Expressive Flowers

Growing With You and for You

five pink and orange collage flowers

These blooms were inspired by a few flowers on my pinterest board. I do keep a collection of flowers, trees, culture and of course color. I’ve been feeling extra appreciation for nature. Nature is always with us. It’s in every breathe.

It’s July and time to begin the self love project. The ideas will come from my self love pinterest board. Good timing on creating these heart petal collage flowers. I should do the Anthropologie paper flower next. I will. I’m going to have such a great time working on the collage course. For now let the self love projects begin!

Siempre,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

Smile Bloom

Painted paper always feels like painted paper. As I begin cutting and pasting, the paper turns into a beautiful bloom. I’ll observe the paper and choose a texture for a leaf. Yes, I’ll see the leaf and cut the paper around it. Michealangelo defined sculpture in the same way. You take away all that doesn’t belong. The art process, my art process is about the same idea. Isn’t it? The idea, the masterpiece, the bloom, it’s always there. We simply have to chisel away the doubt, the voices…and focus on the making.

With each stroke, I get closer and closer to the art that is neither good nor bad. I can constructively look at my art. I keep cutting. I keep pasting. I keep painting. What do you think? Not sure why I’ve been thinking about Michelangelo’s idea but I’m going to think if that as I look at a blank watercolor page.

With Love,

Mireya

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Listen to the voices of the mountains collage.

voices of the mountains quote collage

Another wonderful example of how painting random strokes leads to interesting texters and beautiful mountains. These mountains will be in The Magic of Color. Not sure if it’s the color or the formations but driving along the Colorado Mountains was breathtakingly peaceful. It’s both. I think the key to happiness, or a meaningful life is to flow with this rhythm.

Collage Art

I Am Collage Blooms

These blooms were inspired by Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle. I was thinking rhyme, but I wanted a few words. I AM seemed like a confident wacky way to say be yourself, have fun and just paint what you’re going to paint.

The blue letters and pink and purple blooms create the vibes I want to convey. I was going places with this design but didn’t know what to do. I laid out collage paper, let Truffula trees inspire me and cut and arranged according to my eyes. I like it!

Creative Exploration

Different Is Beautiful

This is a hand painted collage art animal book about self love. It's dedicated to us.

Have you read this book? This is books has a special place in my heart. All of my projects do but this book, this book is filled with my swagger. When I was a child I would think about everything in nature. Why a fish is a fish. How extraordinary that their water is what breath is to me. What’s it like to swim in the dark depths of the ocean? Do dogs talk like we humans do. Everything is exactly as it’s meant to me. In this book I explored the ocean, insects and my favorite horses. From the horse who reminds us to be wildly free to the small bees who make a world of difference in spite of their size every single animal, flower and the universe all of it is a reminder that we each have a color, a talent or a skill and where would we be without that love.

A dark side? Yes there are dark forces who tell us or treat us other wise but let’s focus on us. This year I became a Star Wars fan. I am still surprised by that. Everything is connected by a force and energy that binds us all. Every time I go for walk and breath in the breeze and the beautiful peach pink blooms I feel it. Wait a minute, Star Wars has been me all along.

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Creative Exploration

Different Is Beautiful

Why?

As a kid I was always curious about animals. I still am. Do they understand me? Is a Cobra really shy? Snakes terrify me. Are snakes terrified of me too? Butterflies flutter where they choose. I walk in thought and suddenly a a flutter of yellow changes it all or invites me to play. Birds flock together. Female Elephants run the heard. Smart herd, hah. I would look at fish and wonder about their patterns and color. Their water is my breath of fresh air. I could go on. Bees are tiny. Yet the role they play in this world is profound.

This project gave me the chance to explore Eric Carl’s work. I had this idea for a least a year. I spent a month in an RSP classroom and taught the kids my art. It is better said that I merely supplied the tools. Students always teach me. It was that experience that made me promise to write a book. Oh wait that was a different book on the ideas about art. Can art save the world? The ideas and how it makes you feel? It creates flow. Yes I just read about this in the morning.! Flow is what I have been experiencing during making art. Back to the class, friendships were mended. Confidence grew. Ideas and imagination were alive and well! That was the best assignment I had. I want more of that. I welcome it. From then on I fell in love with collage and finally brought a childhood idea to life.

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Creative Exploration

Here’s the lemon. The candle lid floral stamp is hardly visible, Tracing paper may not be the best option for stamping. I do like this simple lemon and the idea is even better. I should have taken more care in gluing the lemon. Somehow the unintended bubbles reinformace my thought. Lemons like life’s problems can be too bitter to eat alone. What makes a world of difference is knowing that just the right amount of lemon makes good chicken or bars. The choice is always ours. I write and create the advice I need.

I can’t believe it’s Friday again. I have been painitng lots of new work. Much of it is me saying I’m gong to paint. I don’t know what I’ll paint. Or paint corn but end up painting lemons and leaves. Oh I painted curcles and a cactus. Collage lettering. Life is truly better when I paint what I want. I am better.

Have a good weekend. I’ll probably do a weekend post.