Expressive Flowers

Drawing Roses from Life!

I had the most amazing day wandering around sketching all of the flowers I saw. I didn’t just see yellow roses. I saw this gorgeous tone of yellow. There were these magenta roses but none like a magenta I’ve ever mixed. These are the colors I dream of. Oh, that would be a great activity for my journal. The day was warm and the birds were singing. These are the moments where I’m like… can I live this every day!

Then it was on to a rustic stone house and a recurring thought every time I roam a museum. What stories would these walls tell me? Is there more than what the exhibit reveals? It was magic being in a room where poets, authors, singers, filmmakers, nature writers, and artists once lived. Yes, there was diversity in what they did but I shall never forget who they were. Many of these famous visitors were women! Not just women but Native American and Asian women. Charles Lummis was an advocate for diversity especially for Native Americans.

And all that led me to ponder the legacy and history I am part of. I am proud of my heritage. I am all things nature and spiritual. I am a teacher of character, peace, and mindfulness. I am a learner. I am a visionary. I am an expressive floral artist.

At this moment I want to paint flowers the way they make me feel. The poet in me sang,” Let’s show up with this powerful love and paint.”

It was wonderful to explore today! I have ideas and a color palette I will be working on this week. Interesting how I have never been able to fill about the about me description like I just did. I felt so good that I walked into an art store and didn’t buy anything. I have enough paint. I have the peace. Let’s do this!

Now it’s your turn! Who are you and what do you do? Comment below.



Expressive Flowers, Roses Project

Roses-Hope Is Never Lost

It was a beautiful morning. The sun had risen, and the skies were clear. It has been raining a lot! Of course, that means spring is going to be beautiful. And it has been. I’ve come across beautiful flowers and a butterfly. It made my heart flutter.

With all this love in my spirit, I got out my Quinacridone Magenta, Titanium White, Medium Yellow, bright brush, and painted a lovely peach texture. I used a credit card piece to smooth out the paint. Then I was off to give an old painting new love.

Much better!

A sketch of two purple roses on a peach background

Suzanne’s class is exactly what I needed. Mixing your own green is amazing! Sporadic brush strokes are fabulous! The most important part is, I feel empowered to express my ideas.

I got to paint for the first time in a week. I’m grateful to be feeling better! Thank you so much for reading and for subscribing. I’ve been checking the numbers and Creatively Hue is growing. As I said, I’m sharing more content. I have a new idea pin that I’ll be posting on Pinterest. Do you have a tip to share? Comment below.

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Expressive Flowers

Viva Magenta

A balane between warm and cold


A little flirty


Mind altering

Confidence boosting

A new vision

Oh and my favorite natural beginnings rooted in nature

viva magenta flowers in vase sketch

Now that I’ve found fluorescent pink or fluorescent pink has found me, my pinks are brighter and bolder. I feel like I need to do the same in my writing and my work. I have a list of topics for my pink roses project. In fact, it’s going to be a book. There are more and more flowers in my wild thoughts paper flower collage project.

I just want to take this moment to say thank you for being a fan. Your comments, feedback, and subscription mean a lot. I love what I do and want to do more of it. In the next few days, I’ll be creating lists of my favorite projects, favorite supplies, and more on my word of 2023. Speaking of 2023, the Pantone Color of the Year is Viva Magenta. I’m going to do a lot with this color.