Painting Poppies

Here’s the first try, sketch and all. What a mess. I took my time sketching and then I messed up. So I took another sheet and painted. No sketching just painted. Mixed up some color. What a masterpiece. I still need lots of details but this is great. The color and poppies in three growingContinue reading “Painting Poppies”

It’s Valentine’s Day!

There I was, creating all the elements for a Valentine craft table. I’ve been designing lots of classroom character posters with construction paper. Yes pun intended. I realized this is great practice for breaking down drawings into simple shapes. What and idea! Then I thought about my famous live your story poem, soon to beContinue reading “It’s Valentine’s Day!”

pink heart lightbulb

Today I mixed up the right pink. I mixed in a little gray to get a warm pink. I want the book to have a warm inviting vibe. I am so glad I am reusing this old crayola palette to create a color palette of my own. I thought I could mix up two complementaryContinue reading “pink heart lightbulb”