Art is Freedom

I could be upset, need rest, in distress but you tell me to work on an art project and I’m good. Seriously art makes me feel… FREE. Another amazing artist said,”You feel free. Art is freedom.” Yes I’m an amazng artist. You are and amazing artist. We all are,

Many times I’ll have a plan. Plans are good but my best work happens when I play. There’s no right or wrong. I paint paper. Let it dry. Observe the dry sheets. What colors work together? Oh right that’s for my color book. I cut out my petals and arrange them according to my eyes and heart. I go from idea to idea until we’re done.

blooming together

blooms that encourage you to be yourself

I love love painting blooms like this. Yet again I had fun watching children draw ideas for a drug free like me poster. We all have ideas. We all put those ideas together, that’s what makes a masterpiece. Going back to my blooms, it’s like going for a walk. You may see marigolds, white roses, pink roses, a lawn covered in daisies, a bird of paradise…I could go on. All of these beauties make our world the beauty that it is. Each bloom and artist is unique and yet we are the same because we ALL have ideas and wonderful art to share. Yes we all have our swagger.

Ok so I should paint a field of different kinds of flowers.

stamp with lids…

or leaves. Today I watched on as others mixed color, painted leaves and stamped. I would have taken a photo but my phone battery was practically dead. I watched on as they painted. Each was given the same tools: leaves, acrylic paint and a paint brush. Sure there was a quick demo. Once given the tools there was no hesitation. Before my eyes I saw them mixing wonderful color. Simple tools made beautiful art. These students were artists, no doubt. Seriously there was no doubt. None.

And that is how you paint, how you be an artist. You pick up the brush and paint. Paint leaves or lids. Use the back of the brush to press down your stamps. Yes I saw that too.

I am.

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.

yellow you warm me like the sun

Yellow Yellow

you make me feel mellow

Friendship smiiles

blooms you make me want a while

most of all you make me dream, imagine, and

curious like the kid who’s free

like the kid who knows how to just be

You light me, warm me like the sun

I want to paint and have fun

Did you enjoy this week’s color series? These posts are good writings for my color book. I’m rethinking my color palette. There’s room for all of us is a book about color and a love for us humans. It will be available in ebook form in December. Oh my, I forgot about the deadline! I’m going to work on the book this weekend.

Include a little poetry in the book? What a great idea!

testing a new site?

Pink bloom with acrylic paint and the words always blooming with yoy

Not sure why but woke up today saying, it’s time to update my website. What do you think? I like this new layout. I like the color. I love these blooms!

pink is for everyone

Pink the color of friendship

In the wrong thought

pink and peach roses

you bring me back

Isn’t pink for everybody?

Mix pink with orange

Mix pink with yellow

Mix pink with brown…

you have my attention