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Life’s Peachy Paper roll blooms

Three paper roll blooms

Some time ago I found a tutorial on creating stamps with paper rolls. What a great idea! For the complete tutorial head here.

Love the simple. Ok, today’s stamping with ribbon and acrylic didn’t work but there are lots more ideas to come. Oh wait, the acrylic green background with a quote looking like a tree. It’s going to be good. Every idea will lead you someplace.

Simplemente,

Mireya

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Oh Happy Blooms!

Blue and Yellow Ochre stamped flower pattern

Did I have fun? Yes! Love the color. Love the blue stamp texture. Going over the texture with diluted acrylic paint. Just a few drops. I like that too. Yellow ochre paint sealed the deal. I like the texture of the mechanical eraser stamp. Made me think of snakeskin. I don’t know how I feel about that. Holding these blooms in my hand, the color, the texture, they’re different, and fun. And I do want my art to be all the above.

My mind shifted to the pottery I see inside Anthropologie. The color and pattern always make me wonder who’s work this is. Somehow I’m encouraged to play.

Simplemente,

Mireya

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Self-Love Book Project

I’m enjoying my summer and just like that my new book idea is here. If you haven’t been reading the blog then head here. My other project was to paint ideas taken from my self-love pinterest board. These flowers that I’ve been painting, well that’s self-love.

The magenta one was beautiful, these all are. Imagine flipping through the pages of a book like this. Each page has its own bloom, texture, and color. Making me smile already.

The magenta is getting a little more love. I’ve redone the bloom. Being that it is collage I can simply paste another bloom over the one that didn’t work. I have an it’s beautiful. Oh and the quote is even better!

Self love is painting from within, from your place.

It has been a good day.

Simplemente,

Mireya

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Peach Ornament Stamp Flowers

Ornament stamped flowers with pink acrylic paint

I love painting these ornament stamp flowers. You take a small ornament, dip it into paint and apply to paper in a swirl motion. Or is it a circle motion? I have a typical smooth shiny red ornament. I wonder how that would work? I added a splash of blue paint to the mix. With all this pink and peach there had to be a splash of blue. I may just have these blooms on a white background to emphasize color.

If you’ve read my last posts, you know that I’ve been in this unapologetically me mood. And as I painted ornament flowers I thought of the simple yet unexpected that leads to true beauty. Writing songs for the Saturday Night Fever in a weekend? It was done. One of the greatest movies of all time. I saw those movies last night and the music made me move. I love to sing and dance! My point is all that we need is right here with us. The painting, the awesome song is right here within us. All we need is to follow the words of how Michelangelo sculpted David.

It’s easy. You just chip away the stone that doesn’t look like David.

Chipping away stone takes work. Lots of work!

What I love most about these ornament blooms is if I could do this with an ornament what else can I do? I’m going to go stamp with a mechanical pencil eraser. I’ll let you know what happens.

Simplemente,

Mireya

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Sign or Don’t Sign?

That is the question?

I have work signed with creatively hue. I have work signed with Mireya. My name is pronounced Me-Rey-A with emphases on the r. I love my name as it’s unmistakable. I’m probably the only Mireya you’ve heard of. I’ve always been happy with that. It was only when others had a hard time pronouncing my name that I adopted the nickname Myra. Then I stopped signing my art. Probably thought I wasn’t artist enough. I’m painting. I’m creating. This is my place. My practice. My art.

I’m working on my signature. For the full post visit my Instagram Signing your name on your artwork means more than signing your name on your work. Signing your name says this is unapologetically me.

Thank you new followers. There’s lots more blooming and blogging to come. I would love to see your work. Find and follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and here. I enjoy seeing your art.

Simplemente,

Mireya

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Look at this Apple

an apple a day quote with collage green apple

Look at this texture. All I have to say is on the way home I noticed these four palm trees. I have driven by, walked by many times but today I saw them. It changed the course of my thoughts. My writing looks pretty good. It’s good! Work like this is my favorite. I’ve been going through my work. What humble beginnings. At the time I didn’t care because it was my work, my ideas, my play. I even wrote the words I’m proud of my work.

By the way the work of which I speak is or was on skillshare. I arranged my profile to include my favorite projects. I created over 100 projects. If you want to see the collection go here. Tomorrow’s going to be an awesome topic.

Simplemente,

Mireya

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Here growing and loving you

These flowers were just a journal page. The centers were painted droopy and sad. Not sure how that happened but maybe I was painting how I felt. Oh right, I was questioning the way I paint. Thinking my blooms had to be more, the other day’s post. I grabbed a white gel pen and paper collage. My creativity ignited. And all that makes me think of how I go for walks with all my thoughts and suddenly a peach bloom catches my eye. The birds and the breeze are before me. I know all this beauty is right here with me, loving me.

Noe I have another print for the shop.

Simplimente,

Mireya

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…because you just never know orange-yellow blooms

I was working on a flower for the upcoming college course. I have been building a collection of objects to add texture to my paintings. It is amazing how you can paint with a simple brush. Use it dry, wet, horizontal, vertical, stamp with the handle, and how the paint looks when you dry it and moreso cut it. Oh and then there’s the layering.

I am going to scan these beauties and paste them onto a watercolor paper background. They should be hung in a studio. Maybe in a classroom, although a studio and a classroom are the same. Should be anyway.

Let’s keep painting and creating because you never know.

Simplemente,

Mireya