Love your Name Chrysanthemums

Pink and Purple Watercolor Blooms

I recently read Chrysanthemum. I had to paint Chrysanthemums. The story is about girl who loves her name until she gets made fun of at school. With the help of her music teacher who is also named a flower, Chrysanthemum learns to always love her name.

I have yet to write the words but I will write them in between the blooms. They are

Love your name.

Love you.

Never seek permission.

I love painting flowers and most importantly being inspired like this. Some may say I’m weird but that’s ok because in the words of Dolly Parton, find out who you are and do it on purpose.

Love me Pink and Yellow Collage Flower

Love me pink and yellow collage flower

The other day I was in an art class and I painted some paper. I painted on newspaper, copy paper and watercolor paper. Eric Carle reminds me to paint. All we need to do is pick up the brush and paint. We grown ups complicate everything. Here’s to love.

Nature is always whispering love me. Surrender to me.

Now it’s time for tea, Snickers and sketching. Maybe I’ll paint afterward.

My Studio Space

Here is where the brilliant ideas come to life.

Here is where the mistakes turn out to be exactly what I want to express.

Here is where I paint and create all the books and artwork.

Thank you for being a part it. Truth be told I’d do it any way. Art is the love of my life!

Oh it is my brirthday and I’ll dance if I want to.

Different Is Beautiful

This is a hand painted collage art animal book about self love. It's dedicated to us.

Have you read this book? This is books has a special place in my heart. All of my projects do but this book, this book is filled with my swagger. When I was a child I would think about everything in nature. Why a fish is a fish. How extraordinary that their water is what breath is to me. What’s it like to swim in the dark depths of the ocean? Do dogs talk like we humans do. Everything is exactly as it’s meant to me. In this book I explored the ocean, insects and my favorite horses. From the horse who reminds us to be wildly free to the small bees who make a world of difference in spite of their size every single animal, flower and the universe all of it is a reminder that we each have a color, a talent or a skill and where would we be without that love.

A dark side? Yes there are dark forces who tell us or treat us other wise but let’s focus on us. This year I became a Star Wars fan. I am still surprised by that. Everything is connected by a force and energy that binds us all. Every time I go for walk and breath in the breeze and the beautiful peach pink blooms I feel it. Wait a minute, Star Wars has been me all along.

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Bloom, loves here

a purple bloom with the uplifting words bloom love is here.

Nature always gives us the courage to believe in our silly dreams. Not silly but wonderful dreams. I was about to trash this bloom. I filed it in the redo pile. Today I added a little watercolor turquoise because as George Michael says, “I gotta have faith.” My bloom is beautiful! No need to repaint this but I’m going to paint more of these blooms. Lots of them. I have so much to say. That’s my point. Go on bloom because love is always with you. Thanks for reading. Please subscribe if you already haven’t. Oh and get your free Ebooks. Oh and shop my art. This print isn’t in the shop but if you want it let me know.

Show your work

“Make stuff you love and talk about stuff you love and you’ll attract people who love that kind of stuff. It’s that simple.”

― Austin Kleon, Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get

Show your work is a great read. This post is all about showing your work. I love art. Art is how I live my life. I am a visionary artist. Art helps me see the beauty and love in everyone, most of the time. Yes I am human. I get hangry. Any way my birthday is September 6. I am going to be offering my books for free. Yay! Creative bloom is a great read. Different is Beautiful is too. Thank you so much for all of you who email me your kind words. You have given me and continue to inspire me to create my blooms of optimism. I create because of how it makes me feel. I go for walks and a sudden burst of color reminds me of love. I want to share this with you. Every day we are blooming. Thanks for subscribing!

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See you tomorrow. Or later?

Make Print/Poster Part 3

Choose a word and doodle images that represent the word

I am second guessing the stems and a few of the color choices but these blooms make me smile. This version is fun to look at. The colors express exactly how I feel. It feels like a mural or a large canvas. You get caught up in the details and wonder why.

Here I splattered paint and turned the splatters into blooms. What a great idea! I love the turquoise but not the gray pink. The white block letters are bright.

word art with watercolor

Yes there’s going to be a third design. Oh by the way this weekend you can save up to 40% off my art.

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Make Poster/Print Part 3

paint flowers in various shapes
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I am eager to finish but it’s important to take my time. Flowers need time to bloom. Blue and orange are great together. Pinks and peaches bring out the lighter tones. Just go with your ideas and see what happens. In the end it’s going to be beautiful! Don’t worry about mistakes. Have fun. These colors make me smile Maybe do a few deep green leaves. Blues make orange look good. Hearts. I like where this is going.

These were just a few of my thoughts. I’ll finish this print tomorrow.