★ Tales, Tools and Changes: MrJayMyers Week in Review

It’s been a fairy tale kind of week around here. That’s my favorite kind of story, so that’s alright with me. Tomy and Jon’s on-going adventure posted Wednesday.  My kids and I have been reading and re-listening to The Wingfeather Saga and creating as we go.


I also had the opportunity to paint this Faerie Gathering Dust commission over this past month and finished it up this past week.

This process was a lot of fun, especially being introduced to glow-in-the-dark paint by my kids. It was an amusing surprise for my client.



I also thought you’d dig this practical and economical find. I am always on the look out for staying mobile with my art supplies, and I know many of you are as well.


Check it out: The IPOW Canvas Pencil Wrap, 72 Pencil Case Roll Multi-Purpose PouchI’m loving it,  and I love the price too. It’s currently 80% off the list price of $50.98 and selling for only $9.99 at Amazon.

As it’s original intent is for pencils, I ended up modifying mine. I cut a few of the threads to open up the width of some of the elastic. It took me less than five minutes to customize just the way I need it. Fold, roll and go.

If this looks like a good fit for you, you can see more about it HEREand at no extra cost to you, clicking my link will also benefit my family, so THANK YOU!

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
-Albert Einstein

Here’s my imagining of Pete the Sock Man, from aforementioned family read aloud: The Wingfeather Saga: —our family laughs pretty hard over these books.


You can see more art from this week on my instagram account.

Change is Good?

The change in frequency of posts recently has a purpose.

Rather than send all my art that posts to social media, I’m sending fewer and more personal updates along with thoughts/ideas I hope will be resourceful and encouraging to you in your own creative journey.

What do you think of the change? What kind of things would you like to hear or see from me here?

Keep creating, and have a great weekend,


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