For you and me

love earth
love earth
They devoured the sea. They consumed the wind. They scorched the land. They said it was for the love of you and me. & not their greed.

Spent the weekend with the family in Washington D.C. It was great to see incredible art again. Feeling very inspired. Also very tired. We did a lot of walking. Running on fumes need to get to sleep.

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Haunt me

love in the woods
love in the woods
In the darkness of our heart love is still there shimmering in the night.

The night sky has two washes of color. I wanted the night sky to have a depressing blue tone to it. The trees have at least three different color washes on them. I would love to experiment more with layering colors. I wanted the trees to have that horror film quality to them.. This is meant to be a place depending in the woods. Love is the illuminating light. We see a passionate red color forming a heart if you look closely at the trees. There are times I feel my heart is here deep in the woods far from everything. If love didn’t shine any light I would be lost. I’m thankful for that small bit of color.

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Not alone

love
love
I don’t want to be alone. You don’t have to

Having fun playing with shapes. I also wanted to experiment with negative space. This was a fun quick piece. I was thinking are we ever truly alone? I think we make ourselves alone more than we are actually alone. There is always more people in our life that love us than we care to admit. At least that is how it is in my life. Lately life has been a little dark for me I am hoping I can brighten it up this summer.

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Dear Hate

hate, love
hate, love
Dear Hate,
Hey in case you weren’t aware of the bridge I burnt I’m mailed you the ashes

Sunday is spend time with family day. Trying to keep it together each day. Going through some rough times. Was able to buy toilet paper so things are looking up. Enjoy the ones you love they may be the only thing you have left one day.

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Moment to say sorry

love, sorry
love, sorry
It only
takes a
moment
in the dark
to say
sorry

It’s been a long day. It started with one simple mistake and kept building from there. I am close to crying. I have reached the end of my rope. I am trying to do this blog while my wife tries to get our three year old to sleep. He keeps wanting to know what I am doing. I have enough coffee in the morning to make a cup. I pray tomorrow is better. We need a small miracle.

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Wash away my stress

love, heart
love, heart
Wash away my stress
wash away my grime
until there’s nothing let but my love

Today was one of those days that sucked the motivation right out of me. I used it as a excuse to not work on my book. I need to finish the book. I need to fight the resistance. I can’t let it get the better of me. I don’t want to be controlled by my fear of success. Tomorrow I need to take control of my day.

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Burn up the day

love, married, valentines day
love, married, valentines day
let’s burn up the day holding each other

Took care of all four kids tonight since the wife is at work. The wind is really howling outside. the painting over the fireplace mantle is rattling. It’s been a long day. Earlier I helped my dad put in a new front door at his place. Will be ready for bed tonight.

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Don’t know the lyrics

love songs, married, love
love songs, married, love
I don’t sing
I don’t know the damn lyrics
but when we lay together we know the beat
my god, do we know the beat

I hope to keep loving you every day like the day we got married. Let’s keep the passion flowing even when we are old and grey. I am very tired and just noticed the piece needed a little work. May have to retool the piece tomorrow. I wouldn’t mind doing this whole piece in shades of red. I don’t like the color scheme so much but I was trying to stay away from red. Gustav Klimt did incredible pieces representing love using gold. The gold watercolor I have looks more like sand than gold. If the figures were dark blue I think the color scheme would have worked better. That’s the best part about art I can create a piece and then rework it a hundred ways. Each one feeling different from the others.

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loving advice talk show host

love, ellen, ellen tv
love, ellen, ellen tv
loving advice from Ellen. Talk show host is in.

I first starting putting in drawings of Ellen to see if the wife would notice. She caught on but I wanted to see if I could do it for 30 days. This is the last one. I dream of being on Ellen some day. I will keep reaching for that dream every day. I don’t think  I did to bad of a job for a rush job. Keep dreaming, keep loving and drawing those hearts.

 

buried in love

work
work
bury yourself in love because work blows

A very productive day until one of the little ones got sick. Learned how to add text to my images for my upcoming kids book. Very excited. Was a little frustrating at times getting the hang of it but finally got it to work. Fixed printer. Printed a sample page. Even surprised the wife. She loves seeing progress.

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No love on the moon

love
love
Right now there’s no love on the moon but there’s still a whole lot of love on earth.

There’s no love on the moon. On planet earth there’s still a whole bunch. Let’s never stop caring for one another. Let’s love our neighbor no matter what.

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Love clogs the drain

love, heart
love, heart
Only love is going to keep this whole damn thing from going down the drain.

Kids had a snow day today. Threw a monkey wrench into the whole day. I was trying to finishing writing the kids book I’m working on. When I was into the third rewrite I notice a little detail I added. This changed the whole story once again. The best part is it made it awesome. It now is a much better story. I have to tweek a few words here and there but very happy now. Used up a lot of creative energy today. It felt good. Starting to feel better about my writing. The poor kids are hoping for another snow day. Its not going to happen. I did spend some some quality time with them today. Which at the end of the day makes me feel good. Need to go to bed I can hear the wife already snoring.

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