blooming together

blooms that encourage you to be yourself

I love love painting blooms like this. Yet again I had fun watching children draw ideas for a drug free like me poster. We all have ideas. We all put those ideas together, that’s what makes a masterpiece. Going back to my blooms, it’s like going for a walk. You may see marigolds, white roses, pink roses, a lawn covered in daisies, a bird of paradise…I could go on. All of these beauties make our world the beauty that it is. Each bloom and artist is unique and yet we are the same because we ALL have ideas and wonderful art to share. Yes we all have our swagger.

Ok so I should paint a field of different kinds of flowers.

stamp with lids…

or leaves. Today I watched on as others mixed color, painted leaves and stamped. I would have taken a photo but my phone battery was practically dead. I watched on as they painted. Each was given the same tools: leaves, acrylic paint and a paint brush. Sure there was a quick demo. Once given the tools there was no hesitation. Before my eyes I saw them mixing wonderful color. Simple tools made beautiful art. These students were artists, no doubt. Seriously there was no doubt. None.

And that is how you paint, how you be an artist. You pick up the brush and paint. Paint leaves or lids. Use the back of the brush to press down your stamps. Yes I saw that too.

I am.

Mosaic Happy

This bloom was inspired by a park in Spain. You walk along a path full of colorful pieces and all for our eyes. I wonder who and how they were placed in such a way on a bench and on the giant Iguana on the entry way of the building.

Yes it’s all I hope for with my work. I want to continue to create the kind of work that illuminates and encourages positivity.

If I can share that with you then it’s a win-win. If you’d like to purchase this beauty you can.

painting flowers-paper roll

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.

Feel The Breeze

three peach yellow blooms with the words feel the breeze dance with ease.

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.

Pink Love You Blooms

Shades of pink and orange blooms

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.

LOVE YOU FLAT BRUSH BLOOMS

five pink flat brush blooms with love you because you have to love yourself and the universe loves you

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.

Pink Blooms and You

Six pink acrylic blooms to encourage joy, peace and love

Authenticity, that’s it. Authenticity is all you need to paint your best blooms. When I painted these flowers I mixed tones of pink and peach. I held the brush without precision. At some point I put down the brush and used my fingers. Works every time.

I painted these blooms a few months ago and didn’t share them. Too pink, too, bright, yes I doubted my own work. Why would I ever want to do that? Are you kidding me! This color palette is amazing! Here’s to more painting. We got this.