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.Continue reading “hills of trees is done!”

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 whatContinue reading “Painting Trees & Treats”

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 anotherContinue reading “Enjoy The Process + Fun”

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 DesertContinue reading “A Wonder to Behold…”

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.Continue reading “Eric Carle Collage”

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 makesContinue reading “Wisdom Tree”

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’tContinue reading “E-book is here!”

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. JonContinue reading “I am an illustrator”

Whimsical Tree

I am not happy with this tree. I knew better. How could I not mix up the perfect brown?   SO I repainted over it. I had to make it work and I may have… I’m not liking the dark areas, especially the left corner.  I do love the idea.  If there’s time I willContinue reading “Whimsical Tree”