?
That’s exactly how I felt today, and probably why I’ve been doing some fun art …
in between the illustration painting for the book.
I paint my curiosity and love. In doing so I want to invite children of all ages to be curioous with me. I want them to reach into that big beautiful world of ours and make dreams happen.
A week ago, a fan read my Wise Trees book and found it inspiring. She said the book with all its thoughts and illustrations remind her to embrace curiosity. CHECK
Writing this book about loving yourself and following curiosity. My goal is to JUST LET MY ART SHINE. Sometimes I did feel like…deep breath…like after all this time I should paint better. Why can’t my skies look like XYZ’S. You know I’ll never forget the admirers of my work. It’s positive feedback. It happened today. I was like really, because I could see a bunch of things I could fix. Get out of here lizard brain!
So other people aren’t judging my art with the mind of an artist? They don’t see all the mistakes you see. What a relief!
I’m learning the lesson in each of my creations. CHECK
The thing is am I messing up because of skill, okay sometime I do. BUT most of the time I mess up because I’m comparing my work to this outside source. When really, all I should be doing is looking within and learning along the way.
I realize that this is meant to be. I have to figure out how to make it work and rise above. Look at the lessonS I’ve learned. What went wrong and how can I make it better?
What I paint is only as good as my words and color. How do words and color tell a story? It has to be story of love and curiosity. Does it all have to look good? No and what a laugh. I don’t believe in ugly art.
Every art piece is an opprtunity to explore who I am.
I have to be curious with my color choice and techniques. I could learn 100 techniqies but i’ts more important to bring forth what I have in my heart. Oh and share that with the world! I’ll do it anad each day there’ll be more fans added to the tribe because… there are no imposibles.