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 […]

Dreamcatcher

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 and […]

Painting Trees & Treats

  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 what […]

What Excites?

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, […]

Creative Brainstorm

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 just […]

Thinking map for Live Your Story

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 for […]

I’m your biggest fan!

(reposting this ) y Dear Mireya, I just don’t know where to begin. I know there’s plans to post the awesome tree you painted using art tape, but a note is much needed.  Your idea to create a first children’s chapter book that doubles as an art book is awesome. Look I believe in you […]