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Sunflowers you make me happy!

There I was painting sunflowers. I had Cat Coq’s sunflower tutorial on my mind. I’m ready for fall. Sunflowers are trending. I want good work for the shop. I kept painting and referencing photos. This technique never works because I obsess over details. I was about to call it a day when pink sunflowers popped into my head. Pink and peach express how nature makes me feel. At that moment I knew I needed to paint and let my flowers bloom. Then I thought about the rainbow watercolor art print. The lines in between colors were uneven but the neutral colors and the Maya Angelou quote, beautiful!

I’m going to paint more sunflowers this week. All these sunflowers gave me the confidence to design a logo for my website but that’s another post. Here’s to painting like you mean it, painitng with your heart. Wait till you see my pink and orange collage sunflower!

Siempre,

Mireya

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Butterfly Floral Collage

a yellow butterfly filled with pink and blue flowers
colorful

Not sure where this came from but Wow! I wasn’t sure what my journal entry would be. Catcoq’s email was about animal motifs. I read a fabulous EttaVee post on abundance mentality. You know I had to do something with flowers and a butterfly. Beyoncé’s new song was fresh on my mind. That is all I have to say about this beautiful butterfly. I do want to paint the background. I want to cursively write the word fly someplace inside the butterfly. I want this to be a print on the wall. As the color catches your eye, you’re curious, and your eyes lead to fly. Altogether the word fly just makes you want to release, flow and fly. Fly like the wind. I want to fly. I need to fly.

Ok so I had a lot more to say. I should write a poem. I shall. It’s written.

With Love

Mireya

Are you a subscriber? There are lots more blooms to come. All these journal entries are going to lead to a book project. Not sure what that book will be. I do have an idea. It will come together.

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Lovely Pinks Ornament Flowers

I posted new artwork on society6. I worked on my calendar. I started my journal! I’ve stalked up on supplies and ready to go.

Here’s my summer to do list:

  • Promote books with Pinterest story videos for each of my books
  • Self love art projects. One idea is painted book paper blooms inspired by an Anthropologie window display. This begins July
  • Read. I have chosen poetry and a biography for starters. I have a list of books
  • organize/map out a collage course Oh I could host a mini course idea here and video on Pinterest
  • AND the biggest of all is to continue with flower exploration. It’ll be part 2 of There’s No Right Way to Paint a Flower

Now I’ll go review my notes, and go for a wonderful walk.

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Wise Trees Collage Tree

There are a few trees that I redid for the re-release of Wise Trees. The other is a crayon one. Glue gun and crayons is amazing! I should add that to my Pinterest. I will. I have many many more trees to paint but I’ll save these for the next book project.

Ok I’m kicking off my summer painting this week and what better way to do that then with Wise Trees.

Have you read the read? Oh it’s so good and azure to spark your curiosity and make you feel like you can paint what you want to paint! Please do leave a review of the book on Amazon. Your support means so much to me.

Let’s make it a great week! Let’s make it a great summer.

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Giving art a second chance?

Use new tools like a dagger brush to paint flowers

I had these flowers in the love the color and petals but not a good bloom pile. The file was on my computer and in a redo file. The color is beautiful. Seems like color is a constant in all of my work. What was wrong with these in the first place? Maybe it was because the idea was quick to produce. I’m adding these flowers to my shop. These flowers are my process and a reminder to always have a faith in my work. Do I still have the actual artwork? I could paint a textured background. Even if I don’t have the actual blooms, I have the brush! I suppose it’s important to ask why I’m rejecting my work. Wait I’ve seen this quote someplace:

Make now. Question later.

You see that is a true artist. Though I may not be physically painting, I am painting in spirit, in my imagination! Art is always on my mind, in my heart.

With love,

Mireya

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Using household paint as your artist paint?

What! I never thought about that but why not? It’s paint. I was watching a video today and apparently you can. Since aim not painting this weekend, I can think about it and watch others paint.

Happy painting and with love,

Mireya

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A sponge a stick and you have a bloom

Simple tools. It works. I haven’t painted much these days. Today I finally doodled with some pens. It was like, ah everything is suddenly right again. It felt like the breeze.

It’s been breezy and there’s nothing like a breeze. It’s fresh, free and nature! It’s almost like painting or drawing.

I need more of just watching the breeze. Suddenly I am thinking about all of my thoughts. It’s so important to take care of your mind.

Art helps you do that. I’m still working on a summer reading list. Oh and there’s a few new tools I want to test out. Oh and paint a few trees.

I guess I now have my weekly to-do list.

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Blooms on the Book cover

These ornament blooms are on the cover of my book. It’s nice to take an ordinary object and turn it into something amazing. Not sure when but the idea popped in my head. I should paint more of these. I’ll maybe do an Instagram live. No a story video on Pinterest! That works.

Everyday there are more of you. I thank you! We’re going to have fun this summer!

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Pink Swatches and Flowers

I took a few notes. Then I put my old palette to use. It’s almost gone. I’m ready to transition to my new pan set. Adding a little yellow green to permanent rose makes warm pinks.

Painting for fun. Mixing colors to see what happens. It’s all so wonderful. Practice for the sake of practice. Let there be no agenda. Quiet your voice. Begin to paint with poise. Let go of complaining. By quiet your voice, I mean the human one. Let your spirit shine. Let your spirit paint. Let your spirit create!