dedicated.

so over the last few years i have worked really hard to pull my artist-self up to a place that makes me happy. finding the balance. working all.the.time. 40 hours a week for my day job. and another bazillion as an artist. finding the softness. remembering that there is always something ahead and behind. better and worse. scary and comfortable. awesome and awful. hopeful and realistic. you get the drift. finding me. right in the middle of it. all of it. it is too much. but it is so good. a few months ago i was finishing the last parts of my new book and for many reasons, my biography was by far the hardest part. cuteGIRL offered to write one for me. but wrote it from her perspective. i knew that it wouldn’t make it into the book because that isn’t how book bios roll. but. gosh. it was …

i feel like it has been forever.

possibly because it has. i must admit, blogging and website updates are not my faves. i wish i felt compelled to write more but if I have to choose between art and blogging. well. posts will be rare. but there are so many wonderful things happening right now in my creative world that I thought I would just list them all and pretend for a moment to feel caught up! I am the lucky recipient of my lovely friends newest and most wonderful book, Paper Hearts. Courtney Walsh was kind enough to ask me to be a part of her release party and you can find a little danielle donaldson downloadable to use as a device background or even to print and frame! I can’t wait to read her book. I just know it is going to be wonderful! I am so excited to start my next online workshop hosted …

creativeGIRL: storybooks and studious girls (new online course!)

well happy sparkly new year peeps! i hope that each of you had an amazing end to 2014 and a splendid start to 2015! yesterday, earlybird registration opened for my new online course – creativeGIRL: Storybooks and studious girls (Content available March 16). And we are off to a roaring start with almost 200 sassy, creative souls in just over 24 hours! i am so thankful and SO EXCITED! (You do NOT have to take my Light and Shadow class to take this class – it has totally new content. But if you haven’t… you might like to take it while we wait for March to roll around!)) It’s time to work small and dream BIG! We’ll start off our week with by building a watercolor storybook from scratch – A big, yummy book with lots of room to illustrate everyday goodness, brilliant layers of water-colors, and colored pencil work.  …