Art is a Process

This past weekend I went WAY back to my humble beginnings on Skillshare. In some ways I feel as though I’ve not made progress. On the other hand I feel I have. Time and time again I look at my work and notice: 6. A lot of the new art for my new book isContinue reading “Art is a Process”

6 Posts I need the most…

tight now.   Yeah, tbese days I’m close VERY CLOSE TO hitting that button and finalizing my VERY FIRST BOOK.  I’m working on lots of projects and most of them are out there. The world says only show the good stuff. I share mostly everything. The world says paint trends. I paint what I want. Continue reading “6 Posts I need the most…”

create your heart out

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 andContinue reading “create your heart out”

thoughts are things

  Today I saw this kid draw. He drew Disney characters. I should have taken a picture. He says he’s been drawing for a long time. BUT he’s only in 2nd grade. I thought about me and how I stopped drawing for years. I guess I grew up.  I am reminded of all the TOYSContinue reading “thoughts are things”

BIG MAGIC

I have a fast deadline ahead of me. There’s the Wise Trees book deadline and other projects. And yet I take time to paint ideas that have nothing to do with the project.  I have a book cover to finalize and the final draft–I keep saying this. It’s nerve wracking so I  have to paint.Continue reading “BIG MAGIC”

Painting a tree with a sponge

I had to repaint some trees. It’s awesome how you can create something beautiful out of literally anything. I write about this little lesson in my book. Of course the tree for that lesson is the tire tree. I’ll be repainting that tree next week.  I made this tree without a care in the world,Continue reading “Painting a tree with a sponge”

steal like an artist

Yes Austin Kleon’s book is filled with wonderful ideas. I have stolen like an artist. I walked in to this project with an idea. I took my love of nature and connected that with my imagination. Along the way I stole lots of awesome ideas and put them in my creative box. I stole thisContinue reading “steal like an artist”

picture book stuff

    so I’m taking a break from one book to work on another and in the process playing around with the ideas. I am learning so much from a drawing class. I have been letting go and becoming part of the flow. This is important because you notice yourself in a trance…in the stateContinue reading “picture book stuff”