Finger painting. Paper rolls. Flat brush. Clouds. Scraps of paper. Scrappy sponge. What do all of these ideas have in common? PLAY. For the past few days I’ve been painting. I always paint, every single day. These past days I haven’t had a single bloom that I want to share, scan or add to the shop. I did do a little writing for the color book. The writing is good. I like the writing. With the painting, it felt like I had to paint. I no longer have the entire day to paint. My best ideas, my best artwork happens when I have time to play. I miss the days when the ideas keep coming and I don’t want to run out of paper. I suppose that I forgot to simply let go and paint. I’ve played for 5 minutes or 10 minutes.
Yes this post and all of these projects are examples, reasons to let go and play. Surrender. We don’t need to be perfect because we’re not. We don’t need to have answers. We just need to pick up the brush and paint. Ok this post was my hold up wait a minute breath moment. Now I’m going to go finger paint some flowers.
I posted about this yesterday but this bloom deserves it’s own post. I should have scanned this bloom before I threw it out. Yes I threw it out. Sometimes I over analyze the idea. The stigma is too big. I painted with iridescent white when I really wanted a warm white. Only now I wish I hadn’t.
Sometimes ideas work
Sometimes they don’t
It’s not about the rules
It’s not about judging fools
It’s about doing what you’re doing
bravely in the light
It’s everything but a fight
Oh sometimes there’s struggle to choose
With me you’ll never loose
Oh my, I like writing these poems. Yes you are responsible for your inner experience, Wow so deep and the words of a post from Kute Blackson. Yes love you and know that the trees, breeze and tonight’s moon and stars love you.
I’m ready to add new work to my shop and paint. It’s going to be good.
Your best work comes when you allow it to. You have an idea of the outcome but you are open to the bigger better changes that happen when you just paint and see what happens. That’s why I like painting paper roll blooms because you never know wat will happen until it blooms.
I bought palette knives to mix paint with. Palette knives make great paint brushes. I was thinking about the peach blooms in my neighborhood. Let these blooms encourage you to create your best work. Your best work is already there but you have to practice and paint. Nature with her color and breeze always reminds us to listen and trust ourselves.
Can I just paint like this forever. Is this me feeling the love that I have for others and really an appreciation and love for me? Yes but it’s also what I feel when I go for walks and see the colorful blooms and soft swaying of the trees.
I don’t know what it is about these days but I’ve been feeling an inner peace even more. I picked up the paint brush. I mixed up pinks and painted. It’s not perfect. It can be messy. Paint and paint I did. It’s painting like this that makes me say, you see, you’re a visionary artist and you were born for this.
Painting doesn’t make me happy or mad. Painting gives me this state of being, it’s peace. When I can share that it’s even better.
Cosmos have heart shaped petals, well almost. In Greek, Cosmos mean orderly, beautiful and ornamental. Our talents, our skills, our authenticity are all ornamental and beautiful. Painting like this gives me rest and ease. I have so much more to paint. I have so much more to say.
Thank you for reading. I spent a little time writing for the color book. I do believe I have an idea! More updates coming soon!
I like my sketch better and here’s why. The sketch was all me. I picked up a green marker and drew. With the watercolor version I was focused on getting my painting to look like my sketch. I could feel the freedom in my sketch. In the watercolor version I love the color scheme but the leaves not so much.
Different but Same Love
Ok time to paint, listen to another chapter of Swagger and see what my followers are up to. If you’re working on a project tell me about it. Tag me on instagram @creatively.hue or pinterest. Email me. We all have art to share.
I was listening to a James Victore podcast and his words practice without doubt, practice without perfection and practice without comparison are golden. When I practice it’s not that I’m happy or perfectly painting. There is this peace and in that peace are me an the idea. There are no rules, that terrible sense of rules that makes you hold the brush wrong and you’ve made a mistake. Someone shared that very notion with me. We think it’s wrong because we’ve conditioned ourselves to believe such lies. We have allowed outside forces to condition us.
I just had my birthday almost a week ago and I’m still celebrating. I’ve been posting some of my words and getting more likes. These are what I really want to make. Thank you for your feedback. Your likes are inspiration to keep painting. I’m going to keep painting regardless.
Nature is such a confidence booster. Nature is such a creative booster. It was a hot summer day. I think I’ll go for a quick summer evening stroll. Let these blooms remind us to feel the breeze and dance with ease. We’re not worried about what they say because we’re too busy doing with we do.
I picked out my flat brush, mixed a few friendship tones and and it was exactly how I felt. I want and need more of this kind of painting. Ok now it’s time to go for a stroll.