Little Pops of Happy Zinnia

olor flower

Not sure about this color. Now that I am doing a color chart I can do multiple versions of this flower. I can do a before and after.

Texhniques

Changes

  • stamp with an acrylic brush in a cross stich pattern
  • vibrant pink color
  • darker backgroud so the petals stand out (maybe green)
  • make sure the paint isn’t too thick
  • maybe do layers
  • ends of the petal
  • more white space

I keep thinking about how an artist describes her work as little pops of happy. Creating makes me happy and satisfies my curiosity. I hope that spills onto my canvas like a good song you always want to dance or sing to, especially when you need it the most. Now that I have made notes I can paint more of these flowers. Lots more! Art is all about making and learning as you go.

Today is the last day to get my ebooks for free. I just released Different Is Beautiful. That book was my childhoold curiosoity.

I’m going to be painting more flowers. I am developing my color palette. Adding new work to my shops. I have been working on surface design patterns. I have a couple of fun reader ideas….I should stop telling you and continue to share.

What are you working on? I am always curious.

Your work is a gift

Everyday is a chance to shine. Today is today! I always wonder what art you are creating? I have seen some of your work on Instagram. I love learning about artists. My ebooks are available for free till June 5th. I hope you had a chance to read them. They are fun readers. These books will spark your curiosity give you a creative boost and will make you smile.

I also have Fun Readers paperbacks,a journal and art. To all the new subscribers, welcome to creatively hue?

Ok I’m going to go work on color mixing. More on that next week. I already have at least two new book ideas.

Life is a highway

like the song and this project

At the time the advice was step out of your comfort and try something new. I love color and my drawing wasn’t good. What do I do? Draw and write every single word and illustrtion with a black Sharpie ink pen. Summer is almost here. You may find some good road trip advice here.

Get this fun read here. Different Is Beutiful is here in paperback!

I enjoyed looking through my old work.

Different Is Beautiful

Why?

As a kid I was always curious about animals. I still am. Do they understand me? Is a Cobra really shy? Snakes terrify me. Are snakes terrified of me too? Butterflies flutter where they choose. I walk in thought and suddenly a a flutter of yellow changes it all or invites me to play. Birds flock together. Female Elephants run the heard. Smart herd, hah. I would look at fish and wonder about their patterns and color. Their water is my breath of fresh air. I could go on. Bees are tiny. Yet the role they play in this world is profound.

This project gave me the chance to explore Eric Carl’s work. I had this idea for a least a year. I spent a month in an RSP classroom and taught the kids my art. It is better said that I merely supplied the tools. Students always teach me. It was that experience that made me promise to write a book. Oh wait that was a different book on the ideas about art. Can art save the world? The ideas and how it makes you feel? It creates flow. Yes I just read about this in the morning.! Flow is what I have been experiencing during making art. Back to the class, friendships were mended. Confidence grew. Ideas and imagination were alive and well! That was the best assignment I had. I want more of that. I welcome it. From then on I fell in love with collage and finally brought a childhood idea to life.

Get your ebook for free this week only. Perhaps you have read the book? I will be working on the paperback tomorrow. I know it would be a dream to turn the pages and look at each animal. Every purchase helps keep my creative dreams alive.

What makes you happy?

You Are Loved Story

Why?

I love nature and Alan Watts desribes my expereince,

Man is as much attached to nature as a tree, and though he walks freely on two legs and is not rooted in the soil, he is by no means a self-sufficient, self-moving, and self-directing entity.

Nauture is an extension of us.

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Live your love story

Why?

You will come across naysayers and circumstances that want you to fail. Persist. Persevere. Yes, I wrote these words for me too.

One afternoon I was dreaming in the sun. I wote this story down. Was it it a pink pen and composition book? There have been many versions since then.

The art print is the first $12 I earned. It was a great letter but the typography was terrible, Yet someone on etsy purcahsed it. I have been writing ever since.

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Fun Readers

You can get all of these plus Road Trip and Wise Trees for free from June 1-5. I have enjoyed working on these fun readers. It will be good to go through the artwork and thoughts behind each book. I want to relese Different Is Beautiful in paperback soon. These are my plans for this week. I have flowers I want to paint.

If you can please leave a review. Every review and purchase helps me build a creative career doing what I love.

Creative Bloom

…a fun read about creativity and making art. The book will be available for free sometime this coming week. Subscribe or follow this blog so you can get your free copy and free copies of the other fun reads. Please leave me a review. Let me know if you are interested in the paperback.

Thanks for all you new subscribers. In art there’s room for everyone. Have an idea or want to share your work?Tag me on instagram.

My Happy Place

Today I painted for the first tme in days! It has been a week, a certain vaccinne is to blame. I got out my paint. I painted some more tulips, heart shapes and orange tones. It felt so free. It felt so good. I know to the non- painter or creative it may seem weird but painitng, creating and flying through ideas is what I do. Oh and being able to form a career is my dream come true!

Still prefer the beauties I painted last week.

With the leftover paint, I painted tissue paper. Yes in honor of Eric Carle. My fun tool box is because of him. After watching the Mr. Rogers video I had to paint some. How could I not?

Do you collage?