Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Let them know what treasures they are, but first you have to know that you are a treasure. YOU are VALUABLE and PRECIOUS. You are not all the rejection that you have faced. Rejection is often indication that we have out grown a people, relationship, job, or career or mindset. So let it serve you. Reach as high and as far as you need to get your crown and then when gotten, cock that bad boy to the side with a regal smile for you are a treasure for some are silver, but perhaps you..... are.... GOLD.
Monday, August 3, 2020
Hey Everyone! Hope that you had an awesome weekend! There is so much going on in my studio here in Charlotte, NC! I am working on new books and characters for even more books and teaching online at Storytelleracademy as well as Arree.com Creative Camp online! Not to even talk about the beautiful Gullah Geechee Nesting Doll! It's a lot, but I wanted to do a post just to let you see what is going on inside my sketchbook. I keep loads of them now. Didn't like to sketch in my sketch book, but I am even learning how important it is to keep them. I need a place that I can just act out and I do that in and through my sketchbooks! Just putting down ideas and thoughts somewhere where I can go back and collect them and work them out even farther is so fabulous!!
So I want to encourage you as illustrators, or artist, crafters, kids and parents to try to keep a regular sketchbook handy to write down your amazing thoughts, idea's characters and stories! You'll be so happy that you did!
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Hello Good Peoples, Just coming around to share that I will be live with the fabulous Lilla Rogers of www.Makeartthatsells.com Looking forward to this wonderful time with Lilla! She is one amazing agent and artist. You will not be disappointed I am sure. So come check us out on Monday July 20th @ 12:00pm EST Hope to see you there! https://makeartthatsells.com
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Hey there Stressed out Adult person! This message is for you.
Are you stressed out , tired and frustrated!?!? Well, I ain't saying this
is gonna heal you, but it might. Check out The Whimsical Sketchbook
over at Sketchbookskool.com It will lift your spirits and make you
smile and laugh. Just what you need to relieve some of the stress you
might be feeling. Please check it out!
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020
The Wonderful Dennis Matthew brings us together to talk about Race and Role
of Culturally Diverse Children's Books. Please check it out.
We need more open talks like this.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
Monday, April 27, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Hello Good Peoples
Hope that all of you are safe and doing well.
Welp, We are mostly home with our kids and the kids
are bored and need something to do and you as well.
Okay so here is a little collage project that I wanted to
share with you all. All you need is...
White paper, colored or printed craft paper, gift wrap or what
have you, crayons, markers, colored pencils or temper paint
will do, scissors and glue. That's it!
Watch the video and you will see what to do.
Have fun and please come and tell me all about it or
show me what you all have created! Until then,
be safe and creative!
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020
It's important that even in this crazy rough time that we find something positive to put out there! I mean we are hearing all the negative stuff, but we can find positive things to say a well. Okay here is a craft that you guys can play with. Don't have the time right now to show you how to do it, but I will be coming back with a how to do video. See you soon!