Your best work comes when you allow it to. You have an idea of the outcome but you are open to the bigger better changes that happen when you just paint and see what happens. That’s why I like painting paper roll blooms because you never know wat will happen until it blooms.
Last night I was exploring the color brown. Beautiful browns and I made them with pinks, purples and blues. Yellow Ochre had a little something to do with it. All the color mixing had me thinking about my marker sketches on brown blue-lined kindergarten paper. There are so many ways to draw a flower. There are so many types of flowers. What would the world be without either one? There is a reason why nature is so unique. We are unique. There’s room for all of us is a great book! Now I’m going to write it.
So anyway, these are my ideas, a mess. I’ve written ideas here. I’ve written ideas there. I’ve written everywhere. Someday soon, in about three months it’ll be a book. Three months? I got this.
You’ve got to, especially in the intense moments. Right now I want to pause, take a deep breath and think of all the projects yet to come.
Lovely shades of blooms,
You make me feel like when I gaze up at the moon
Oh yes there are poems to write
Nonsense and doubt. let go of that fight
Feed your body
Feed your mind
The world is ours so now it’s time to paint!
There’s room for all of us.
It’s going to be a great book.
Ok time to go eat and work on the color book.
I bought palette knives to mix paint with. Palette knives make great paint brushes. I was thinking about the peach blooms in my neighborhood. Let these blooms encourage you to create your best work. Your best work is already there but you have to practice and paint. Nature with her color and breeze always reminds us to listen and trust ourselves.
I was browsing my website. The blue background and artwork made me write this post. It’s rare that I admire my work. Most of the time I paint and enjoy the process. It wasn’t always this way. I’d throw the paper away and start over. Now I save my work. I save the ideas I want to paint more of. I hold onto the pieces that didn’t work as reminders.
There is no ugly work. Ugly is a societal term that you don’t fit in. W hen we think ugly there’s usually some form of comparison. In every practice there is a gem. I’m not saying my work is the best or the greatest. I’m saying I believe in my work. It’s all work in progress. I see growth. I see love. I feel love. I feel encouragement to keep going. I will and so in that sense support what you do. Be your own fan.
Can I just paint like this forever. Is this me feeling the love that I have for others and really an appreciation and love for me? Yes but it’s also what I feel when I go for walks and see the colorful blooms and soft swaying of the trees.
I don’t know what it is about these days but I’ve been feeling an inner peace even more. I picked up the paint brush. I mixed up pinks and painted. It’s not perfect. It can be messy. Paint and paint I did. It’s painting like this that makes me say, you see, you’re a visionary artist and you were born for this.
Painting doesn’t make me happy or mad. Painting gives me this state of being, it’s peace. When I can share that it’s even better.
Oh we are getting more members in the creatively hue community. I haven’t figured the right name for our tribe. I love the idea of a tribe because in a tribe there are totems. Everyone gathers together by the fire, telling stories of the greats. There’s spirituality and everyone is connected. Say, maybe I do have an idea! There is many more blooms to come.
I painted some beautiful love you-pink-flat brush blooms. You’ll see them in a few days. Anyway I started a new book. I’ve been working on the book but now there’s a deadline. Yes it’s a color book. Oh, There’s room for us all is a good title. Different is Beautiful, my other book, I use animals to show how everyone makes this world the beautiful wonder that it is. I’ll express the same concept in the color book but with color. We need everyone to make this world go round. It’s the world is a rainbow filled with many colors song. We only have to learn how to work with them, not them but us, how to work together. This book will be a holiday gift for every artist because not only will you learn how to mix color but you’ll welcome and trust who you are.
Thanks for subscribing and reading. I’ll let you know when you download the first pages of this book and the free Ebook. This book is going to be so good. The deadline is December 2021. There I said it. Let’s do this!
You can touch the moon
You can fly like Peter Pan
What ever you wish
what ever is your desire
there is always a way to make it happen
Maybe not the exact dream
oh thank goodness for
Yes think like the kid who knows