repainting phase

You are a wonder to behold…

From time to time I see a heart shaped leaf or a heart shaped cloud.

There’s so much beauty in nature that we often take it for granted.

The same can be said about us and the limitations we place on ourselves.

I think this leaf came out pretty good.

I tried to repaint the glasses and they just didn’t feel right. I was thinking that Elton John’s glasses are pretty groovy.

I do after all want a feeling that makes the reader feel like you can go on and be yourself.

Maybe I should stick with the glasses I would wear.

Yeah a few more details.

Things are happening all around me.

I said goodbye to awesome friends.

I start a new classroom.

My childhood school might be closing.

As I walked Roxy today, I tugged on her collar.

I hate that I had to go, and tug, when I know quite well she was enjoying the smells and the sites.

Deep down I felt and feel like the world can do the same.

… why?

I think about my projects and this book.

I want to paint my books and for the world to care.

I know if they do, they’ll smile and happy thoughts will linger awhile.

Are thoughts really things?

I guess it’s important to ask an important question.

The sour times make way for the wonderful times that lay ahead…

Let’s go back to the drawing board and work on this color scheme…

teaching art…

Here’s what I’ve learned teaching children the fun of art.

Everyone loves art,

Be it a song or paint, art keeps no one apart.

I’m an artist and there’s no one that paints like me.

BUT together we really did create a masterpiece.

Everyone needs a safe place.

There’s so much your eyes shouldn’t see, too many you shoulds or can’ts to erase.

Picking up the brush leads to forgetting, forgetting the paint brush and using your thumb.

Or opting out of water while using watercolor, oh the textures and the trees leave my voice numb.

I have to keep creating…my books…my words…. it’s as obvious as the nose on my face.

I suppose I will and must protect this happy place.

There’ll be ups and downs, lots of downs but through it all ,I shall cling tight because I hold the Ace of Spades.

Room 12 you forever have my heart.

G0…

I did paint two butterflies. I tried to create an Eric Carle butterfly. I wasn’t sure about the color scheme. Oh I kept erasing in hopes of drawing the right butterfly.

I just kept looking at it and the more I did, the more I could see the blending was all wrong. Did I mess up the color scheme?

What is the point of this butterfly again?

Oh yeah …its place is at the end of the poem and book. With the following word…

GO!

Spread your wings and fly with all the confidence in the world. Know that you’ll make mistakes and there will be mean hawks who want to eat you, beware and all the more reason to fly GO LIVE YOUR STORY…

Why not use both butterflies? YES…

Oh my goodness, if I could sum up the experience I’ve had with my art students it’s this! Watching them paint with laughter, amazement, and curiosity was amazing.

Yes, indeed it is a world full of possibilities!

Sweet Words…

I had to paint it. As a kid the simplest things bring on such smiles.

I’m beginning to love my lettering.

Let the kid play

and you’ll get amazing art. I love watching the kids paint. They don’t think twice. They pick up a brush and go for it.

Yeah, watching them reminds me of what I must do. We artists need to feel the freedom to create and have fun. It’s within this type of creating that you can be free to push past the mistakes, be your best and change the world…

My book is coming along. It’s taking me a lot longer than expected but I’m learning lots of lessons. Tomorrow I’ll paint the butterfly and finish redoing book covers. Oh gosh, I’m going to have to start hand lettering the words.

Then I begin the paperback book formatting.

I got to be me…

Once again trying to copy just deosn’t work out for me. I’m better at observing every color, shape and then recreating from memory. I’m not sure what happened here BUT, happened it did. I realize that it’s ok. I’ll go back to the drawing board. I’ll use my color palette for this project and have a go at it tomorrow…

I understand that this in no way means I can’t paint. It just means I need to plan out the color scheme. I’ll relax and just paint MY WAY because I got to be me. The more I paint, the more I learn awesome lessons that lead to embracing my very own style!

Yeah, I layed out all of the pieces I’ve painted so far. I carefully studied the palette from all these paintings. Pinks and blues will work…..no hay imposibles

This always works out for me.

New Creative Space!

Yup I think I love you

So what am I so afraid of

I’m afaid of a love there is no cure of

Yes what I have to give, is that of a beautiful dove

Just keeping things simple and smile

like the dimple on my shoulder

I’m me because with each word or doodle I’m geting bolder.

Hold my hand breeze and you sun I need you too.

For your heart’s desire, there’s much to do.

When it’s that good, it makes you a fool.

Happy thoughts!

Oh to be sitting here Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Is this a diamond heart?

It’s a diamond heart for…

Your love is worth infinity diamonds and gold. Don’t be fooled. People will convince you otherwise. But this is the time when you need to focus more on you and loving yourself.

So do I believe this is good enough for my first painting or do I give it a second try?

There are no impossibilities …

Guard your heart…

Live your life and guard your heart. Don’t let others get you down. I can’t make up my mind on how I feel. Melancholic or warm and comfortable, as if someone is extending me an invitation to explore and ….my heart’s desire.

I guess living your life involves both. This is the notion for this page in the book. Not a bad idea…no hay impossibles

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