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 […]

Can’t draw right?

I can’t seem to draw Ellie right. I  keep trying and erasing. I guess tonight’s not a good day to draw.   I can’t seem to concentrate. My drawing feels to forced. I keep erasing  and erasing and ERASING…stuck in the same place. Do I draw my characters as I have? For some reason I’m  drawn […]

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 […]

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 purple […]

stamping a tree with tempera paint

    Did Johnny Appleseed really wear a pan for a hat? What was it like to wander here and there for days, months and years all to plant seeds. He never gave up. I  doubt it was an easy breezy carefree journey. Why then do we give up so easily at the first sign […]

painting a purple tree…

with a cotton swab. Well I tried and it didn’t turn out well. But then it did.  I  mixed-up the right beautiful pink. Or wait I meant purple. These are purple shades but they do have some pinkness to them. I love that. I’m not one for purple purple but these are awesome. palette looks […]

Painting a tree with a sponge

I had to repaint some trees. It’s awesome how you can create something beautiful out of literally anything. I write about this little lesson in my book. Of course the tree for that lesson is the tire tree. I’ll be repainting that tree next week.  I made this tree without a care in the world, […]

steal like an artist

Yes Austin Kleon’s book is filled with wonderful ideas. I have stolen like an artist. I walked in to this project with an idea. I took my love of nature and connected that with my imagination. Along the way I stole lots of awesome ideas and put them in my creative box. I stole this […]

projects help you learn

There is so much I’ve learned since I had this crazy idea to write my very own picture book. Seems like such a looong time since then.  I’ve been thinking about this a lot.   I learned to paint my trees with fun objects with Jay Lee. I learned to add texture with my trees […]