happiness with salt

I painted this last night and it felt so good. Everyting is always better when I paint. I’ve been sick and haven’t painted much. I started with the color yellow and gradually added small amounts of red. Then I sprinkled some salt. Sometimes it’s hard to shut off that negative voice in my head. IContinue reading “happiness with salt”

Do it wrong

  I’m so glad I know who Seth Godin is. I want to be a Linchpin. I am a linchpin. A few days ago I was having this conversation, a conversation that I come back to a lot. A father can’t play legos with his son because the father has to build the right way? IContinue reading “Do it wrong”

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!”

Show your work

  I am procrastinating the final stages of my wise trees book. It’s true I have. I admit it to you world. The bigger question is WHY? I’m afraid of what” they’ll” think. Wise Trees came to me as I was strolling through the park, just me and Roxy.  Since then I have painted manyContinue reading “Show your work”

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”