Live Your Story

I wrote this poem as a poster. I went through so many colors. My favorite was a much lighter shade of blue. Somehow I envisioned it on a wall someplace. I recall an artist who travels the world painting his words and drawings. With each stroke he gives life to old buildings. When asked whyContinue reading “Live Your Story”

Picture Book Process

5. Oh I forgot the first step is to really let go and write a story. My best stories happen when I let them. 7. In between the painting I tweak the story .At some point the story and images come alive and write themselves. 8. Scan the art, enhance color and remove the backgrounds.Continue reading “Picture Book Process”

Artist vs. Painter

      Linchpin is a great book. I’ve always wanted something more than a job. I want to change people by thoughts or emotional appeal. Can my art do this? Or am I simply a painter? Most artists can’t draw. I’m glad for that one because I admit its true. Yes. I get frustratedContinue reading “Artist vs. Painter”

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!”