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A Burst of Sunshine Collage Flower

a yellow center with shades of pink and orange petals flower

You’re a star and you shine. The morning after it rains, the skies are clean. At the first glimpse of sunshine you are in love. Oh and I sat letting the ideas live, for hours, for days. These are my bursts of sunshine. Now about those bursts of sunshine?

Ideas are always here. Love is always here. We are free but we allow ourselves to think we are not. My art is my time. I get to confront and release what has happened during the week, and sometimes prepare for what’s to come. Really it’s right here right now, this is you, everything else is noise. I get to work on my creative spirit. Your creative spirit is your imagination and curiosity. Your creative spirit has everything it needs to be brave, weird, different, and beautifully you.

I’ve been painting and thinking. I painted many Anthropologie display collage flowers. I need a new name for my flowers. I am working on an idea pin video for pinterest. More on that for tomorrow’s post.

Anyway, it has been nice! I love to paint. I have a day job but oh my, I want to create full time. Hearing you say that my artwork brings you joy, well that motivates me too!

Love source collage flower

I made a few changes to the website. I guess my plan is I don’t need fancy, I just want to be me.

Do you see how art projects turn into philosophy sessions? Thank goodness. I should come up with a list of fall flowers to paint? The weather is feeling like fall. I’ll go for a walk and capture it all.

Siempre,

Mireya

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Sunflowers you make me happy!

There I was painting sunflowers. I had Cat Coq’s sunflower tutorial on my mind. I’m ready for fall. Sunflowers are trending. I want good work for the shop. I kept painting and referencing photos. This technique never works because I obsess over details. I was about to call it a day when pink sunflowers popped into my head. Pink and peach express how nature makes me feel. At that moment I knew I needed to paint and let my flowers bloom. Then I thought about the rainbow watercolor art print. The lines in between colors were uneven but the neutral colors and the Maya Angelou quote, beautiful!

I’m going to paint more sunflowers this week. All these sunflowers gave me the confidence to design a logo for my website but that’s another post. Here’s to painting like you mean it, painitng with your heart. Wait till you see my pink and orange collage sunflower!

Siempre,

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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Pink Wildflowers

2 light and 2 dark pink wild flowers

I really miss my candle lid. I could stamp the white areas with a little pink. I saw this art video and the artist was using clear stamps to add texture. What a great idea! These stamps are clear and from the Dollar Store. I found the stamps.

Anyway, I love these pink flowers and the light blue stems and leaves. Makes my blooms feel majestic and romantic?

Ok I’m going to go practice my peach roses.

Simplemente,

Mireya

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Pink Fan Brush Flowers

pink flowers on a peach background

Textures? What a wonderful idea! It started with a sponge, then a facial scrubber. It’s one of those why didn’t I think of this before moments. It’s all in a good day’s creative exploration. Didn’t I come up with a book idea too? Oh right my collage flower book! I’m going to ride this texture momentum for as long as I can.

There is a lot of good ideas to come! Make sure you’re subscriber. Paint with me.

Siempre,

Mireya

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Roses are red

Ok, so I painted my roses pink. That’s the idea. I wasn’t a huge fan of red roses until I saw peach and pink roses. The way the petals curve like v shapes into one another. It makes me think of every element in this world and how everything just is. Let me believe that the roses and breeze are dancing and whispering,” I love you.” Let me believe it so, because it’s true!

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Three Yellow Blooms and a Dance

Why not?

three yellow flowers painted with acrylic

I am on a roll and painting the entire page. I’m using acrylic pens and adding details. Artwork takes time. I’m glad I have it. Sometimes the idea doesn’t work. I have to layer the paint to fix it or go a completely different direction. The yellow ochre background makes me want to dance like they’re watching and I don’t care.

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Flowers we need you all

This is exactly why I paint my various flowers. It’s nature. It’s us. It doesn’t get any better than this. I’m so glad I accidentally purchased this pink paint.

Today was a reminder of how much I enjoy just painting. I don’t need to be anywhere or do anything except play with the ideas in my head. We all need these moments in our lives.

Big Magic is such a wonderful book.I love Elizabeth’s idea that ideas are always floating around. We are merely a vessel that can bring forth those dreams. I appreciated sitting there, having the time to flow with it.

My problem is that I need to implement a lot more.

Know of any good art books? Any good reads? I’m going to do a lot of loose florals and reading this summer. Yes I’ll paint flowers and let the book write itself. Sounds good!

Ok movie time.

With Love,

Mireya