Show your work

  I am procrastinating the final stages of my wise trees book. It’s true I have. I admit it to you world. The bigger question is WHY? I’m afraid of what” they’ll” think. Wise Trees came to me as I was strolling through the park, just me and Roxy.  Since then I have painted many […]

The final tree and no second guessing

I thought to replace this tree But why not keep it.  Let’s see–let me work on the writing for this. Then theer’s this tree. Not enough WOW.       I had been out and about when there it was, the biggest tree and beautiful too. I thought,”That’s it! That has to be the final […]

Wise Trees Indeed

So I didn’t make my Read Across America deadline BUT I was sick and still am. I am slowly recovering and something AMAZING happened. After a long LONG  week I got out my paint brushes and painted. With each stroke I felt this charge and painted an awesome tree. Tree Notes: observe a tree wait […]

Spiral Tree

  I went from this sketch   ( p.s when you’re tired of blowing your nose and your stomach hurts from coughing you don’t care about taking a perfect picture…but should I ever?)       to this painting. My goal was to create this place of mystery, growth, peace, wonder, and magic…EVERYTHING that love is.  […]

Painting with melted crayon

The best part of painting with melted crayons is you have to work super fast! There’s no time to think. You have to paint and PAINT before the crayons dry up. I planned everything out before I melted the crayons.  There’d be two projects. I’d paint a tree and a quote. I love this idea […]

Painting a tree with a sponge brush

I am so glad I MADE this awesome brush.  I saw this fantastic brush and I wanted to make one a whole lot smaller. I had this old sponge brush and a fabulous idea…LOVE WHEN THAT HAPPENS! I used a little yellow and green acrylic paint. Did I mix in tempera paint? I may have. […]