Making changes

This weekend I had to get rid of an old palette. Crayola means a lot to me. I’m working on a new blogging class and the creative exploration class. I’m going to sketch and doodle the book this week. My birthday is coming up and I’d like to finish and scan the entire book. First […]

Feelin’ Flirty

reposting this letter Last nght I was redoing my online protfolio and site. I’m creating a portfolio folder with my original works. I’m impressed. I’m only saying this because I could see proof, Yes I can paint. Yes I’m wildly creative. I borrowed that phrase from James Victore. Isn’t it crazy how you one day […]

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 […]

Dear Inner Critic

Today was a weird day. Not that other days aren’t. Sometimes I have these days where nothing works. I’m learning to get past that by continuing to create. I get an idea and then it gets lost in the process. The acrylic paint was too thick or old. The flirty color scheme didn’t mix right. […]

Road Trip Book has begun

Let the fun times begin. I ‘ve been drawing letters and today I found myself googling Hallmark lettering artists. Then just now I’m looking at my sketches. This is the “stuff” that I love to do. I’m good at it too. I’ve also spent time going over the story notes from last summer’s road trip. […]

First book layout is done!

It’s been crazy, my eyes are tired but I think I’m done with the lettering. I finished the layout earlier and somehow it didn’t save. I kept making all these mistakes. I needed to change the book size because the images didn’t look right. Back and forth and back and forth and now I’m done. […]

Create because you want to

I’ve been sketching a lot of letters. It’s always the ones that just happen that keep me excited. I totally get the whole you gotta love the process. Should I be signing my work? I have this habit of creating and sharing…everything. So there I go on society 6 going over all of my designs. […]

A Wonder to Behold…

Every single object in this book is heart shaped or has some embedded heart shapes. I did some research and found some beautiful heart shapes in nature.    I had lots of ideas, even the possibility of a Desert Rose. Then I realized that I should stick with my skills. I could paint a Desert […]