Watercolor Wonderland

…and so the animal exploration continues. I’ve been writing, watching videos and focusing on my thoughts. I feel like my prepration is similar to an actor preparing for the role. I don’t know. I keep going back and forth but in the end I feel I’m on the right track. I trust I am. IContinue reading “Watercolor Wonderland”

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”

Draw like…ME

  All of my books are projects with a learning theme. The first book was about overcoming resitence. The second book was about drawing… getting comfortable with my drawing. The hardest part of being an artists is letting go of all the pre-concieved notions…that you can’t…what will they think. Or the infamous but it doesn’tContinue reading “Draw like…ME”

I’m an artist!

I’m so grateful to be teaching children the beauty of art. Art makes me feel like the world is mine and there are no impossibilities. I’ve been decorating a classroom. It’s been taking over my days. But I can’t rememebr a time when I smiled so much! I had to remind myself of home andContinue reading “I’m an artist!”

try new things

Idea 1 : Paint some cool clouds with this cotton pom-pom. Not bad. Idea 2: Use a little India ink to paint a heart. That was fun. Maybe I should rethink the color here? Who you are is a wonder to behold. Which one has that vibe. I’m going to say the 1st is easierContinue reading “try new things”

Wisdom Tree

There was an Oprah speech a Sean Wess podcast I haven’t lsitened to in a long time, Laren Daigle’s You say and a movie. BUT as I hand lettered my words all I could think about was Muhammad Ali’s rhyming. I ‘ll give it a try. The only world I want to listen to makesContinue reading “Wisdom Tree”

Projects Are King

Creating projects means you are showing up. You show up and that helps you persevere. When my work sucked, I showed up. When I had the wrong idea, I showed up. When my work sucked, I showed up. There’s been many times where I reference Adobe Kuler, or How magazine to get ideas for colorContinue reading “Projects Are King”

paint brush? Johnny tree…

(just going to be reviewing some of my favorite trees for the wise trees book while I make exciting changes?) with tempera paint and a little watercolor. I’m so proud of this tree and all that it stands for. I mean Johnny Appleseed is this guy who had an awesome dream and with just oneContinue reading “paint brush? Johnny tree…”