painting trees with acrylic

This is the last and final tree for the book. It’s a weird tree but it’s beautiful. My ending thoughts for the book are that we should allow trees to grow however they choose. We should protect our trees, give them water and allow them to grow. Should we not do the same with eachContinue reading “painting trees with acrylic”

Book Process (Part 2)

Oh my gosh working on the final stages of my books drove me crazy. There was this battle inside of me.  I keep editing because well, I don’t want to publish a book with a misspelled word. On the other hand,  I stall when I’m on to SOMETHING. I do this all the time. OnlyContinue reading “Book Process (Part 2)”

make that two e-books

what could be better than publishing two books in a matter of  weeks. I have been working on these books for a long time but these past few weeks I’ve been working like crazy to finish these books.  I published them days ago. People love the book cover and the idea.  It made me smile…madeContinue reading “make that two e-books”

Just get it done.

I had a busy week. Got up at 5:30-6:00 am every single day with a plan. I painted, edited, scanned and set up the layout for Ellie. I never realized how much work goes into scanning all the artwork and preparing the files. I went back and forth publishing and updating Wise Trees. I sharedContinue reading “Just get it done.”

E-book is here!

My book is here. Did I just upload the file and hit submit? Yup. Now I wait, until I receive confirmation that everything is ready for printing and press.  Thank you amazon. Thank you wonderful person. Funny how the tables turned. Yesterday I felt this nudge in my heart. It yelled, I knew you couldn’tContinue reading “E-book is here!”

practice

    I’ve grown since I painted the first wise tree. For every wash and texture that went wrong, I learned–learned how to find my place, to practice and FLOW. Yeah I’ll write books for while.  I rewrote the Ana and George. Ana isn’t a bee anymore. Not sure what animal she’ll be. I cameContinue reading “practice”

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. Continue reading “Spiral Tree”

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.Continue reading “Painting a tree with a sponge brush”