Lessons in Creativity

Saw a post on painting rocks. I liked it. I did some research. In the afternoon I painted.

First layer is color. I added a 2nd layer with drops of vibrant ink.


Third round is details.
I just wanted to play and think. Rocks symbolize the meaning harden not your heart. Strength. I chose these symbols of strength. It would be cool to actually paint rocks and walk past them every day.

Not sure about the flower but the pink is good. I did another layer of pencil and markers to create more contrast. The fourth layer of acrylic brought everything together. The piece is almost finished. On each rock I will write a word that means strengh. So far I have honesty, integrity, creativity, knowledge and peace. Serenity seems to be on my mind too.

So I ‘ve learned:

  • watercolor paper is important and lucklily I can use the cheap stuff most of the time
  • going slooow and letting layers dry before the next is key
  • layering or glazing as some call it is part of my process
  • I like Bob Ross’ happy misttakes.

I keep visualizing the finished book. This illustration will be good in the book. These could be stickers. I like it. You Are Loved is going to be a good book.

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Mireya

A visionary artist who paints blooms of optimism. She paints using watercolor, acrylic and fun tools like paper rolls. She's a tea drinker who's curious about everything in nature. Every day she creates and creativelyhue.com is her place where she learns to trust her ideas, create from her authenticity and documents her process because we are all artists.