This day was one of my best days in Paris hands down, even thought started out rainy and frustrating!!!! Frustration in Paris Mistake #3 Book tickets to travel before you leave the states ... Friday morning I spent frustrated in my hotel room trying to figure out how to get a train ticket from Paris … Continue reading Day 3 | Paris Dream Come True | An American Artist Goes To France
Dreams Do Come True
This is the cover to my book Dreams Do Come True... It's one of the first book projects I started. I have been thinking about it a lot lately as I think about creating a new podcast about journaling and art. I love to journal and it seems like everyone I talk to lately is … Continue reading Dreams Do Come True
The biggest little difference for watercolor painting.
I was amazed at how much easier this spray bottle has made my water color painting. I used to use a big old spray bottle that was always hard to adjust from stream to spray and just was too big. This little bottle I picked up when traveling once has been AWESOME! I just love … Continue reading The biggest little difference for watercolor painting.
Silver Tip Grizzly
My husband and I saw a silver tip grizzly the other day. I didn't get a picture so the next morning I made this quick sketch in m journal. I think one of my greatest strengths as an artist is being able to capture a moment after it has passed. I have taken my time … Continue reading Silver Tip Grizzly
Paintings From the Peace Garden
One of my favorite holidays of the year is coming up. It's the international day of peace on September 21st. Jeremy Gilley worked hard to get this day officially created so we celebrate it the same every year and it includes a universal cease fire clause because of him. To learn about Jeremy's journey you can … Continue reading Paintings From the Peace Garden
Sometimes Even an Artist Needs Inspiration
I checked this amazing book out of the library the other day. Full of inspiration, techniques, art projects and ideas, it's given me new inspiration to get back to work. I have always struggled with pastels, but in a little over 15 minutes this first sample project came out pretty good I think. Most … Continue reading Sometimes Even an Artist Needs Inspiration
Two weeks since my last post!
OK, well the biggest lesson I learned if I make a challenge to write 10 blog posts and post them every 3 days is I better write them first. Haha. Well I have 9 days left to write 6 more posts I think, so I still have a bit of time. I also think that … Continue reading Two weeks since my last post!
Publisher’s Weekly’s Children’s Bookshelf
Well, today, all I have is a suggestion that you subscribe to Publisher’s Weekly’s Children’s Bookshelf email. The best way to stay updated on what’s going on in children’s book industry is by reading what Publisher’s Weekly has to say. This has to be one of the most valuable resources and informative newsletters that is … Continue reading Publisher’s Weekly’s Children’s Bookshelf
Painting in the Garden
During the summer this is my favorite place to paint. http://www.jackiebeyer.com
Welcome to my new wordpress blog. I will include a link to my http://www.jackiebeyer.com page here where you can see my projects and full website! And the adventure continues!