artist tape lettering with watercolor

My best work happens when I create from an audience of one, me. Hello I love U is a tribute to all the ideas that we fall in love with instantly. Not that we should embrace everyone but good ideas come to us. The older we get the more we come up with excuses. HelloContinue reading “artist tape lettering with watercolor”

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”

wisdom and painting a pink tree

  You walk as you always do and then all of a sudden there it is–a PINK TREE.  Ideas and creativity are like this. I’ve been reading a few books on creativity and listening to artists talk about their experiences. It’s the pink tree in a park full of green trees that becomes the purpleContinue reading “wisdom and painting a pink tree”