Keep going. Keep making. Keep creating. There will be days of distration and nothing feels right.Today was one of those days. My new watercolor brushes are not suitable for Acrylic even though the listing says so. The paint dried up qick. It is a warm day. No moon, no stars just me and my ideas until I had to make a phone call or answer one. It is so important to have your creative space and allow for no distraction. One wrong thought can take you out of your zone. I was working on too many ideas when all I needed was one good idea.
I was determined to keep making. Not bad. Not bad at all. I mixed up a good yellow ochcre, pink and peach. There’s always tomorrow.
To walk with nothing to do but look around and admire the color, shapes and texture is…amazing. You for a moment breath and feel such a peace. It’s like yes keep on enjoying the view, I am here to listen. I am here to remind you that you are a living breathing beauty. We both are.
It is a creative place where you can be free to be curious and explore ideas. It’s simply making and in the process of making you learn to listen to the voice inside you. Creating is my meditation.
Creatively Hue Is
you conquering the inner critic
you working on the idea
you allowing your curiosity to play
Creatively you is you, the kid who made art because you wanted to. You don’t think of yourself as an expert. You don’t think of money. Maybe you think about how mom would love it but most importanty you just made it because you wanted too.
It’s you and you can only be you when you get rid of the noice.
Easy to paint. Simple way to remind yourself that in everyday there is a new day. I am grateful to all the artists that keep me growing. I took this amazing class from surface designer world traveler Cat Coq and seeing my work in mock-ups was a complete confidence creative boost.
I reviewed my art work since the beginning of the year and there’s lots of mindfulness. Good. I wanted to focus on freeing my mind and taking care of myself. I have a few more ideas left. February is almost gone! I am ready to start the writing for 100 Ways to Flower With Power. I’ve been writing ALOT. Time to put everything together.
A good way to observe flowers is ceramics. Mexican Cermics and patterns all over the world are beautiful. You can work on drawing, color schemes, try out colors you don’t typically work with and practice precision. Of course my mind is why? Florals, birds and the geometric shapes are all about a spiritual connection with all living elements. You can get all Star Wars. You see a lot of blues, yellows and oranges. These patterns are a good way to express my” be you” thoughts. My ideas are the same but how to express them, doors have opened.
Hours went by and I spent them all painting! The first piece was a Lunar New Year Lantern. Now that I know that green and blue lanterns are for dreams coming true, I’ll be painting another lantern this weekend. I painted a floral pattern and a few more flowers. The flowers that surprised me the most where these sponge flowers. It all started with India Ink, water and a sponge to create texture. Then I soften up the petals with transparent pink and orange watercolor and finished with a Acrylic paint details. I was trying this and that and everything worked. I made a flower out of the leftover paint too. There are so many ideas to explore. I seem to be focused on the inner part of the flowers and working with different colors. I really felt the words I painted on the lantern. The words for these flowers resonate the most right now.
Life is better, breathable when you paint what you want.
Good ideas are all around us. We walk around assuming we have all the answers demanding those exact answers. The reality is we need to quiet the voices inside our head and listen. I wrote a few days ago how during that breezy Sunday afternoon, standing still, the wind whispered I love you. At first I thought, are you going to think I’m crazy? I’m not but I tell you, this is what motivates me. It’s these simple pleasures that give me breath. I am so excited to be working on this book and for the work that I’ve been creating. I know I am in the right direction. Do I have all the answers. I don’t have a clue. I make it up as I go along. One idea leads to the next. Today I revisited the first couple months of work and gald I did. To progress you have to review and sharpen your map. Mre florals for today! I’m painting a Lantern.
Yesterday’s post went out a little late. I messed up on the time. Today I worked on a hat. It’s the famous be, beautiful no matter what they say, Audrey Hepburn black hat. Mixing up a black is not as easy as it seems. I ended up mixing more of am Indigo. I sketched the hat observing all the angles trying to draw “right”. This Watercolor version was a no go I tried a second time. There was no referencing. What a huge difference! The three minute video on how to mix black with Acrylic helped.
I painted a hat, a quote and three flowers. No I didn’t mix up the black but Indigo with the texture is beautiful. I’ll share it soon. There’s still pink ribbon to paint. The big flower is what surprised me the most. I covered up the petals that didn’t work by dabbing tones of blue. Some were smeared. The texture on this flower is beautiful. I do have an idea for the inside, maybe a pink or a green.
That is twice, wait three times today that I simply just paint. Good day of painting.