mixed media painting, picture book side projects

Painting with melted crayon

The best part of painting with melted crayons is you have to work super fast! There’s no time to think. You have to paint and PAINT before the crayons dry up. I planned everything out before I melted the crayons.  There’d be two projects. I’d paint a tree and a quote. I love this idea of painting with melted crayons and wish I could work fast enough to write a quote- but that didn’t go to well. It sure was fun exploring! The other project…well a tree for the wise trees book!

Choose color

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Melt the crayons and work fast.

The green melted great! The pink well not so great. Guess that means it’s time to toss these crayons. Oh but I DO HAVE AN IDEA FOR THE WHITE CRAYONS AND COME TO THINK OF IT A floral design I want to redo!

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Paint

So glad I used paint brush soap to coat my brushes before I painted with them. I don’t know. I simply painted because I new I had to work fast.  A texture I came across on Instagram entered my mind as I kept painting. Or did I paint and realize I’d seem this before? Hope this is one of those steal like an artist moments.  Yes.  And I love this BOOK too!  This was so awesome! Doesn’t look much like a tree but in my mind it’s a beautiful sideways tree. I did see it once!

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Here it is and I love it! For sure going to include this in my trees book.

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Oh right I will be spending this weekend getting the pictures ready. Can’t wait to add this to my threadless shop but first I will clean it up.

Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible.

 

 

 

mixed media painting

Going to be a famous artist

Yes I long for the days when I can  decide to walk in my garden and then head to  my studio and paint. I could plan to travel to Mexico City for a workshop and stay at my Hacienda because it’s my place. What does it take? I read someplace that you have to walk your talk.

Some of the work that means the world to me.

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Some new stuff

I found a great quote for this happy guy.  Be Strong in Witt.

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Elvis walked around in an expensive jacket and pants. He took his guitar every place he went. YEAH …Elvis spent everyday living his DREAM until it actually came true! I’m going to do that.  I have BUT let’s be honest not exactly.  I’ve just been thinking. I mean I was on instagram posting my work. By my work I mean some good copy from Mary Kate Mcdevitt:

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and thinking how awesome Mary Kate Mcdevitt’s work is. I love her style and YEAH she gives speeches and teaches classes. She has books and OH I love her work. SO there I was posting MY WORK and noticed the same old same old brush lettering video. I see so many of these and then I see work I’ve never seen before..like gold watercolor or melted crayons melted  in an awesome heart shape and I ‘m like HOW DID THEY DO THAT. All I can think about is YES that’s  what I want. I am working on my story because I don’t want to compete. Yes I want to dominate with my story and my art.

Working on new stuff and exploring.  Working on my book.  Got to keep working!

-there are no impossibilities