Intro card for the Artist’s Tarot.
Happy New Year! My prediction: 2017 will bring out more powerful art than ever.
At the suggestion of a friend, I made a set of cards for the suit of cups in Tarot. Tarot is a card game that is often used for divination. The cups suit pertains to the water realm, ruling the emotions.
My cups suit depicts the emotional journey of creating. Cards one through ten lead us through the creative process and the Royal cards serve as guides. I’ve been using tarot for many years to guide me. Making this set of cards was fun and I hope you enjoy.
Let’s start with one.
One – The singular clarity of a new idea strikes like a bell. This feeling of creative inspiration gives us great joy and exuberance.
2017 is a 1 year, a time to initiate and act. What will you make this year?
Giving thanks with each sip, every day. I’m so grateful for my life and my art and the people in my life who love me and contribute to me. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Lost in the coffee maze! Since I’ve been doing this 365 cup series I’ve consumed a lot of coffee. I’ve also learned a lot about coffee and some days I feel like I’m in the coffee maze. Soon I will be adding other beverages to my daily mix.
Paris, how do I love thee, let me count the ways… There are so many things to love about Paris, but I’ve chosen a few of the civic niceties that make the streets of Paris pleasant for me.
More to come in this vein. Vive Paris!
Daily painting #25 of 100, watercolor and ink on paper, 8″ x 8″. She wants to write what she wants to write. She wants her work to be more meaningful and have a positive impact. And she wants to play the ukulele, so she bought one.
Some bright sunlight today and my Paris art studio. It’s been a lovely Sunday working on paintings and illustrations and gathering ideas on paper. I hope Sunday is bright with your creativity too!
These days I’m practicing drawing people, especially faces. In a class I’m taking at Sketchbook Skool, drawing a face a day was one of the assignments, so I was right on track for getting lots of practice.
Sometimes I get very overwhelmed when I think about how many people there are in the world. Every person holds a million stories. All those stories! All the hopes, dreams, fears and lives that are changing every single minute.
It makes my head spin. And my heart break. I will never know all those stories. I can only know my own and the stories and lives of a few people I know.
This piece is for all the people in the world. May we all have peace, love and a sense of home.
It’s a big day here! My advance reading copy of How to Sell Your Art Online arrived! This book by Cory Huff @theabundantartist shares everything we need to know to make a success of our art online.
I was honored and delighted to be the illustrator for this book. It was a great way to silence my inner critic who doubted my ability to make money from my art. I took it as a sweet nudge from the universe that I was hired to illustrate a book all about how to make money from art.
How to Sell Your Art Online comes out on June 28th from Harper Design.
I always post pictures of my art studio but I thought since it’s Monday and I am working in the home office, I thought it might be fun to share a peek into where I make a living. Working on my newsletter, enrolling students into my online writing class, Free-Write Fling and prepping my upcoming Paris art trip. I love variety! What are you working in this fine Monday?