My tool box

I’ll be putting together a list of tools I wish I had when I started.

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.

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.

simple to beautiful blooms with q-tips

Take something simple and turn it into beautiful

All you need are q-tips.

Imagination

Curiosity

Your favorite color

swagger

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.

There’s no right way to paint a flower

wataercolor florals using heart shapes

…I am realizing that my phone doesn’t take good photos. Or is it me? And there’s the blanket sketch that looks nothing like the blanket I posted yesterday. Yesterday I sat at the kitchen table and went through every flower I’ve painted and just like that my book came together.

There is no right way to Paint a flower

Should this be my title? Yes! I had a beautiufl pink and sketch. Seriously there’s no right way to paint a flower. Use a circle, your thumb, your hand or dip the brush in watercolor and make shapes. The choice is yours. That is the brilliance of you! We all have different ideas.

The funny part is I focused on my sketch thinking I had to paint like my sketch or the flower would be wrong? I painted the petals, no pencil just paint.

The only wrong way to paint a flower is to believe there is a wrong way.

By the way, the actual florals don’t have floral petals. I chose to paint hearts because the florals are colorful. I couldn’t help but feel love.

This is going to be great book.

See you tomorrow when I paint my word of the year with markers. Yes tested my waterproof markers and I’m ready!

fall colors

Beautiful colors of fall. Just taking a simple shape and painting in the most beautiful shades of orange and brown makes me smile. My hearts are even more beautiful scanned. My camera sometimes, doesn’t give color its original vibrancy.

Dots would be good. Turn those dots into pumpkins or cats? What a great idea. I will pencil that in! Oh I I have an idea for a cultural one. I’ll do it. Not to worry you’ll see it soon! The best part is I created these colors by mixing up the primaries. What a wonderful way to learn about color!

Edits for the book

I’m changing the name from weird is beautiful to different is beautiful. So yesterday I had the house to myself. I painted. I painted lots of textures. The video is posted on my Instagram @hellomireya. I’m not a YouTuber but I’d like to do more videos on Instagram.

My favorite textures are the ones I just mix up with color. I like just applying the drops of paint. Then using a wide brush to blend. The beauty is in knowing how to blend the right color combination.

Oh and I’m looking at animals. There’s so many to choose from. I’ll just create. No need to be realistic.

One final truth is acceptance. I never realized how beautiful this word is. I accept that I want to keep creating. I accept that I haven’t been dedicated as I should be. I accept that I am a talent and a force to be reckoned with. This part of me is slightly hiding. Hiding. Got to think more on this…