More sketches

Markers worked for a few of the details but not for the hotel. I do have acrylic paint. That works. I keep going. I’m all for painting texture pages but now there’s scrapbook patterns. Writing a book is harder than working on one piece. I’ m working on a million pieces at once. I’m goingContinue reading “More sketches”

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”

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”

Paint with a paper roll?

I’d like to start the week with a reminder that it’s all about the process. Who knew I could use this to make hearts? This week I’ll be…what will I do? review Live Your Story Edit if needed Learn the basics of instagram photos and try a few Book dummy for Road Trip draw moreContinue reading “Paint with a paper roll?”

First book layout is done!

It’s been crazy, my eyes are tired but I think I’m done with the lettering. I finished the layout earlier and somehow it didn’t save. I kept making all these mistakes. I needed to change the book size because the images didn’t look right. Back and forth and back and forth and now I’m done.Continue reading “First book layout is done!”

Paper Roll Stamping

Talk about changes. This is the final manuscript for the book. I love color! All it took was a teal brush pen marker. Who knew. This week I’ve been drawing. I had to unpublish Ellie which led to creative writing again. I started brainstorming for a holiday collaboration. I’m in good spirits. What a geniusContinue reading “Paper Roll Stamping”

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”

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…”