Is nature in your creative tool box?

nature is your best inspiration.

Go For a walk.
Feel the breeze.
See the trees.
Tell the blooms your dreams.
Tell the blooms your fears.
Warmth will hold them dear.
Soon she will pass them to the
moon and the stars.
Until then keep walking.
Keep drawing.

I was looking for a project today and I found it. Or did it find me.

Take one of your old projects and turn it into something new.

I created a sketchbook journal using leaves I painted months ago. I added a creative write about a previous experience going for a walk. Ok time to paint a Hopi Crape.

An Ornament, hearts and belief make good blooms

Oh it really is.

The best comes of course when you are creating. You are deep in practice and you stop and question. Keep going Keep making. Out of nowhere it will come.

When all else fails just paint

I wanted to mix up beautiful color and let the brush paint what I felt. You know the feeling. You feel a connection and the idea practically paints itself. It’s so natural that you question.

Be True To You Blooms

I have been busy learning color and painting. I have also been going through old work. Love this design. Proud of the book too. Creative Bloom is really the beginning of exploring and painting flowers. I’m going to get even better. I have plans to create an online class where we can have fun and paint together. Oh in an Anthropologie store? That would be cool too.

Circles Make Good Flowers

reposting this from April and it’s a great reminder to always embrace your ideas. The more you the better.

Shapes are fun. Circles are easy to draw. No they don’t have to be perfect. Draw them with your left hand in various sizes. The choice is yours.

I leave you with an inspiring quote.

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke” – Jerzy Kosinski

Oh yeah I have lots of ideas. My next question is how do I learn creative writing and poetry. Reading and writing of course.

Tips for using Acrylic Paint

Today I had the I can do this all day momentum. What really made me smile is that I figured out how to keep my paint creamy.

  • With a flat brush paint water over a your mixing plate. My plate is a $2 plate I bought at Walmart.
  • Squeeze the paint onto the wet plate,.
  • Swirl each color until it is smooth. You could use a palette knife.
  • Add small drops of water util you have creamy paint.
  • You could mix a little white to your color
  • Have fun!

I place a color on each corner. Add a drop of white in the center. Then I have the rest of the plate to mix color. The magic begins! All I had to do was practice. Yes with practice and a willingness to explore I found the answer. Not so good with the actual flower artwork. That’s another post.

Surender to the making

motivational words to keep you creating making art

Today why not share some of my words. This is something I’ve been telling myself. I have this stack of kraft paper that I haven’t used. I have been holding on for the right project, my hopes and dreams. What I have learned with creative exploration is that the best way to learn and grow is through making art. At some point you get into this flow. You don’t think so much. There’s this force that guides you and it’s your zone, your place. It feels like looking up at the moon and stars.

More flowers and still working on my letters. Love letters for the self because we are one.

Thank you for reading. Every day there is more of you.

Yes You Can Pink And Orange Blooms

paint flower petals with a flat brush and acrylic

I forgot the exact worrds I utterd. I painted the petals seeing these blooms come together. What a surprise. Yes you can seems like a good summary. Abstract flowers. Yes you can. Petals with a flat brush. Yes you can. Build a community. Yes you can. Keep working. Keep creating. Keep making art. You can paint. You have skills. Mix beautiful color. Yes you can!

Red Tempera Paint Sketching

Easy sketchbook painting with copy paper and temepra paint for ideas

A few days ago I painted, or should I say tried to paint a galaxy. The galaxy part was good but the lettering, I need practice. Lately I have been doing this red paint sketching. I have a big bottle that needs more using, especially now that I know how to mix up beautiful pinks. So I had an ok painting day. I painted for at least a few hours. Here I painted for like 15 minutes, no ideas, just some paint and a willingness to play. With the galaxy I painted with the notion that it had to be a certain way instead of seeing what happens. Surrender to the idea?