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Corita Kent. Yes my collage work here is inspired by Corita. Her work was so simple and relatable. I could have learned so much with her as my teacher. I read her book and I am learning. What am I saying.

One of my favorites. I worked on this Peacock for a few days. I painted the texture with a small flat tree gumball. My inspriation was Eric Carle. I wanted to use color and texture to show the wonderful pattern and color in this world. I painted several texture papers. Then let my eyes choose the color scheme. Good job Thank you for subscribing.

Circle fish

Paint circles. Then turn the circles into something. I read these words on Saturday.

We are bound together in this ocean of love.

There’s interesting color and patterns in the ocean. I am definitely going to have to paint more fish. I explored lots of fish in Different Is Beautiful.

Find a circle object to stamp with. A candle lid could make a cool fish pattern!

How to make leaves-india ink +tracing paper

Years ago I did a food coloring fall tree. It was for an RSP class. I thought I had the images but I deleted them. I should check my backup phone files. I deleted them. Here’s an interesting link. Today I’m going to recreate this project. Only instead of coffee filters and food coloring I’ll be using India ink and tracing paper. Perhaps leaves too. Tracing paper has a different texture and weight than filter paper.

What a great idea! I could use tracing paper for collage. Thick acrylic paint with interesting textures. Adding drops of color to a ceramic plate and then pressing the paper into the paint works great. Eyedropper not so good.

I am grateful for every opportunity that I have to share my art. I welcome many more days. I believe it’s official . I like the name Creatively Hue. I am all about creating for a better you. By the way I keep a collection of all things that insprie my work. Yesterday I added a bunch of Corita Kent work to my hand lettering board. She’s such and inspiration.

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Decorate A Pumpkin With You



I painted these pumpkins last year? Deep down we know who we are. Yet we play the imposter card. What will they think? But the idea is stupid. I won’t succeed. Not with talk like that you won’t. These pumpkins were inspired by a think.make.share post. The blog does this every year.

You are who you are for a reason. All I know is that I make better art when it comes frome me. In my creative zone there is no doubt, fear, happiness or passion. There’s this need to create. And well, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to the fulfilment of knowing others will benefit too.

A few of you have asked or want to leave comments. I don’t display likes or allow comments because my blog is my creative zone. This is my place where I can be free to observe and make. I have so many ideas. Every single piece of art I make brings me closer to my true self. I can only hope it radiates. Have a little fun. What is your favorite color, song, character, book or quote. Decoratae a pumpkin.

On another note I am thinking of a new name. Blue Apple Studio? Observe.Think.Make? (this one just came to me)

Keep Going

Sometimes you paint and it doesn’t go as intended. The easy fix is take what works. Learn, carve out what doesn’t belong. Add the new and you have a beautiful flower. I’ve been doing this a lot lately. Michelangelo said it best:

In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.

I know this is a simple example but there have been times when the idea gets lost. I paint layer on layer and occasionally magic happens. Out of nowhere I have an idea that I can use. I simply bring it into the computer. Mnimally revise and done. Plus all of my work is scanned and saved digitally. I can easily use it as artwork for the shop, blog and client work.

Thank you to all the new subscribers. It helps me continue my journey. New art, new projects and a new name!

Thank you to all my new subscribers. Have a question or idea? Use this form here. Have a good week. I shall enjoy my walk.

I wanted to paint a sketch of three flowers in complimentary color. The idea is to compliment each other with our talents, strengths, culture, language, art etc.

Now that’s certainly worth celebrating.

The days are geting shorter. Summer weather is taking its time. All the more reason to long for sweater days and fall nights. Is there ever a winter in Los Angeles?

I didn’t like the pumpkin version of this so I painted a tree, Oh yes, I drew this tree after reading Bruno Munari. Not too sure about the color scheme, Is this a little melancholic? My problem is that I saw this tree a different way. I definitely worked through this painting. Paper and paint do make a difference. The major difference comes from you.

Then I see the swing and gaze up at the moon. And the stars. One could be boggled with doubt. Then you look up and the moon, she speaks of love.

Now I’ll go work on a floral pinata. Thanks so much for all of you who sunscribe. Creativity is in my blood. I enjoy sharing my lessons and projects because I know I’m not the only one. There’s lots more to come!

Make something new

I am all about lovely backgrounds these days. Usually my work is colorful against a white background. I adore color. I am not sure but it’s a style that emphasizes color. That’s how I’ve painted. I’ve also deviated from blue a little. I always keep coming back. Blue is a tranquil color. It looks good on everyone. There’s tones of invitation, warmth, FAITH, melancholy, peace…I could go on. For one moment the lettering could have been blue. The lettering looks good in brown. That’s a note for this creative exploration journal.

For today I want to say have no doubt. Do what you must. Take care of you. The universe will always have yuor back.

This design was used with a dried raindrop stamp. Works great with paint! Oh I did paint a flower.

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