Circles Make Good Flowers

reposting this from April and it’s a great reminder to always embrace your ideas. The more you the better.

Shapes are fun. Circles are easy to draw. No they don’t have to be perfect. Draw them with your left hand in various sizes. The choice is yours.

I leave you with an inspiring quote.

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke” – Jerzy Kosinski

Oh yeah I have lots of ideas. My next question is how do I learn creative writing and poetry. Reading and writing of course.

Don’t Try Just Paint

paint easy flowers with watercolor

Today’s Show Your Work chapter had profound words. I have read this book for the fourth time. I’m listening to podcasts. They are all about surrender. Ok so what are these words?

THE FIRST STEP IS TO STOP TRYING

I’ll discover a new artist. Then think of how I can repaint it. For example last night it was Carrie Schmitt? Her color is beautiful. How she paired beautiful blooms with a peacock, awesome. How can I paint them? I could apply my favorite colors? Express how nature makes me feel. Stop trying to paint. Just paint. Pay attention to what inspires me. It could be fabric at Joanne’s or Top Shop’s window display. Flowers are a popular surface design.

The problem starts when I hold these ideas too close. I try an paint that way. That never works. EVER. For one I am me. I paint like me. I paint much better when I simply paint. Besides I have my own painitng skills. So I’ll stop painting like others, or feeling the need too. I leave out the pencil and paint.

Out of practice comes good

a reminder that practice helps you get better and brings the best ideas.

Did I paint this with my left hand? Yes. Sometimes practice feels endless and nowhere. You show up. You create. Sure you have fun. You make a mess. What to do with tones you mixed up? You have an idea. You go for it. Some days you paint a bunch of nothings. The next day your on fire. Then there are sporadic moments when you see a color, texture or a composition and you’re inspired to combine the ideas that didn’t work. Oh but when you’re about to throw it out you suddenly realize you can make it work. Yes out of practice comes good…

Circles Make Good Flowers

Shapes are fun. Circles are easy to draw. No they don’t have to be perfect. Draw them with your left hand in various sizes. The choice is yours.

I leave you with an inspiring quote.

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke” – Jerzy Kosinski

Thank you for reading.