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 each […]

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. Only […]

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…made […]

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 shared […]

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’t […]

Painting this and that

I read my book today. Oh I read a post about an illustrator who said she loves writing stories. That’s me. I’ve always had such an imagination. How else can I explain looking at a palm tree and thinking hair breezing in the sun without a care. Yes there’s a palm tree in my book. […]

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 came […]

hand writing words

I spent a great deal of time working on the small details for the book.   One of them is hand writing and lettering the words for my picture book. I have seen so many others do the same and I thought YEAH why not. I love Austin Kleon’s books and James Victore too. They remind […]