Creative Exploration

Exploring tools to paint blooms

Testing different tools to paint flowers

Erasers, ink, brush handles, pens, pencils…. I like the idea of taking an ordinary object and making something extraordinary. Stamping with tissue paper was fun last night.

Painting helps you learn all these lessons.

Flowers are pops of color.

Or should it be pops of happy? Both

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…because I got to have faith

What I love about painting flowers is that I can pick up any supplies and create a flower. I have a whole book filled with them! I go from idea to idea. It’s because of my faith. Faith is that voice that says I got this without having a why. There is a why but it’s without defined reason. For these moments, especially in despair, it’s like George Michael sings, because I gotta have faith.

To finish off the year and for the years to come I’m going to remember that t as much as I love going for a walk and feeling the warmth of the sun against my hair, that warmth is living breathing inside me when it rains, when it pours because that energy that binds us is ALWAYS HERE.

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Mosaic Happy

This bloom was inspired by a park in Spain. You walk along a path full of colorful pieces and all for our eyes. I wonder who and how they were placed in such a way on a bench and on the giant Iguana on the entry way of the building.

Yes it’s all I hope for with my work. I want to continue to create the kind of work that illuminates and encourages positivity.

If I can share that with you then it’s a win-win. If you’d like to purchase this beauty you can.

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What amazing words have you read lately?

Fly by the seat of my soul. I like this so much I added it to my Instagram profile.

Every now and then these words come to me and it’s always a sum of what I’ve been pondering.

Earlier it was perpetual curiosity. That’s me!

Last week it was I am responsible for my inner experience.

Ok I’m ready to write and paint a few flowers for my color book. Oh right purple flowers.

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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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Love is always blooming

This week was weird. I find myself wanting to fully connect with my authentic me. I started a great audio book, Swagger. There’s been a few words of brutal honesty. I had to calm myself with Gospel Morning’s Love podcast. Last night’s evening stroll was a game changer. Always is. All the podcasts have been about love. Everything leads back to love. Love my authentic me, my authentic child soul who wants to draw all day long and share it.

This week I painted a few butterflies, paper roll flowers, an Allium and I still want to paint another, and abstract brush stroke flowers.

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Positive Thoughts

Surface Design seems like a good idea! These flowers were created with a series of motions made with a flat brush. Not even sure how I mixed this beautiful color. A little red? Oh right it was just painting and that led to PLAY

The just painting and PLAY is part of the 100 ways to flower with power book. It’s all together only I need to physically do it. I have more writing and I’ll start next week.