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A work in progress….

If at first you don’t succeed keep on trying and try again. One of two things will happen:You will eventually succeed or your crazy journey will be the very thing to help you discover what you really should be doing.

These are a couple of ideas I am playing around with.

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Something I forget…

I love this quote and it reminds me that every success story begins with a caterpillar and ends in a beautiful butterfly. I think people look at caterpillars and see a worm…just a worm. They don’t see the beautiful butterfly within until it becomes one. Butterflies and caterpillars are very much the same thing. Aren’t they? When you are a caterpillar and trying to make your way in this world people might judge you, be haters even, and think your idea is just lousy until you prove it works.  Yeah caterpillars and butterflies are the same thing. 0523151247

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Art Challenge Journal…

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A few pieces I did for fun and as a gift. I Iove handlettering and oh I went to Disneyland this weekend and I took pictures of some amazing handlettering. I will post these this week.




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Lemonade Talk

Movie Heroes and Success…

Name your favorite movie hero. Lately I have been obsessed with the Rocky movies. I do this every now and then and this time around I realized this:

(For me these days it is Rocky but feel free to fill in the black with your super hero)

-Rocky had heart

-he trained

-he was focused

-yes he enjoyed the money but he fought because he was good at it

-it isn’t that he never felt fear but that his determination, will and skill was greater

-he was focused and didn’t think about anything else but winning

-he had a mentor

-he was thankful, giving and humble

-he was selfless

-he was surrounded by genuine love

Come to think of it isn’t this what every truly successful story has?

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Mother’s Day Waterolor Cards

0505151057I just used watercolor pencils, paintbrush and cardstock. If you are a teacher and lookng for a cute Mother’s Day idea this is it.

Update on my 30 day art challenge. I apologize for the terrible photos. I have just about had it with mu beat up old phone. LOL0507150734

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Farewell Doubt Hello Endless Love….

I am more of a watercolor gal but I did have some other paint around and hey I put it to use.  I am currently working on a challenge where I just draw to my heart’s conent. I get an idea and let it go where it must. I am doing this and try to embed the emotions or experiences I had that day. Today I feel like saying hello handlettering world…I am hear to stay. I hope you welcome me. I had a great time doing this. Right now I need to stay way from the eraser and that voice in my head that says you messed up this letter or whatever…I just want to let the creativity flow. I feel like I have so much to say and this is my way to do it.

First time doing this dimensional stuff.

some of my other journal paintings.

0505151339a 0505151339b 0505151339I hope to be selling art in my etsy shop soon and staring a class. Please subscribe if you want to know more. As always that like button is a vote of confidence so I appreciate every single like!