It’s been a while, but I still feel the same. OKAY I’m an Ed Sheeran fan… but these words express how I feel. Art makes me happy. I love so much! I love nature and painting and just the feeling that I’m a superhero in my own way…that I can somehow save the day. Okay not a superhero really but I guess in a small big way. Yes. I mean you can save someone with a smile or a good meal. I love to help people. Really I do. My dream is to build an audience for my words and my paintings.
Some cards I made.
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays to have fun and let people know I care. Oh and holidays make for awesome lettering and art practice! Wait a minute… do we really need a day to spend tons of money to say this or do something nice. Noooo!
Loving the texture and the crayons! Love the color I mixed up.
Loved this 10 minute morning draw… weird but I love it!
I had an idea and 20 minutes of lunch left …loved that! I love the color here and this quote is awesome! The everyone fits is awesome! Love these letters and the color.
Messed up on the this but love how the flaws give it character. Yeah just be!
Yes I’m thinking of the love poem too. I love the fact that I love all this art and I don’t care who does. Secretly I do hope everyone feels what I feel when I paint these!
-nothing is imposible
Lately I haven’t had a good night’s rest. Just getting over a terrible cold or flu-not sure what it was but it’s almost gone. YAY! This week seems like a great week for a sabbatical. This whole love poem has me crazy with ideas. Should I do this or do that. All I know is I just want to paint and draw and see where that takes me. It’s like working all day in the classroom or at work. Then finally a long awaited awesome recess or vacation. All you want to do is run like the wind and go wild. There’s no what ifs, or maybe ,or but I’m scared, or don’t know. You just ride like the wind! Maybe you fall, but who cares, because you’ll get back up and try again. YEAH that’s how I feel. Didn’t even realize this until one day, last week, when I felt bored bored bored. Do you ever hate routine work?
That led me to this week. What kind of work do I want to create? The kind of work that makes me happy. What makes me happy? Well I can remember a whole lot that made me happy when I was a kid. The world seems to be telling me to let go and embrace that weird or unique “me”. Trust in my ideas and just do it!
Trees make me happy.
Here’s a little project that I worked on.
NEW! AND AWESOME!
Recently. I needed a reminder to just play and do what makes me happy. I think I found it. I am working on some other fun stuff this week. No worries I’m thinking of color and a magical way to artistically present my poem to the world.
-nothing really is impossible NOTHING
Sometimes this is the hardest thing to do. I’m working on the love poem and my deadline is February 14th. That’s two weeks away and I have no idea what to do! I’ve been sick and can’t seem to get better. Frankly I’m sick of cough drops, coughing and Kleenex. and I know I shouldn’t complain. It’s been hard to just play. Maybe it’s because I haven’t really taken the time to play. I’ve been feeling pressure to paint just the right piece. The color has to be right. The letters have to be right. Everything has to be right so that the readers can understand what I’m trying to say. Here’s the twister. The most important part of my art is to to put myself right there on the watercolor paper and canvas. I want readers to take in every detail and say,” Yeah I get what she’s trying to say and I can relate! I want my art to be right there always on my mind, just like the songs I keep singing. So yeah I want to just play. That’s what I’m going to do! I’m delaying the launch of my shop till March 20th which is the first day of spring!
Ahhhhh a breath of fresh air!
What did I work on this week?. I love the color teal. This is a great color that conveys many of the emotions in my poem. I know I want a background maybe I can use that cool wash you create with a plastic ziploc bag. You paint the bag. Then press the wet painted side on the paper and press and let dry. I love this idea for the back background! Tested it! Love the sporadic placement of the paint.
I had this crazy idea to write with acrylic paint. YES write the entire poem in white acrylic paint. The trouble is that acrylic paint is thick and hard to write with. I’ve been practicing! Maybe there is a better way? I did some research and found out there’s this cool masking fluid pen and YES I am having an idea. Maybe I should try some new acrylic paint because the one I have is old and dry? Who knows I’ll keep playing!
I’ve also just started playing and I love hearts and Valentine’s Day! Love blending two colors. Say….may I can use this blending for my poem? Yes I am feeling better already. I don’t ever want to feel like I’m forcing myself to do art. If I’m not motivated then it’s not the kind of art I want to create-EVER.
there are no impossibilities
I’ve been working on this love poem. It’s a cool love poem and not the kind of cheesy love story that you see on screen. It’s the kind of love story that just is. You just love and that’s it. It’s the kind of love that loves… among doubt and distance. No matter how CRAZY OR LAZY you get, you somehow keep on. The kind of love where you’re covered in paint, idea after idea, notebook filled will letter after letter, and people say you’re crazy and you say no I’m not I just…LOVE ART…and yeah too late to change course. It’s an obsession that only those who relate can relate. Yes it’s a hopeless romantic love too! I did sell this poem and what do you know someone, a person, not my mom, bought it! That was awhile ago, years ago, but I’m working on this poem again and will sell it in my etsy shop!
