painting trees with crayons

melted crayon painted tree

Love this technique. Melted crayons are hard to paint with because they quickly dry up. I was forced to hurry up and paint.

Not sure I’d try this again, as it ruined some brushes. Melting crayons made such a mess.

But this is one of my favorite trees because I fed my curiosity. This has to happen ALL THE TIME.

I must keep testing ideas and if it works great! If not then at least I had fun!

the cover…

Love is what I feel when I am in nature.

It’s why I wrote this book. This week I want to explore more ideas and continue to embrace my creativitY

This week’s activity list is to:

  • work on the paperback cover
  • submit the final copy for my paperback
  • top 10 ways to paint trees
  • learn creative ways to market my books
  • speaking of marketing, what’s my story and am I telling it across all of my social media platforms

I look at this past week’s art

hearts collection
teating out collage work


another heart
exploring ideas , really this life is a roller coaster book has been hounding me for years

Painting a new book cover

I did recently discover a new use for his facial brush. I do have to paint a new book cover for Wise Trees.

I love the texture and I really see this working. It’ll be lovely. I’ll touch up the color and up the size. 

 

Next step is to review a few elements from my favorite books.

Wise Trees

I painted many trees for this book. I’m proud of every single tree. Not so sure about the book cover. Last night I was deep into research, trying to put all of the publishing pieces together.

Here’s what I realized:

  • I didn’t paint the actual book cover I wanted.
  • I didn’t want to add my name to the book cover.
  • I didn’t share the art behind my designs.
  • I need to take care of all this before I move forward with Live Your Story.

I think it’s time I did all of these. There’s so much I want to learn. I’m in this for the long run.

Ok time to paint…

Who Am I?

I keep fighting voices in my head that tell me I’m not enough. …Every single lie tells me I will never measure up…I love this song.

This happens often and too much really. I guess it comes with the creative process. It comes with play.

It’s with my sketches. My books. With the children. With my family. With my spirit.

Who am I? If I had one chance to show the world my stance, what do I say? I have lots of chances and I believe in all of my ideas!

new art

Sometimes fear shows up. It could be a doubt, mistake or a lazy moment that makes you think if only I had more time.

Show up fear that’s ok. I got this! I realize that I have nature’s favor. I walk with the breeze in my hair. I walk with the sun against my cheek.

This week I want to enjoy every moment. Focus on my art. Buy ten ISBN’s and publish Wise Trees in paperback. It’s ready. I’m ready.

My days, creative process in all, is a roller coaster ride. There’s fear. There’s thrills. There’s fun. There’s fear. You leap in and out of your seat having the time of your life.

I think I found inspiration for today’s painting and perhaps the overall feel of my website.

flower stickers coming soon…

I gotta be me…

Hand lettering…

my whole book? Well I should think so.

This copic marker has worked out great. I really need some new colors. Pink and blue…lots of blues.

The best hand lettering happens when you just practice and let your style blossom.

I believe in this book and the message. And with that. it’s time to start my weekend!

It didn’t work

Sometimes it happens and that’s ok. In all fairness I tried to paint jewels and gems like Ana Victoria Calderon. She’s awesome and so much so that I wouldn’t be able to tell hers from a real diamond.

Oh but I did some research and found some colorful fun gems.

…and here we are

These are right on with the theme of the book. I’m glad.

Good Habits

What what thinks…what one paints…what one eats…it all makes a world of difference.

The birds and their song tell me I have his favor. I am talent, love and beauty.

Tomorrow’s a new week. I better rest up! Let’s get them!

It’s important

Curiosity is a mind changer. Curiosity allows you to dream,imagine and most importantly wander. It’s the greatest gift that led us to fly in a plane or on Space Mountain.

I saw a strange movie last night. It was about a woman who’s brain lived but her body died. Through a brain transplant she lived on in someone’s body. What about the heart? Isn’t the heart where love and curiosity live? The brain is the door or gate that opens and releases…

I get these creative spurs. My heart’s like YES. My mind’s like I don’t know. One can’t exist without the other.

I could sketch these ideas for today’s sketches on love…