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…

Something I wrote last year

and it makes sense to repost it today.

Creative Ways To Paint Trees

For a while I’ll be painting what I love to paint, trees.

For this tree I used:

– artist tape, watercolor paint, a blush brush and tempera paint.

First I spot the tape in a tree shape.

Then paint. I think I now have an idea for a scribble tree created with white ink pens on kraft paper.

Last I added some bulbs and monotones of green seems like a good idea.

I like it. There’s lots more tree ideas to paint. I’ll be adding some of these to my shops as well. Tomorrow I’ll get up early and write.

Make Art Not War

I snapped this photo from my shop because I’m on my phone. The file is on my computer. Anyway, my favorite artists have understood me. My favorite artists encourage and demand that my quiet voice be heard. They have allowed me to become the writer and painter I am today. I can only hope and dream to encourage you. I planned to begin the Adolfo Serra creative class two- three days ago but I feel like my screen time has…I’m glad all of the digitizing is done. This is my least favorite part of the process because HELLO I was born to create. Yes I know I can create on the computer but I much rather paint. It’s been this way is kinder.

Speaking of creating I want to create a whole series of patterns with quotes in the circle.

OK. As always, thank you so much for reading. I will see you next week. I might do a special post going over all of the tips… everything I learned throughout the process of writing Road Trip, which has been a lot. I’ve certainly grown as an artist. Have a great weekend!

The book is done!

I’m finally done with my book. Yup, Road Trip lessons for life is done. I made it with one day to spare. I’m afraid to read it and discover I need to do lots more…

Free ebook coming soon.

Favorite Project

Gathering up some of my favorite projects for my portfolio. Im going to redo my portfolio to include highlights and the process of book creating.

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A pirate’s life for me…

I painted this a few days ago and while I know perfectly well that I can paint a better pirate ship THIS ONE IS AWESOME. I painted with crumbled up paper. No sketing here.

Pirates go around doing as they please loving life all the while being hated by townspeople. Yup, a pirate’s life for me, minus the boozing and the stealing and …

My quote for this ship is:

Set your sails of thoughts in hope, love, adventure, bravery. OR not, the choice is yours. Best be aware there be naysayers lurkin’

Ok I miss the Pirates of Caribbean ride and I’ve been reading Think and Grow Rich. Right now the universe is saying,” Yeah I know you’re working on Road Trip. Keep writng. Explore and I’ll help you illustrate. I’m listening!

Sea Wave Texture

I had a plan but it didn’t work out. As soon as the spork hit the page, very little paint glided across the page.

So I tried straight lines, circular motions and then… I had to use a flat brush. I spread the paint. With the paint wet, I glided the spork in an ocean wave manner.

I took things a step further with trying to paint a green boat. The boat turned into a mug. The bear turned into a kangaroo. I wanted to test painting with one medium size flat brush. Not such a good idea. I don’t have a texture for the book. I’ll paint something tomorrow.