I was painting, when am I not painting. I mixed up a lavender tone. I had a fresh sheet of paper and a brilliant thought. Bring color and balance to every garden. What an idea! I was in my flow. I could go from idea to idea, let go. Then came noise. My mind was cluttered. I was painting to finish. Peace was no longer there. It was, always is but I detached from it.
The Allium I painted, it was the wrong color, wrong stems, and most of all it didn’t come from the inner me. How could it? My best happens in my zone, in my cocoon. Yes my cocoon is where nothing exists but me and my idea. Sometimes you have no idea. The skills are always there. Skills can always be improved.
An hour later I was in my zone and sketched a beautiful Allium. I will paint the Allium and share the rest of the story on a later post. My point for today is that we are all butterflies capable of being that burst of color that happens upon you. Butterflies remind us to flutter flutter and be color.
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Do you know about the murals.? I couldn’t believe that the whole school worked together to create it. At the time I was working on my book and loving Ericle Carle’s work. My letters are good but I want to change the color and texture. In a couple of weeks I will be redoing a few book covers and other art projects to celebrate my books and the new one to come.
I have been going over my blog and me as an artist. Why do I create? I simply can’t imagine doing anything else. I am working on a career move. This one must encourage me to keep going. A creative’s life for me always.
For now creatively hue is just making art and nourishing the mind. Sound good?
That’s the question I want to keep in mind as I dig deep into the world of Branding and Trends. Seth Godin says do what you love is for amateurs. Love what you do is for professionals. That ‘s where I intend to be.
For now I must keep making more Collage, more flowers and connect that with a few of the trends. I can totally work with night affirmations and mystics. The place I want to be in is no rules, I want to know why, I can relate place.
Ok so my word of the year is make. Making involves observing, making, changing, growing, listening to the voice inside you, not lizard brain. At some point I’ll have my answer.
The first book project of the year was Different Is Beautiful. It took time painting all the sheets and cutting the shapes Sometimes I painted little details. At some point I just painted sheets of paper with green, blue, pink, orange and yellow. I can use textures and color to reinforce just how beautiful every element in nature is. All the animals have distinctive spots and colors. It sparks my curiosity! Different Is Beautiful! This book led to exploring us, culutre. Wait a minute… I began with the ocean…I may now have the outline for the culture book. I can begin with my culture and choose different spots around the world. I should pin a world map to keep track?
Keep making and let the details take care of themselves.
Here’s round 2 of my sporadic lettering ideas. Is this hand lettering in the typical sense. I hope not. I’ve been creating to see where the idea takes me. Sometimes you see artists-kids- sharing their work with excitement because of the idea. There’s no perfection. I observe this with artists from time to time. I know there’s lots of practice to get to the free to fail creative state. Skill is important but what everything really comes down to is mindselt.
Think of some quotes. Halloween ones. Write. Create. No Helvetica unless there’s good reason too. I am going to paint some fun halloween crafts. Purple spider. Or Green.
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.
I am writing a list of wants. I have a page. I will never forget my RSP class. EVER! We created and it was amazing. I know they are not going to read this. I still have to share my memories. It is always good to release good vibes of gratitude. Maybe others are looking for a fun creative project too. One of my wants is to do this again. I will.