On why I’m painting flowers

We all begin with an idea of how to draw flowers. We scribble. We insist on black, purple or every color of the rainbow. We are born lovable, creative and curious. We fly to the moon or sail the seas in a cardboard box. Then comes the days when we stop drawing, stop having fun. This book is for creatives who say they can’t draw. It is for creatives who are in search of their best work. Perhaps creatives who struggle with creative block. This book is about the freedom that comes from play. This book is a reminder that when you truly observe the world around you, you’ll understand that there is no “right” way to draw. You’ll understand that different is beautiful. There is possibility in all of it. I am in search of my best work. I am realizing that it is already here, always has been. It is I who needs to keep showing up every single day.

(I wrote a summery soon to be ebook on my experience and I am not looking back. )

Ready to Fly

Good day painting today. I had an idea but I let color tell the story. I have found a place. My place. I have been interested in expressing the emotions of being in the place, nature of course and where ideas spark. There are these abstract artists that sporadically come my way. Funny how all of it works together. It finds you. I have of course been painitng, A LOT. I am ready to fly. I can’t wait to scan this. More Butterflies. More Flowers. Lovely.

Heart Shape Bubble Wrap You

have my heart. The dots didn’t come out as I expected. These petals are even better. I want my pictures to not come out so washed out. The color is much more vibrant. And it will be when I scan it.

The stem was practice for another flower I’ll be painting next week. It’s this aweome flower I captured on one of my nature walks. I’m building a collection on pinterest! What a week. I painted everything I wanted to paint, finished a workshop and still need to work on the course, oh and the butterfly.

What a week. What really helped is make and I will never forget Ms. Gorman’s words. Never.

Tie Dye + Watercolor- Day 5

I’m attenting a pinterest workshop. There was mention of the trend tie dye. I’ve seen similar watercolor effects.

reasearch patterns

I do like flowers.

start painting

Paint in a pattern of circle lines. Use a little water to blend lines.

Add details with acrylic,salt, stamp, and pencils.

What is Tie Dye? A symbol of self expression. A countercultural movement. A rejection of social injustice, norms, capitalism and violence. No wonder Tie Dye is so popular these days.

This is a great article. I have to paint more of these. Let me scan this.

Drawing Trees ( Day 3)

Draw trees from memory. Draw my favorites. Draw what comes to mind. The more unusual, like leaf shape or color, the better.

Intersting how the mood of the tree changes with the strokes. My favorite is the hair looking one. It’s a great one for some of my breeze thoughts.

The square leaves is my favorite.

What should the words be? Find a place where you can rest, think, think, rest, PLAY, and dream. The color and path of the leaves make a heart shape. Literally eveything about this is thinking, resting, playing and dreaming. No doubt.

Well done!

Draw All Things Blue – Day 2

The top half is all me. I did google blue things and not much came up. I contiuned to challenge myself, thnking of project ideas yet to be finished, thinking of past projects and pinterst faves. This is a great starting point for lots of ideas.

One I’ve been wanting to create. I’ll paint that one another time but this just came to me in the car. Love when this happens.

Another good day. What’ll I do tomorrow?