Paint What You Love

No matter what you do please do it with your heart. Do you hear this self. Listen and listen good! Okay so this means I will paint….

I had fun and yes there’s a few mistakes here but wow I love the heart sprinkles and the cherries! The cherries look so cute. I have a we are one quote that is calling my name.

The sundae needs work. I really love this idea and kept trying to get it right

Finally I just drew my way. The color is a little off but this is my journal. I don’t like when I PAINT such pretty color but you’d never know it with lousy pictures.




-Nothing is impossible. NOTHING!


I’m a Master

in the making. I dream of flying here and there (Mexico an New York) to give my speech on how my art came to life. Yes I draw every single day and get paid lots of money to do it!  Yeah not exactly here… yet.  BUT I will be! I could care less about the money. Okay I care some. The point I’m making is I will draw and paint for as long as I can physically do it.

I’m taking baby steps and teaching online. There are two great ways to BE who you want to be. Just be. Teach an online class and work on the kind of projects you want. Be your own client they say. So okay I’m saying OKAY!

All of these classes are 1o minutes or less.


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I need to take this class again. It’ s that good!


Checkout this class! Tons of awesome help!


-Nothing is impossible!


Be a Fan of Your Own Work

This goes both ways. Yes I know that I’m on my mini vacation right now. BUT I thought I’ d set up four journal entries of some awesome lessons that I know I’ll be thinking about.  I HAD to add them to my journal. So goodbye journal! I will see you Easter Sunday! Yippee I love Easter! I love all holidays!

I went from this


to this


to this

and this

ugliness happened…well I’m proud of this piece because it was great practice. Now I know not to use color like this. I mixed it too much brown and didn’t like the shade of orange here but the orange in blue is heaven.


All of my practice led me to this!

I am proud of my work. STOP comparing my work to others. THIS BUGS ME. My work is not suppose to look like anyone’s work. IT’S ME! Yes I have to figure out how to use a camera. LOL  I have lots more ideas. Practice and more practice!

-nothing is impossible


Love Poem Update

A quick update for my love poem. I finally think I’ve got it. Have this idea for a beautiful rainbow.  So I had to paint it. I mixed up these colors. Then I wrote my poem with a brown twistable crayon. The layout didn’t work out so well BUT I kept telling myself just paint and practice  and see what happens.  What fabulous advice! Besides I’m so loving the wax crayon with watercolor. My picture taking is well yeah not so good.. The color looks black instead of an awesome brown but who cares. I made some awesome art that I know the world is waiting for. Gosh I hope so. YES!


I just fell in love with applying color. I LOVE painting and knowing that an idea is coming to life. The words live your love story look good. Just drew them but they make great balloons.The whole pink and orange color scheme, well I’m LOVING it.



This whole wonderful  experience had me thinking about my recent plans to just paint and let everything else go. I want to share my work with the world. Famous Justin Bieber words never say never keep ringing in my head. OKAY it’s not just him. It’s the podcast I just listened to. It’s the words the priest said in church. It’s the children who grace my life. It’s the special girl who reminds me that you should NEVER ever give up especially in dark times.

Art is a huge pick me up when I feel doubt creeping back in and want to fall. A warm feeling wraps around my heart , SAYING I GOT YOU. YOU GOT THIS. JUST hold on and together we’ll see it through. You can’t give in.

So yippee, I can’t wait to keep working on my book and painting all of these ideas. I have my daily progress on instagram at myrasletters. I  have this awesome blog but I want to make some changes. Oh brother they are coming soon! So here’s the big news. I won’t be posting anything for the next 40 days. I need time to think and work on me. You bet I will be working on all of my projects and I will be back Easter Sunday! Say!  Maybe this is the perfect time to launch my love poem on etsy.  Who knows where else.  I love each and everyone of you and appreciate you!  I’m jumping up and down. Come on jump with me! Till then feel free to like this post if you’re feeling this poem!



-nothing is impossible. Close you eyes and visualize






Get Lost In Your Art

I was lazy this week in writing this post. Sure I’ve been working on art BUT for a while I took time to think about where I was going and where I want to be. I have taken over 1oo classes on how to letter and watercolor. I think it’s time to really roll up my sleeves and take off the training wheels. I want to trust in me and have fun. I’m going to stop taking these classes and feeling sad that my work doesn’t look like the ones who are the most popular or win the prize.Ok so I don’t always feel this way but want to eliminate all negativeness and just play.  I mean who cares. All I want to do is do what I do when I take different tools, or toys as I love to call them, and just paint.  I like just mixing color and who knows what color I will create.  I like feeling like a kid and feeling so free to fathom and flow to my heart’s desire. Honestly this is when my best work happens.


These 5 minute draws are awesome.   Gosh I drew this awhile ago and reading it now and visualizing the town all painted in glittery red is so awesome. Oohh maybe this would be great with the new glitter gouache I found out about today. Yes it does exist! I was thinking of how I can create an inspiring piece to get out there and do something amazing that benefits us all. Yeah I wanted this to be in the Amelia Bedelia kind of way.



I love just painting over an already used piece of paper  just to save paper. Then I love this writing over writing technique. Who knows when I will use this again, but I will because I love it!


I love the book I’m writing and the love poem is turning out awesome. Two thoughts for you: rainbow and watercolor wash. I’m so excited. I can’t wait to add this process to my blog. Oh and I think I found you and I’m never letting go!

I love all the new changes I have planned for this blog and for the projects I’m working on!

-nothing I mean NOTHING is impossible!


HaPPy Valentine’s Day!

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. 0131171154

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


Tired Or Not…

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.





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