Color tells such a story

Today I had to test out this new tube of acrylic paint. Oh the pinks, yellows and oranges I could create-perfect for the around the world little project I had in mind. Who new mixing up a little red with this pink would create such a beautiful peach. Mixing color is a great way to […]

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 […]

try new things

Idea 1 : Paint some cool clouds with this cotton pom-pom. Not bad. Idea 2: Use a little India ink to paint a heart. That was fun. Maybe I should rethink the color here? Who you are is a wonder to behold. Which one has that vibe. I’m going to say the 1st is easier […]

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 […]

hand lettering the whole book

Yes. This will be the first book I completely hand letter. I just keep going back to Austin Kleon’s awesome books. I want to do it. I’m going to do it. That of course means I’ll re-paint the poem again. I have just the right aqua. I’ll practice more lettering. I can feel myself about […]

Windsor Gouache…

is incredible. Oh my gosh I now have the perfect color for painting Peter Pan’s flight night sky. Pink and blue flowers? I think so. Premium is so much more pigmented. I could have just painted blobs and it’d still be beautiful. Notes: the key to working with gouache is just enough water to make […]

Projects Are King

Creating projects means you are showing up. You show up and that helps you persevere. When my work sucked, I showed up. When I had the wrong idea, I showed up. When my work sucked, I showed up. There’s been many times where I reference Adobe Kuler, or How magazine to get ideas for color […]