Let The Kid Work

Here’s round 2 of my sporadic lettering ideas. Is this hand lettering in the typical sense. I hope not. I’ve been creating to see where the idea takes me. Sometimes you see artists-kids- sharing their work with excitement because of the idea. There’s no perfection. I observe this with artists from time to time. I know there’s lots of practice to get to the free to fail creative state. Skill is important but what everything really comes down to is mindselt.

Think of some quotes. Halloween ones. Write. Create. No Helvetica unless there’s good reason too. I am going to paint some fun halloween crafts. Purple spider. Or Green.

Politics is a g

Politics isn’t my topic. Sometimes that is a great motivator. Yesterday an artist posted #riseupshowupunite I woke up to kites and watercolor. That didn’t happen. Oragami paper worked great.

I’ve got the election on my mind. We all do. The last one broke my heart. I know that there’s some pessimism in this but the idea is that there are challenges in our lives. We come acroos defeat. That doesn’t mean we’ve lost. It means we have yet to win. We can’t lose hope.

Yor turn. Use construction paper. Color over copy paper. That’s a good idea. Paint. Create.

Eric Carle best days ever!

I am writing a list of wants. I have a page. I will never forget my RSP class. EVER! We created and it was amazing. I know they are not going to read this. I still have to share my memories. It is always good to release good vibes of gratitude. Maybe others are looking for a fun creative project too. One of my wants is to do this again. I will.

Drawing Flowers Take 2

Since I like the apple activity so much I decided to have another take at these flowers. It it so free to use 2 cent copy papar rather than expensive sheets. All in good practice. Great practice.

My tools of choice: a pick, the tip and flat part of a sponge brush. Oh and the handle my watercolor brush.

What I love about experimentation is you can’t control the outcome. What will happen will happen. I wanted to have straight lines in the yellow flowers. Sometimes you do get surprices.

My favorite. It’s a flower. There’s color. Shapes. The playful way you read it. Everything about this is excatly what I needed to express.

In the middle of washing the brush, I had this idea! I need a close-up.

I am in California and yes I needed a reminder to stop complaining and be grateful for what I do have. I really need this flower! Lettering went from ok I have some ideas to I beleive it works. More on that tomorrow, I just had to share.

You can make flowers out of anything, cruncheed up paper or straws…I will have to build the collection. Wait a minute, this is my book idea.

Just Keep Swimming

It is easy and fun to paint paper. Cutting and pasting is easy too.

No matter what you’ve got to keep swimming, yes even when you are tired and lost.

Collage Lettering + Scrapbook Paper

I choose my scrapbook paper like I do my paint. I walk the displays and pay attention to what catches my eye, no particular project in mind. If I happen to be out of a certain color I’ll pick it up. This next book is going to be called You Are Loved. Earth loves You is no longer good for the theme of the book. Wait this reminds me of a brilliant idea to end the book. I’ll do it!!

The lemon pattern gave me this whole when life gives you lemons vibe.

Today’s creative idea.

Use leftover texture painted paper, scrapbook paper, white ink pen, and paint over an art print that didn’t work out. The idea here is that lemons on their own are sour but when you combine then with good then that’s magic.

We can should learn and be empowered by our mistakes and trials. As we develop that into a positive then we open doors. Focus on the sour bitterness of the lemon and you won’t get far. Focus on the infinite possibilites like chicken, bars, candy, cake, fruit, tea, drink, ice cream, pasta and so much more.

I really like the colors and the idea. Every day I’ll be working on an idea like this. This is a celebration of spring and a compilitation of prints for my next book. Speaking of, I got the full color editor edition of my book Live Your Love Story on Saturday. I’m so excited and I’ll share that tomorrow. I did post a preview video @hellomireya.

As always thanks for reading. I hope you have as much fun as I did creating and writing this book. I would love to know what you are working on? If you tried any of my ideas? Email at senditomireya@yahoo.com

AND I should change this up and choose paper that I wouldn’t choose, colors that I typically don’t work with to see what I come up with.

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Ending with a Poem

The last page of my book:

Be like the rooster. Make noise because you have to.

Be the Monarch who leads her tribe.

Be the Ostrich who courts his male.

Be the peacock who fears snakes but will fight them if need be.

Be like the butterfly who flutters wherever, but knows when to flock to Michoacan with the rest.

I’vr had so much fun working on this book but I feel it’s time to work on the next. I enjoy creating textures. Textures are an element that I must use to express my ideas. The sizing of the animals made collaging a tediousness experience. All the animals had to fit on a 5 by 7 size paper. If I create the animals bigger and scale down I could lose texture.I really need to think about the size of my book.

Textures + Thanks a Bunch

These are just a few of my textures. I’m going to go watch some videos on Eric Carle inspired textures. I believe I will be illustrating the book collage style. I’m not sure how I got started with all of this but I did. I’ve been doing some collage lettering and it has been fun. Which brings me to a huge thanks. I’m thankful for my upcoming assignment. I’m thankful for all of the posts that have inspired ideas and provide me with the creative environment that I need. Especially the kiddos at Lee. Bless them all! I’m thankfoul for my tribe. (You) Thanks for reading and hopefully creating with me. In a few weeks I’ll be emailing a teaser for the book. Are you a subscriber?