Collage Flowers and Greatness

various pink yellow and blue flowers on a light blue background

What to do with leftover collage paper? My answer came as I was working on colors and textures for the book. De Colores is a celebration of color. Everything has color. Today we discussed the American Womans Quarters Program. It was inspiring to learn about the diverse women. Yes that beautiful word diversity. AND that’s the greatness I speak of ,the word I chose for this year. It made me feel like yes Amanda and Maya I too have words to sing. I’ll do it through my color, my art.

What does all this have to do with my flower collage painting? I just took the odds and leftover papers and cut. I let my eyes and my spirit decide. I tried this and that until I was was done.

Greatness is turning scraps into art.

Greatness is you keep going.

Greatness is no matter what, you rise

Greatness is both fish and snakes have scales, yet they’re different.

Greatness is though we walk and talk different, together we laugh and smile.

About Painting Textures

watercolor wash background with yellow butterfly

There you are walking along, sometimes the deep or negative kind and a butterlfy flutters past you settling on a flower. Yes it’s the color, it’s the butterfly that changes my perspective. I worte these words days ago. Reading my words and editing—I want to share it now.

I’m looking up texture ideas and rounding up objects. Oh I need to find the embroidered ribbon. I’ve started a folder for texture papers. I’ll be using all kinds of paper. The collage floral one is looking good. I may add this yellow butterfly to the book, I may not. This is my story, my thoughts so why not just paint textures. Instead of thinking about what to do just paint. Then I can pair the texture with the color thought. Sounds like a dream!

De Colores Momentum

Here’s more words from the book. Yes the book has a new name which is De Colores. This texture was painted with some of my favorite color. I just let the watercolor blend and work together like it naturaly does.

There I was on a Sunday morn. A quiet house and I had no words to write. Why am I working on the color book? Do I want to? I’m writing but the words, I took a break and as Curly Nikki suggested I looked for love. I sat quietly in thoughts and those of other good podcasters. I came across James’ post. That’s it! My work is the world through my eyes. My colors, well what are my colors? I use yellows, greens, pinks, browns oranges and blues. I mix all these colors to make even more, really beautiful color. There’s forest green, turquoise and aqua. Mix a little yellow with orange and you have my attention. Add a little pink and you have my heart. That’s right, tell my story. Have you every wandered and wondered how all this beautiful color came to be. I like to think the bluest of the ocean blues are there to remind us, restore our faith in ourselves and each other. We are truly a masterpiece. How can we not see such beautiful color and not feel that we are greatness, that our troubles or doubts and fears, it’s going to be okay. Then I realized hello just WRITE. I love color. Color is one of those elements that feeds my perpetual curiosity. The de colores song popped in my head. Suddenly the fire is once again ignited. Here we go!

Okay time to get dressed have breakfast and paint textures. BUT I’ve got to paint a flower too and test out my new brush. I read this post about a blogger who just had to photograph a colorful jar of M & M’s. M & M’s are the candy that reminds od childhood.Yes I’m adding this entry to the book.

Oh in case you are curious, I have decided to share more textures from the book until the release date. Oh wait! The book can be released on February 14th. Yes the day of love. Nature loves us so much that she grants us the ability to fall in love with our eyes. Yes color is a wonderful gift. Let me write this down and I do have an wonderful idea for the texture!

Oh right I should take time to fill out my calendar today.