Holiday Collection

How I painted ( top left corner) watercolor and salt. heart shaped loops in various green tones painting circles and letting the paint blend together downward strokes using color to create a bountiful tree more salt. The trees and this project are pretty much done. Last night was crazy! I was sure that this projectContinue reading “Holiday Collection”

Can’t draw right?

I can’t seem to draw Ellie right. I  keep trying and erasing. I guess tonight’s not a good day to draw.   I can’t seem to concentrate. My drawing feels to forced. I keep erasing  and erasing and ERASING…stuck in the same place. Do I draw my characters as I have? For some reason I’m  drawnContinue reading “Can’t draw right?”

stamping a tree with tempera paint

    Did Johnny Appleseed really wear a pan for a hat? What was it like to wander here and there for days, months and years all to plant seeds. He never gave up. I  doubt it was an easy breezy carefree journey. Why then do we give up so easily at the first signContinue reading “stamping a tree with tempera paint”

painting a purple tree…

with a cotton swab. Well I tried and it didn’t turn out well. But then it did.  I  mixed-up the right beautiful pink. Or wait I meant purple. These are purple shades but they do have some pinkness to them. I love that. I’m not one for purple purple but these are awesome. palette looksContinue reading “painting a purple tree…”

writing a picture book…

this week I have been working on lots of side projects, got a new painters pen and am working on a collaboration project.  I did finish editing most of the trees for the wise trees book. Dedication Page BEAUTIFUL trees inspired this book. This book is a reminder to always follow your curiosity and imagination.Continue reading “writing a picture book…”