hills of trees is done!

Taking your time makes a huge difference. You have to lett each layer dry before starting the next. Oh and layering from light to dark makes for easy blending. I used a size 10 brush and lightly blotted the paper with color. These trees made me let go of what should be. I didn’t sketch. […]

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 […]

Enjoy The Process + Fun

What ever it is you must do, do it knowing that fear is in it’s rightful place. Fear doesn’t go away. Durning every project there comes a time when I contemplate TIME. Is my time well spent? I go back and forth adjusting the book, allowing for new aha moments. And so I created another […]

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 […]

Eric Carle Collage

…there’s a book inspired by Eric Carle’s collage technique and many MANY watercolor beautiful messes … There comes a time in every project when you realize it’s time to alter coarse. I wanted to make good use of these messes but it’s hard scanning 140Ib paper. I said goodbye and recylced most of the lovely textures. […]

Wisdom Tree

There was an Oprah speech a Sean Wess podcast I haven’t lsitened to in a long time, Laren Daigle’s You say and a movie. BUT as I hand lettered my words all I could think about was Muhammad Ali’s rhyming. I ‘ll give it a try. The only world I want to listen to makes […]

E-book is here!

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 […]

I am an illustrator

I’m not an illustrator. I am not a hand letterer. Wait a minute, did I just write that? Yeah I did and its forever on the last page of my journal entry. Something feels wrong about this. I feel limited.   So then  I go and listen to an awesome The Nose Knows Podcast. Jon […]