One last edit for the book. Dance. Show ’em your moves. It’s important to dance your dance. Dance like no one’s watching or dance like they’re watching and you could care less.
I had a plan but it didn’t work out. As soon as the spork hit the page, very little paint glided across the page. So I tried straight lines, circular motions and then… I had to use a flat brush. I spread the paint. With the paint wet, I glided the spork in an oceanContinue reading “Sea Wave Texture”
Ha, I didn’t sketch with a pencil first. I had a color scheme in mind and let my creativity lead. The first time I painted this, it was a total disaster. Anyway. I looked over my first book dummy for Road Trip, I thought and thought. Everything leads back to enjoying the process. Oh andContinue reading “Dreamcatcher”
I’m making changes. I started with blue hearts both medium and small size. That just wasn’t working. I didn’t want to toss this aside…again. I took my size 10 brush and blobbed on the paint and here we are. It works. Yes this is beautiful. The book and images are coming together. Now whatContinue reading “Painting Trees & Treats”
Gong over my designs was interesting. There were designs I painted because they followed a certain trend. Or a texture, color or technique I admired from a fellow artist. Not one gave me the feeling I felt today… One for the redo pile. I pressed the unpublish button and thought, ok I love this idea,Continue reading “What Excites?”
I just want to have fun with this book. I’m still working on my summer plan. All the details are almost in place. I sat and doodled away at some lines, patterns, and textures. Ok at first I referenced some Instagram faves. Then I just kept creating. It’s like writing. It’s always good to justContinue reading “Creative Brainstorm”
Rewind. I have a way better idea for this book. I’ll use color and fun hand lettered pages to tell my story. I’ve added a few words so the poem will change. I’m so excited for this poem. It’s a great way to kick off my summer and it’ll be completed just in time forContinue reading “Thinking map for Live Your Story”
I keep fighting voices in my head that tell me I’m not enough. …Every single lie tells me I will never measure up…I love this song. This happens often and too much really. I guess it comes with the creative process. It comes with play. It’s with my sketches. My books. With the children. WithContinue reading “Who Am I?”
What what thinks…what one paints…what one eats…it all makes a world of difference. The birds and their song tell me I have his favor. I am talent, love and beauty. Tomorrow’s a new week. I better rest up! Let’s get them!
Gems are done. It’s funny how I’m learning not to fret about the mistakes. It’s so much more fun to paint over them. No these don’t look like Ana Victoria’s. I painted them and proud. Yeah I think they’ll work.