mixed media painting

Get rid of art that…

isn’t you. Weekends are a good time for fun. I have been working on my book and literally going through the tiniest of details. I been doing it so much that the project stopped feeling like a project. I thought it was best to take a break and do a fun project that’s on my redo list.


Here it is old.

Watercolor Art

Here it is new.


I love the color and love the letters. Once I had time to relax I went for my book. I have been drawing and drawing. That got me thinking about my voice and what I really want to say with this book. What is the purpose of this book anyway?  Then I researched childhood characters like Peter Rabbit and Care Bears for inspiration. I could borrow a nose here, and the eyes from there. I wanted to get a sense of drawing and learn about my favorite characters.

That led to this idea of using a limited color palatte and using only those colors to mix the colors for the entire book. Maybe I’m thinking to much.

Here it is. I’m thinking of peach, yellow, light blue and using these colors to mix the right brown for trees and Ana Bee:


I listed to this great podcast. The interviewer was praising the artist. He said, “Everyone knows your work.  It’s identifiable without a name. That’s every artist’s dream.”  Yes it’s true. I long to grow into my style and process. I want people to see it someplace in the world and know that it’s Myra’s work.

I felt the urge to go through one of my very first sketch books.  I saw some clever ideas and I saw work I must have drawn thinking of so and so’s work. I didn’t like that.  I did love the ideas that I could look at and know exactly why I created with the emotions behind it.

I know that I needed to go through my sketch book to be reminded of the most important art lesson of all. Be me and be my best.  I do love the idea of visiting old characters but I am most interested in the designs I drew. The ones I drew for some reason….

I have so many edits to go through and still working on my blog. What did I get myself into?  I think I’ll…

Think of all the impossibilities that are possible.



Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible.Think