I’ll be here tree

The book is ready. There are of course some minor details to fix. I thought this tree was the one to sum up the idea of the book. Wrong. Yes it’s a beautiful tree but the color doesn’t fit the theme. I made type layout changes. I have a few more to fix. Turns outContinue reading “I’ll be here tree”

Book Process (Part 2)

Oh my gosh working on the final stages of my books drove me crazy. There was this battle inside of me.  I keep editing because well, I don’t want to publish a book with a misspelled word. On the other hand,  I stall when I’m on to SOMETHING. I do this all the time. OnlyContinue reading “Book Process (Part 2)”

How do you get better?

People always ask this question, expecting a magical answer. They expect a cookie cutter plan. The truth is simple. Show up. Show up in every sense of the word and PLAY. Nothing more than writing three books has helped me understand this.  That’s it , nothing fancy or crazy. Just show up with an idea.Continue reading “How do you get better?”

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”

Passion Projects

I’ve got tons of them and yet I am painting this poster. …which has me thinking about all the books I want to publish. Seems like there’s not enough time to get them all done. Maybe I should start with ebooks? Yes, that seems like a good idea. But I have dreams of holding myContinue reading “Passion Projects”

projects help you learn

There is so much I’ve learned since I had this crazy idea to write my very own picture book. Seems like such a looong time since then.¬† I’ve been thinking about this a lot.   I learned to paint my trees with fun objects with Jay Lee. I learned to add texture with my treesContinue reading “projects help you learn”