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Live Your Story Ebook is here! It just launched July 17th.

Please get your copy here or click on the book. Be sure to let me know what you think. As a reward for helping me out, I will send you a free downloadable art print once the shop opens up.

This is all in preparation and celebration for the paperback launching next month.

Should I change the book cover? I’m not sure.

Color tells such a story

Today I had to test out this new tube of acrylic paint. Oh the pinks, yellows and oranges I could create-perfect for the around the world little project I had in mind. Who new mixing up a little red with this pink would create such a beautiful peach. Mixing color is a great way to learn about the element of color.

Around the world is another fun project. I need a few in between projects while publishing books. Learning about art has enhanced my appreciation for culture around the world. The colors excite me so. I love color!

Right now there’s sketching for Road Trip to be done. Then it’s Ellie. Yup, I need to repaint the book and the cute characters too. Wait, I need to work on the collage art too. I’ll put that on hold.

Tonight I need to get the paperwork started for the Live Your Story paperback. And finish the sketches for Road Trip. The illustration method will come to me.

Take 3 of the Blue Lightbulb

The Idea and Dreams are clear. Don’t be fooled.

Yup. This bulb and all its beauty makes beautiful sense.

Not sure what happened yesterday but today was good! All I need are a few finishing touches to illuminate the bulb. I see a few areas that need more blending.

Creating a wash with acrylic paint, what a brilliant idea.

Exploration projects are going great and I’ll post all of them on Friday.

Tomorrow I’ll paint…what shall I paint? The heart shaped leaf? Oh wait, I went to the beach and spotted a dessert rose. Maybe?

Lines and Shapes

I almost had a good idea and then I messed up. It happens A LOT.

I do love the circles and lines, Lines can be graceful, calm or chaotic. Monotones of blue could represent faith, tranquility, and connections. All good words to describe love.

I can add circle, triangle and heart shaped lines with dots too. Not sure if I should add the pink half circle pattern.

Oh what a beautiful mess!

The green lines with blue dots are beautiful.

I could have looked at the ugly green and yellow square as a total loss. The thought crossed my mind for a second. But, I have an idea! Round two let’s go!

Nitty-Gritty

still with the nitty-gritty and that’s all I’ll be doing this week. I’m going through all of my art and analyzing color. I’ll be painting more of my awesome, I just want to paint this idea stuff.

As I release my book out into the world I can’t help but feel these wise words. “You have one shot to show em’ what you got and you’re going to tell me that’s all you got?”

preview of new art
hearts sticker collection too

All the more reason to take a moment to breath and reflect on all of my art. What do I want to say! I’ve got lots to say! I need to take some time and make sure color is right and that eveyrthing is the best it can be at this very moment. Maybe not the best best but great enough for the cause.

Here we go.

Thank you world and in your honor I am giving away free Ebooks

ok done!

That’s it world, get ready. I ‘ve done the hard work, and now I wait…WAIT for my printing proof to arrive.

Happy Dance! I have so many people to thank and love. I love you world. I could not have done it without you!

In honor of my book I’ll be sharing more of the art that went into the book illustrating. I’ll be offering my other Ebooks for free until May 7th.

I’ll be painting and adding new art prints to my shop. Now which trees should become art prints? I’ll give that some thought. BUT first I’ll piant and oh yeah spend this coming week in the business and marketing nitty-gritty.

art lights me up

Yes art lights me up. I can talk about it for hours. I may be sad, tired, confusd, mad, lost or sick but somehow painting and creating invigorates me.

Painting is my happy place. Writing is my happy place.

I painted this idea that has been a sketch for a long enough time.

Today I’ll be painting this one with a brand new Windsor Acrylic Blue.

What does all this have to do with Wise Trees and my Live Your Story Book. EVERYTHING.

I’m reminding myself that I do have awesome ideas. The world keeps saying it’s time. It’s time! For what I’m not sure but I know it’ll be good.

Yesterday, I did the final FINAL edit for Wise Trees. Now it’s time to submit and wait WAIT for the final copy to arrive. I can’t wait to hold the book in my hand.

More and more people who’ve read the Ebook are asking about the paperback.

There you go another sign that it’s time.

It’s a good day!

From May 3 – May 7 two of my Ebooks will be available for free.

E-book is here!

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My book is here. Did I just upload the file and hit submit? Yup. Now I wait, until I receive confirmation that everything is ready for printing and press.  Thank you amazon. Thank you wonderful person.

Funny how the tables turned. Yesterday I felt this nudge in my heart. It yelled, I knew you couldn’t do it. I saw all of the books I am working on. All of the deadlines I committed to and the hope and love poured out on every single page.  I knew I could do it.

I took a break. I had some chocolate, tea and painted for my next book. Oh and I asked for help. Today I came home and in minutes finished my book.

Oh shoot now its on to other projects. I’m scared. I’m excited.

-There are no impossibilities

 

Artist vs. Painter

watercolor painted tree with a tire swing

 

 

 

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 frustrated trying to draw. Today I sat thinking, what should I draw? I haven’t drawn lately. That is one of my goals BUT why haven’t I drawn? I sat looking around the room, searching books but there was nothing I wanted to draw.

WAIT! I  have been drawing like crazy for my newest book Ellie. Yeah Ellie sounds like a great name for a book. Forget about the title How to Grow A Tree. Ellie it is.

I painted for Wise Trees. I started this whole writing adventure with Ana & Gorge. I moved on to other books so I could learn how to draw. I took a drawing class. Did lots of drawing. Wise Trees and Ellie were passion projects designed to help me improve. Yeah, I have been drawing the whole time.

What do these projects mean to me? Why? I have stories begging to be told. I have to create. I can’t breath without art.

These stories and all of my projects are ways for the reader to play in that wonderful place of imagination, curiosity, and love. If I can create from this place then I’d say that’s awesome art.

Now I’ll go adjust the font color and add my  name to Wise Tress before. I’ll edit one last final time before I set up the file and press send. breath…

there are no impossibilities