Testing different brushes. Tried using certain color to emphasize the word like yellow for gold
Love the bubble letters and the heart letters too. Maybe it’s a little too cute?
The lettering on the bottom looks much better. Guess I need to practice more. I can’t wait to test the twistable crayons. Crayons may be a good idea to emphasize the idea of like when you learn how to ride you bike for the first time. playing and …you’re not worried about falling because all you want to do is learn how to ride you bike. Right? Love is like this. You just love and do. Oh were is that quote I want to paint it.
I love this poem. I love this poem even more when I think of all the people who will read it and feel the way I do!
there are no impossibilities
I love drawing letters…especially the BIG block kind. Not sure why but I do. BUT sometimes I get bored with the same old practice.
Yes I know I need 10,000 times before I get it right, BUT doing the same old boring letters bugs me sometimes. I mean, I have all these awesome ideas bottled up in my brain. Right now the ideas have a hard time looking good on paper. What to do? YAY I have an idea! Valentine’s Day is coming up. It’s so much fun to make Valentine’s. OOOHHH and the little mailboxes you can decorate and put your Valentine’s in. I saw one at Target the other day. Where’s the fun in that?
I do need practice. I love the color pink and I want to paint. So here’s the fabulous idea. I played around and this is what happened. Looking Good. I am really liking the whole painting letters behind a texture.
After I painted these letters I just had to make cool words for them.
What about lettering for the title of my poem LIVE YOUR Love STORY. Yes I am thinking color scheme and something fun like the Live word for the title. I just started playing around with brushes till I found the one that’s right. I did! I worked on using a crayon to write my words and then going over it with watercolor. Just not sure what I’ll do. I will keep working. Can’t wait to add this to my diary. Note to self. Mix it up. Make it fun.If you’re bored you’re doing it wrong.
-there are no impossibilities
Someone wrote a letter to herself and I thought it was pretty awesome! What a great idea! I’m writing one to myself.
I know that it’s been a while since you had this crazy idea to hand letter and watercolor. Why you decided on this I’m not sure. I just want you to know that I’m your biggest fan. You are a caring person and yes you have made some lousy mistakes but the mistakes and stuff …that’s lousy. That doesn’t make you lousy. Sometimes I know you struggle with questions and being the best you can be. One of these is thinking if your art is good enough and if people will like it. Are you creating art because you want people to like it or do you have a message to share? Listen I know you have a message so don’t be bamboozled. Write your story and paint it too! No one cares that you can hand letter like others-the same words or same message. What is way more interesting is why you are fascinated with trees or crayons. That is what you need to paint more of. I’ve seen your work and it’s awesome. I see you compare and why you do it is beyond me. That makes me so mad! They are them and you are YOU! Once in for all who cares what the haters are going to say or do. You know I’m your biggest fan! The big guy upstairs is your biggest fan too.
These are some of my favorites! They make me smile and play. I love the color and the shapes and I’m wondering what made you paint this way? I think you got to do more of this stuff! Just keep playing! Just keep swimming!
Stop doubting yourself. All the painting and art lessons are paying off . You are getting better. Believe it! This is awesome and fun! What do I see? Yes this is rockin’ but tweak the lettering a bit. I think I’ve been hanging out with you for to long and I’M BECOMING A lettering nerd.
What are you doing with crayola? Work more with these too. Awesome. That’s a neon pink crayon right?
Listen to me because I know what’s good for you and listen to God. Keep doing what you are doing! Paint what you want!
You know this poem your wrote years back.
Well hang it on your wall and hang it proud. You wrote that for who? I think it was them and you. Yeah I love the idea of selling it in your etsy shop. Give it a go and see what happens! Go on girl! YES you have editing to do and some work to get done but I love the poem.Don’t worry I’ll help you and together we’ll get it ready for press. I know what you want. and Gold Bless you in every way! Your dreams will come true. Probably not as you expected but good things are coming your way FOR REALS! Just be patient and stay focused. I LOVE YOU! WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT YOU! YOUR MY BESTEST FRIEND IN THE WHOLE WORLD!
-there are no impossibilities
A new year and a new day to draw, paint and make my dreams come true. I planned to relax and read. Turns out I just had to paint.
I love the color, and the hearts! I painted this a while ago but couldn’t throw it away. It was one of those pieces where you are excited and painting. Then all of a sudden you look at it and feel like you made such a mess. Yet, I knew I loved it, even though I wanted to start over! l LOVE how the hearts flow into one another. Yes I’ve painted this again with one color mixing into another as they flow. Look at the Let’s Play. My FIRST try with letters and looking good! I saw this amazing class with awesome ideas for masking fluid.
Yes I’ve used this stuff before but this time I used it to make awesome letters and layering with color. Looking good! ‘m going to keep working and so excited for the new thinks I’ll think up!. I plan to release a poem I’ve had and will release it Feb 14. on etsy. I am working on another class for skillshare and so much more! About the poem …it’s an awesome poem about loving yourself. It’ s called live your love story! It will be hand lettered in watercolor and brush lettering with oh…I have so much to do.
-there are no impossibilities