Posted in being a sensitive artist, doodles drawings, self esteem

If you are sensitive & creative, you will like my other blog…

whatblocksI write about being sensitive and creative and share my journey over on my new book’s website: Check out my posts over on my Idea Emporium book website. I just wrote about blocks to being creative. Go here.

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Posted in animation, doodles drawings, whimsical illustration

Creating Friday: Animating

No, this post isn’t about being sensitive or psychic stuff, it’s about my other self that is developing and has always been there. I let that part be shoo’ed away. So, today I share a little of what I’ve been creating. I am learning animation and a bitch of a program called Aftereffects. It’s created by a homicidal maniac who probably pulls pigtails on little girls, but is probably also a bloody genius. But I am finding once you start to learn the program, it actually does some seriously cool things. Plus, I feel great pride for tackling such craziness that I wanted to learn, but stumbled and avoided for over a year.

Here’s a drawing I am making for the next animation. It’s a a little story adventure.

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Here’s my first animation experiment.

My tutor friend helped me with the ending credits for my videos. What do you think?

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I love Instagram. It’s such a fun place to share and there’s so much illustration eye candy over there. Are you on Instagram? Let’s follow each other. I am here.

Posted in doodles drawings, online courses, spiritual lessons

Little “Happy”s

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My word for the year, which I had mentioned in a previous post, is “happy.” And happiness is attained by collecting the little “happy”s, sometimes, in a box.

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We knew how to collect little “happy”s when we were little children.

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We collected what made us happy and smile, like that crayon of many colors, or Sock Monkey stickers. We keep this part of ourselves alive.

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I found these vintage buttons awhile back and they made my heart sing. Maybe they remind me of the Forest.

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The sun though stain glass, that makes me happy.

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Whoever invented fancy tapes needs to win a medal.

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Scouting through my desk drawers, I found this tiny stapler and a teeny, tiny box that holds staples. Soooo cute.

What goes in your Happy Box? Can you start one?

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Excerpt from Wild Worlds Within class. New session in February; registration open. 

Posted in creative curriculum, creative inspiration, doodles drawings, Saturday Sketchbook, whimsical illustration

In the Sandbox

Belonging to yourself…

I used to have a post that was Sketchbook Saturday, because I draw like crazy on Saturdays. That’s probably why I love Saturdays so much. I’ve been feeling lately like my blog has lost its way a bit and has had less of me in it. And it dawned on my when I woke up this morning, “Hello! It’s YOUR blog!” So I am reclaiming it. And I want to play. And share. And invite you into my giant sandbox. Most of my stuff in my sketchbook has a purpose because I collect little pieces here and there for fun ways to teach. They make their way into books or classes, most the time. And hopefully, I will inspire you to make your own drawings.

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the plight of the sensitive tummy

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magical forest: what kind of seeds would each tree make?

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fairy cupcakes made from magic

Posted in doodles drawings, fairy deck, healing art, Saturday Sketchbook

Sketchbook Saturday on a Monday

sketchbook saturdayI know. I used to have Sketchbook Saturday, but I switched the dates. A gal can change her mind. I’ve been drawing on Saturday, but posting on Monday now. Here’s what I’ve been working on.

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weekend frame of mind

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for the Healing Fairy Alphabet deck. Can you guess which letter?

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playing with new color pencil set from Target