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Always blooming with you

I sat under a tree. It was a hot day but the breeze and the color of the plants,flowers, and rocks had me focused on the moment. I took deep breathes. I felt energized and revived.

Now that I have the layout down, it’s time to glue. Oh, and I need to use white ink to write the word with inside the pink bloom.

These letters aren’t perfect. I did use a pencil to draw a few of the letters but mostly just cut. Good letters. Good color scheme. Nature you’re always cheering me on. Thank you to the fan who posted the words, you’ve got skills. When I was done cutting and pasting, your words came to mind. Not that I’m boasting, but I do have skills. I’m going to keep going and keep creating. In the words of Tabitha Brown, it’s my business.

What, a week into this journal and I’m already in a playful mood. Good!

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Lovely Pinks Ornament Flowers

I posted new artwork on society6. I worked on my calendar. I started my journal! I’ve stalked up on supplies and ready to go.

Here’s my summer to do list:

  • Promote books with Pinterest story videos for each of my books
  • Self love art projects. One idea is painted book paper blooms inspired by an Anthropologie window display. This begins July
  • Read. I have chosen poetry and a biography for starters. I have a list of books
  • organize/map out a collage course Oh I could host a mini course idea here and video on Pinterest
  • AND the biggest of all is to continue with flower exploration. It’ll be part 2 of There’s No Right Way to Paint a Flower

Now I’ll go review my notes, and go for a wonderful walk.

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Wise Trees Collage Tree

There are a few trees that I redid for the re-release of Wise Trees. The other is a crayon one. Glue gun and crayons is amazing! I should add that to my Pinterest. I will. I have many many more trees to paint but I’ll save these for the next book project.

Ok I’m kicking off my summer painting this week and what better way to do that then with Wise Trees.

Have you read the read? Oh it’s so good and azure to spark your curiosity and make you feel like you can paint what you want to paint! Please do leave a review of the book on Amazon. Your support means so much to me.

Let’s make it a great week! Let’s make it a great summer.

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Colorful Blooms

Good lesson in color. I painted a first version and that didn’t work. The neutral tones are beautiful. Some of the petal patterns work. Others I could do over. Not to happy about the brown dots either.

Oh, but I’m happy that I was able to paint. I mixed color and moved from one idea to the next. Sure I thought of the beauties I see on my walks but I was simply painting with no particular place to go. I was painting like Carrie Schmitt at the painting party. It felt good to squeeze the paint on the plate and mix colors. The leaves are beautiful but feels like they need a little more life.

No, these blooms aren’t going in the shop but I painted them. This is the beginning of many more blooms to paint.

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Because I love Eric Carl‘s Work

Tomorrow I’ll finish this flower but yes, I love Eric Carle’s simplicity. He just paints and it’s beautiful.

I like my work too.

olorful collage flower

Collage has taught me to have patience and trust the process. It could take about two hours to work on a piece. You let your eyes do the arranging. Maybe collage can help me be a better painter.

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Collage and Color Purple Bloom

Same concept but better. The color, color keeps on shinning much brighter.

I can actually look at my work and see the ideas. It’s like I’m looking at someone’s work thinking, ok yes, beautiful, I see what you’re doing!

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No particular place needed to bloom

7 pink and orange ornament flowers
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What’s that saying about no particular place…it’s in no particular place where the best songs are written, the best art is created, the rarest of gems are found and where you fall in love. Not sure when or how I thought to stamp flowers with an ornament but there was no particular plan. I am so glad I listened. Art helps you listen. There’s a voice inside each of us. This is the voice of truth.

Here’s to bright days and relying more on our sense of being.

For these lovely friendship blooms, I stamped with a min ridged ornament. You apply paint to the bottom of the ornament and stamp on the paper in a circular motion. Allow the paint to mostly dry and then use a damp brush to blend in wet areas. That’s it! I love painting these blooms.

With Love,

Mireya

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Blooms on the Book cover

These ornament blooms are on the cover of my book. It’s nice to take an ordinary object and turn it into something amazing. Not sure when but the idea popped in my head. I should paint more of these. I’ll maybe do an Instagram live. No a story video on Pinterest! That works.

Everyday there are more of you. I thank you! We’re going to have fun this summer!