According to Fodor’s Parisian’s have a name for someone who wanders around strolling the city streets with no real destination in mind, Le Flâneur. Which layout and title do you like best?
Yesterday I attended Katie Davis' Picture Book Summit and was it amazing! First I want to encourage anyone interested in becoming an author of children's books to check out Katie's amazing podcast Brain Burps about Books and then go directly to iTunes and give her a 5 star review! This woman has done more to teach … Continue reading The 2015 Picture Book Summit
This is the cover to my book Dreams Do Come True... It's one of the first book projects I started. I have been thinking about it a lot lately as I think about creating a new podcast about journaling and art. I love to journal and it seems like everyone I talk to lately is … Continue reading Dreams Do Come True
I just signed up on Instagram because some podcast interview I listened to said its the place for artists. Found this amazing artist: Irina Trzaskos If you have t checked out instagram give it a try. I dont understand it as usual- more confusing hash tag stuff but all I can say is Wow!! What's … Continue reading Instagram where have you been all my life?
Is there anything better then a sharp pencil point for getting details? Have you ever struggled to sharpen your colored pencils? Do you put them in a pencil sharpener only to have the point break over and over until you find yourself holding a nib? Colored pencils usually have softer leads inside of them then … Continue reading My best colored pencil tip ever
1. Podcasts are inspirational. Listening to stories about other people's journeys will give you confidence to complete your own goals. As you hear about their challenges, obstacles and downright failures and how they overcame them you will gain faith in your ability to conquer your own fears, climb your own mountains, and reach for your … Continue reading 5 reasons why you should be listening to podcasts.
For two or more years I have been working on my book the Green Queen. Last year I started a book proposal with help from my mentor. She said go to the bookstores and see where you book would sit on the shelves. What a fun assignment to go around to different bookstores and picture … Continue reading The Green Queen proposal
I was amazed at how much easier this spray bottle has made my water color painting. I used to use a big old spray bottle that was always hard to adjust from stream to spray and just was too big. This little bottle I picked up when traveling once has been AWESOME! I just love … Continue reading The biggest little difference for watercolor painting.
My husband and I saw a silver tip grizzly the other day. I didn't get a picture so the next morning I made this quick sketch in m journal. I think one of my greatest strengths as an artist is being able to capture a moment after it has passed. I have taken my time … Continue reading Silver Tip Grizzly
One of my favorite holidays of the year is coming up. It's the international day of peace on September 21st. Jeremy Gilley worked hard to get this day officially created so we celebrate it the same every year and it includes a universal cease fire clause because of him. To learn about Jeremy's journey you can … Continue reading Paintings From the Peace Garden