Painting Calaveras for Day of The Dead

Painting a calavera is a lot harder than I expected. These are my third and fourth tries. The one on the right is done with kraft paper and white ink pens. That’s it. I was trying and trying with watercolor and all the while attempting to replicate the pictures I’ve seen. I must have beenContinue reading “Painting Calaveras for Day of The Dead”

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 toContinue reading “Color tells such a story”

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 andContinue reading “Dreamcatcher”

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 easierContinue reading “try new things”

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”

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 aboutContinue reading “hand lettering the whole book”