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. Now it’s time to relax and refresh my eyes for the next phase of editing.

Good night universe.

Projects Are King

Creating projects means you are showing up. You show up and that helps you persevere.

When my work sucked, I showed up.

When I had the wrong idea, I showed up.

When my work sucked, I showed up.

There’s been many times where I reference Adobe Kuler, or How magazine to get ideas for color schemes.

There’s been many times where I have no clue how to improve my drawings. That led to a Udemy class. This drawing class made me study realism, perspective and shading. All this tied in so well with Ana Victoria Calderon’s class about transparencies with watercolor.

…to be contiuned

-there are no impossibilities

Ugly Light

I had this design in my sketch book for way too long.

So why did I hold onto it. Well I don’t like to paint or wear black. I do like the little black dress…

Today I looked at my design tucked in a brand new pad of watercolor paper. I placed it there as a work in progress.

I painted with a deep purple.

Doesn’t the idea of a purple hat add fun to what I’m trying to say? Yes. Nothing speaks more to me than the purple tone. When you let go of what they’ll say, magic happens.

I imagine a woman walking down the street. All eyes are on her. Some are jealous. Some are uttering how much they hate purple. “Who would wear a purple hat?” they’ll laugh. All the while she is walking, smiling and wearing her hat never even noticing.

When you let go and be you, you could be Audrey Hepburn. Yes.

-There are no impossibilities

Valentine’s Letters

I love drawing letters…especially the BIG block kind. Not sure why but I do. BUT sometimes I get bored with the same old practice.

 

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Yes I know I need 10,000 times before I get it right, BUT doing the same old boring letters bugs me sometimes. I mean, I have all these awesome ideas bottled up in my brain. Right now the ideas have a hard time looking good on paper. What to do? YAY I have an idea! Valentine’s Day is coming up. It’s so much fun to make Valentine’s.  OOOHHH and the little mailboxes you can decorate and put your Valentine’s in. I saw one at Target the other day.  Where’s the fun in that?

I do need practice. I love the color pink and I want to paint.  So here’s the  fabulous idea. I played around and this is what happened. Looking Good. I am really liking the whole painting letters behind a texture.

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After I painted these letters I just had to make cool words for them.

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What about lettering for the title of my poem LIVE YOUR Love STORY. Yes I am thinking color scheme and something fun like the Live word for the title. I just started playing around with brushes till I found the one that’s right. I did!  I worked on using a crayon to write my words and then going over it with watercolor. Just not sure what I’ll do.  I will keep working. Can’t wait to add this to my diary. Note to self. Mix it up. Make it fun.If you’re bored you’re doing it wrong.

 

-there are no impossibilities

 

 

Art and riding a bike

Yes the universe is talking and do you know what it’s saying? Get out there and just draw. GO ON live your dream. Just go on and MAKE it happen.

You know the day you wanted to ride your bike down the street. Maybe you hated those dumb training wheels.  If you were like me you wobbled a whole lot and even fell. Maybe at that moment you were scared but not too scared to get back on that bike and try again. Then all of a sudden it happens and you are riding like the wind.

I  am happy about so much in my life but I  want to draw, paint oh write the stories I am working on. I want this so much that it scares me. That’s when doubt creeps in.

But goodbye doubt you’re not wanted.  Sketch something or maybe paint something that reminds you of the good childhood days.

 

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Next week I will should you how to create awesome art with a straw and watercolor of course …oh yeah!

-there are no impossibilities