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Little Lemonade Studio…

just some of the projects and practice I have been working on.

Here’s my story board. My story is about a tiny bee who thinks he’s too small to care for the queen be and her 2000 eggs. He flies away to an apple tree to think for himself and discovers just how special he and everyone are. My story is for kids and its a lesson about believing in yourself, following your heart and that everyone has a purpose and is big. Have any tips on how to get it published and all that? Thanks.


Painting and looking at color mixing and colors and lettering. I plan to hand draw and paint all of my art. 0219151710There’s more to come. As always thanks and please feel free to hit that like button. I need feedback too.

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Lemonade Stand Talk…

Isn’t this a darling idea! I just found this picture online and its perfect for this week’s lemonade talk….

so I was talking to someone about how I love watching Dancing With the Stars because I love to dance and love music.  This person said the words that have been on my mind ever since,”If dancing and music are what you love then how come you are not living those dreams?”  I tried to think of what to say and thought well I love dancing but its just a hobby and then it hit me. This someone had a fabulous point. How many times have I heard success stories where it all began with a love for something. So then I have been thinking about what I love and really trying to answer this question. Am I living my dream…sadly not quite yet. I am working at it and I am traveling down that road. Should I become a choreographer or a dancer?

Here’s what I am going to do. I am writing a list of all the loves of my life: music,dancing, reading, writing, walking my dog, teaching a child to read, painting, food, cupcakes, animals, nature and learning, romance probably more that I can’t think of right now…oh reading the bible.  Looking at this list what am I really good at. Where I really feel I could make a difference and what I don’t seems to keep emerging is this idea to write a book-a children’s book.  Yes more of those picture on my art coming later on this week.

What do you think? I would love to know what you guys think about love and passion and deciding what to do with your life so to speak.

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Do what you Love


I know its not Valentine’s Day anymore but isn’t Valentine’s a reminder that we should act of love every day of or lives. This is the kind of love that truly matters. I love making pizza and thought I would shape it in a heart. I have been doing a lot of hand lettering, writing and painting and just sharpening the saw as Stephen Covey says. Have a great week everyone.

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Hand lettering….

0221151250I have been going back to the basics. I suppose its my philosophy these days. Graph paper  and the kind we used in preschool work great. I am simply drawing frames to really master these letter frames. I want to use block letters in my art. I am also working on the Lavanderia font. These are the basic fonts that I reference to design my own hand lettering and my art and my hand lettered children’s book. What a great idea!

Next week I will post a preview of my book and some of the art I have been painting and the color mixing I have been doing.  Please feel free to comment or press that like button. Every like is a confidence booster. If you have any tips then please feel free to share.

Have a great weekend!

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Always wanted to draw with lipstick….


I was looking at my etsy shop and feeling down about all the skill I need to be learning to really become successful at my new shop idea. I have been trying for some time to produce the necessary changes to make it work. Do I believe in my idea? Yes and I love it. The problem is…well there are tons of them and didn’t realize what needed to be fixed until last night when I listened to a motivating podcast on how to stay motivated. I love Sean and Ben and for the record am by no means advertising for them or anything. I am simply giving credit where it is due.

So I realized that I need to be working on what is right. I wanted so desperately to put up some items in my shop but they were not ready and I am not ready. I just don’t want to fall in the trap of  I am not ready and never do it. I have to put something out there and enough with the I am not ready. So I have decided to be ready with what works for right now.  To take baby steps that lead me toward the big dream….I am writing a detailed list today with verbs…this is what I learned from the podcast. Usually I set goals and get overwhelmed and lose motivation. I realized that hey it is because I wasn’t breaking things down and taking small steps toward the big goal. Sounds so simple right. So I am officially taking a sabbatical leave from my etsy shop. I am working on my watercoloring, drawing, and hand lettering, and creative writing.  I will be working on images, poems and practicing my hand lettering with some of the quotes and poems.  This way I am putting my ideas out there and practicing.I would really appreciate a vote of confidence from you guys. Even if it means you simple click the like button.

So what does the drawing in lipstick have to do with this blog post. I am taking a leave and it doesn’t mean that my dreams have stopped or that I have given up, it means I am giving my self the time to learn new skills and have new equipment…yes I will be upgrading to a new phone and a better camera. I need to maybe learn how to work that photoshop. I have have seen some new brush effects for my pages and there is so much more. This summer I will be enrolling in a master hand lettering course and am so excited about…..perfect timing to launch a new business. What are you working on? Comment below and lets inspire each other!

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Valentine’s Day….

So yes Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because it is all about love of course. I am passionate about life and people. I love a great song…Ed Sheeran or Sam Smith anyday. I love to walk my dog. I love my family. I love to paint. I love art. I love crafts. I made these for my family. The love letter was a class project. I know Valentine’s Day has this rap for being commercialized and yes it can be….I saw this Verizon ad about gift ideas.  Happy Valentine’s Day! Remember that a true act of love is priceless.



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Wish you could smell these…..

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I baked some cookies for my family and for school on Friday! Oh the best part was smelling the goodness coming out of the oven…so good! If you want to make these then look up the spritz cookie recipe from Wilton and go to a craft store and buy a cookie press.

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What would you do with blocks ?

It was fun to see the kids building different items with these kinds of blocks. One created a motorcycle for Batman, another created a house, another a Lakers Team( he made a pattern of yellow and purple), another did the same but for Valentine’s Day and so many other possibilities. I sat back and enjoyed the scene, and the children with such smiles tell me what they made.   This made me smile and it was amazing…its creativity at work.

Oh on another note I am working on a story that I want to be published one day and I shared it with the kids. I’ll post more on this next week. Have a great weekend!