Expressive Flowers

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!

Expressive Flowers

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!

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Have a little faith

Now these are the blooms I want more of. Two funny truths were on my mind. Have a little faith are the words for this post. Yet I’m writing the words above the artwork so I can digitally copy and paste the words. I didn’t want to mess up my blue blooms. Ha. The other truth was given to me as I was working. It was a Jay Shetty’s podcast episode on breathing. When I’m out for a walk I stop and breathe with the trees, sun and birds. It’s a freeness like no other. As I finished up today’s projects, I sat in peace. My breath was calm, and the words have a little faith popped in my head.

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Paper roll blooms

Love making these flowers. So easy to make and different beautiful petals every time. I’m posting this right now because I need a reminder to keep creating keep making art. I am my best tool. Here’s to creating more. Here’s to just making art and being you.

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Love is always blooming

This week was weird. I find myself wanting to fully connect with my authentic me. I started a great audio book, Swagger. There’s been a few words of brutal honesty. I had to calm myself with Gospel Morning’s Love podcast. Last night’s evening stroll was a game changer. Always is. All the podcasts have been about love. Everything leads back to love. Love my authentic me, my authentic child soul who wants to draw all day long and share it.

This week I painted a few butterflies, paper roll flowers, an Allium and I still want to paint another, and abstract brush stroke flowers.

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Pink and Yellow Friendship Blooms

joy and friendship watercolor blooms to remind you that nature is on your side

The other day I went for a walk. I was deep in thought. I often am. I heard birds singing. Then a pink bloom or a peach bloom gets me. Suddenly I stop and each breath is love. It’s almost like that friend who calls you up. Sometimes you call them. You ramble about the days events just to get them of your chest. You ramble on about your fears and doubt. You dream. You dream the impossible. You let go. No judgement. No fear.

The great part is that there’s always nature. She’ll always give you a breeze or if not a warm hug. Or a rain dance … I could go on.

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Circles Make Good Flowers

reposting this from April and it’s a great reminder to always embrace your ideas. The more you the better.

Shapes are fun. Circles are easy to draw. No they don’t have to be perfect. Draw them with your left hand in various sizes. The choice is yours.

I leave you with an inspiring quote.

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke” – Jerzy Kosinski

Oh yeah I have lots of ideas. My next question is how do I learn creative writing and poetry. Reading and writing of course.

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Red Tempera Paint Sketching

Easy sketchbook painting with copy paper and temepra paint for ideas

A few days ago I painted, or should I say tried to paint a galaxy. The galaxy part was good but the lettering, I need practice. Lately I have been doing this red paint sketching. I have a big bottle that needs more using, especially now that I know how to mix up beautiful pinks. So I had an ok painting day. I painted for at least a few hours. Here I painted for like 15 minutes, no ideas, just some paint and a willingness to play. With the galaxy I painted with the notion that it had to be a certain way instead of seeing what happens. Surrender to the idea?