Expressive Flowers

Butterfly Floral Collage

a yellow butterfly filled with pink and blue flowers
colorful

Not sure where this came from but Wow! I wasn’t sure what my journal entry would be. Catcoq’s email was about animal motifs. I read a fabulous EttaVee post on abundance mentality. You know I had to do something with flowers and a butterfly. Beyoncé’s new song was fresh on my mind. That is all I have to say about this beautiful butterfly. I do want to paint the background. I want to cursively write the word fly someplace inside the butterfly. I want this to be a print on the wall. As the color catches your eye, you’re curious, and your eyes lead to fly. Altogether the word fly just makes you want to release, flow and fly. Fly like the wind. I want to fly. I need to fly.

Ok so I had a lot more to say. I should write a poem. I shall. It’s written.

With Love

Mireya

Are you a subscriber? There are lots more blooms to come. All these journal entries are going to lead to a book project. Not sure what that book will be. I do have an idea. It will come together.

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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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Giving art a second chance?

Use new tools like a dagger brush to paint flowers

I had these flowers in the love the color and petals but not a good bloom pile. The file was on my computer and in a redo file. The color is beautiful. Seems like color is a constant in all of my work. What was wrong with these in the first place? Maybe it was because the idea was quick to produce. I’m adding these flowers to my shop. These flowers are my process and a reminder to always have a faith in my work. Do I still have the actual artwork? I could paint a textured background. Even if I don’t have the actual blooms, I have the brush! I suppose it’s important to ask why I’m rejecting my work. Wait I’ve seen this quote someplace:

Make now. Question later.

You see that is a true artist. Though I may not be physically painting, I am painting in spirit, in my imagination! Art is always on my mind, in my heart.

With love,

Mireya

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Using household paint as your artist paint?

What! I never thought about that but why not? It’s paint. I was watching a video today and apparently you can. Since aim not painting this weekend, I can think about it and watch others paint.

Happy painting and with love,

Mireya

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A sponge a stick and you have a bloom

Simple tools. It works. I haven’t painted much these days. Today I finally doodled with some pens. It was like, ah everything is suddenly right again. It felt like the breeze.

It’s been breezy and there’s nothing like a breeze. It’s fresh, free and nature! It’s almost like painting or drawing.

I need more of just watching the breeze. Suddenly I am thinking about all of my thoughts. It’s so important to take care of your mind.

Art helps you do that. I’m still working on a summer reading list. Oh and there’s a few new tools I want to test out. Oh and paint a few trees.

I guess I now have my weekly to-do list.

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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

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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!

Creative Exploration

Feck Perfuction

This book is a good read. I have read it before but now I’m reading it with my new word of the year Greatness.

Ok wear your invisible crown if you want to but I just mean the greatness you were born with, the greatness you felt when you scribbled on a paper and hung it on the refrigerater, the greateness you felt when you had an idea and shared it. Most importantly there was the time everbody was your friend because you just wanted to play.

Wiat a minute I should paint the word greatness? A few sketches?

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Creative Exploration

The world is your best aide

I paint flowers, mostly. There are these influences from all the objects and places I see. For example this fish is inspired by a mosaic park in Barcelona.

This book was inspired by a childhood curiosity.

a book about self love

Even now I look at a butterfly and wonder what it must be like to do nothing but flutter from flower to flower and place to place. Wonderful right? It’s amazing and such a boost when you think about how every animal, flower, land and it’s people are unique. Oh goodness I have yet to mention the moon and the stars. I have now.

All of these beauties are reminders of how much we are loved. We are one source. One force. One love. Yes I am getting all Star Wars. It’s true! Let go of all the nonsense in your head. Your thoughts rule your life. Walk and live like it’s all yours because it is. Faith With You. (I totally need this advice right now.)

Oh yes I want to paint another paper roll flower. Lots of them.

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