Expressive Flowers

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.

Expressive Flowers

Pink Swatches and Flowers

I took a few notes. Then I put my old palette to use. It’s almost gone. I’m ready to transition to my new pan set. Adding a little yellow green to permanent rose makes warm pinks.

Painting for fun. Mixing colors to see what happens. It’s all so wonderful. Practice for the sake of practice. Let there be no agenda. Quiet your voice. Begin to paint with poise. Let go of complaining. By quiet your voice, I mean the human one. Let your spirit shine. Let your spirit paint. Let your spirit create!

Creative Exploration

Paper roll blooms

Love making these flowers. So easy to make and different beautiful petals every time. I’m posting this right now because I need a reminder to keep creating keep making art. I am my best tool. Here’s to creating more. Here’s to just making art and being you.

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Creative Exploration

Keep going

I keep trying to paint this pattern and it hasn’t come out same. At all. What brush did I use? The colors are great together. All I know is when I painted this I let go, just did what I wanted. I need lots more of this. Oh and without hesitation I added it to the shop. This is the work my dreams are made of. The work that flows. At least that’s what the greats say.

Maybe I’ll paint another butterfly today.

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Creative Exploration

Ceramic Pot With Acrylic

Why am I exploring culture? The more I do, the more I feel connected to the world. I’ve admired it always, especially when I’ve gone to Mexico or San Diego. Along the highway, on my road trip I saw the Colorado Mountains and the Pennsylvania’s sign. Welcome to happiness is a great title for this book. Nature along with the people, what a great idea. For this project I’m going to bulid a collection on pinterest, learn and paint what catches my eye. I don’t know how I will organize this or what I’m painting but it’s going to be good.

Note to self:

Stop judging your skils and your work. Paint. Explore color and see what happens. Let the vase be slanted. Practice your drawing and PAINT. Explore. Watering down acrylic makes for good ceramic glazing textures. Instead of going from culture to culture paint what catches your eye.

If you are painting ceramics, think about what story you want to tell? Reminds me of a Egyptian vase? Oh.

Materials I used are acrylic paint, round brushes in sizes 1 and 7

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Creative Exploration

Ceramics with Watercolor

I’ve been looking at a few referece photos of Mexicos ceramics. This video showcases the colors, patterns and animals found in a variety of ceramics. Ceramics have been around for over 3,000 years. In Old town San Diego there’s a ceramic shop. Near the town is Bazaar Del Mundo. The patterns and color are really connected with nature. Here’s some sketches I did some months ago to test my ideas and skills. Pretty good.

I painted the plate pattern. I like the color. As I look at my sketches I see that I’ll benefit from beginning with simple deisgns.

Today’s task is to paint a pot. Using the inspiration from the video I’ll create a pot with a design that incorporates my love of nature. I should try to make a pot from clay? Maybe.

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Creative Exploration

Circle fish

Paint circles. Then turn the circles into something. I read these words on Saturday.

We are bound together in this ocean of love.

There’s interesting color and patterns in the ocean. I am definitely going to have to paint more fish. I explored lots of fish in Different Is Beautiful.

Find a circle object to stamp with. A candle lid could make a cool fish pattern!

Creative Exploration

Have you ever taken the time to frolic in the breeze observing every single detail? Seems like the more you observe nature, the more your condifence grows. Every element is unique in color, shape, line and space.

This quote expresses my sentiments, exactly.

All these things are an extension of myself. And I think how beautiful. how really great I am. – Alan Watts

I need to spend more time in nature.

Go to pinterest and find some picutes of pumpkins. I much rather roam a patch but these days that’s a no.

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Creative Exploration

A down to earth soul

I like the color so much that I had to paint circles with the leftover paint. Flowers? Yes but how? A few days later I reviewed the flowers I painted. My desktop wallpaper was an influence too. What I love most about art is there’s room for everyone. Everyone has a way, it could be collage, oil paint, fruit or fabric. When asked why, it’s always I just do. It’s an idea that takes over. Nature is art.

There’s also something in the neutral colors. I long for walks in the park with Roxy. That’s the kind of peace I want more of.

Creative Exploration

Politics is a g

Politics isn’t my topic. Sometimes that is a great motivator. Yesterday an artist posted #riseupshowupunite I woke up to kites and watercolor. That didn’t happen. Oragami paper worked great.

I’ve got the election on my mind. We all do. The last one broke my heart. I know that there’s some pessimism in this but the idea is that there are challenges in our lives. We come acroos defeat. That doesn’t mean we’ve lost. It means we have yet to win. We can’t lose hope.

Yor turn. Use construction paper. Color over copy paper. That’s a good idea. Paint. Create.