Expressive Flowers

Viva Magenta

A balane between warm and cold

Powerful

A little flirty

Powerful

Mind altering

Confidence boosting

A new vision

Oh and my favorite natural beginnings rooted in nature

viva magenta flowers in vase sketch

Now that I’ve found fluorescent pink or fluorescent pink has found me, my pinks are brighter and bolder. I feel like I need to do the same in my writing and my work. I have a list of topics for my pink roses project. In fact, it’s going to be a book. There are more and more flowers in my wild thoughts paper flower collage project.

I just want to take this moment to say thank you for being a fan. Your comments, feedback, and subscription mean a lot. I love what I do and want to do more of it. In the next few days, I’ll be creating lists of my favorite projects, favorite supplies, and more on my word of 2023. Speaking of 2023, the Pantone Color of the Year is Viva Magenta. I’m going to do a lot with this color.

Siempre,

Mireya

Blooming thoughts for a wild spirit

Dance in the spring

Actually, it’s fall and it feels like summer. I just came home from an evening stroll and spring is in the air.

a pink and orange strokes flower with a quote about dancing in the spring

The day is warm and easy. I walk among colors. There are peach roses, pink daisies oh, and white and yellow roses too. I stop and admire it all. I take a deep breath. That’s when I see the rhythm of the petals. I can’t explain it, but the beauty of nature, how it all works together makes me want to dance, right there on the sidewalk. Sometimes I do. My spirit always dances. Today my spirit danced because now is fall, then comes winter, and finally glorious spring. Spring is neverending. Maybe I did explain how nature makes me feel?

Paper collage flowers are my lates book project

Last night, I painted lovely shades of blue paper. Right now I’ll work on a few blue blooms. I have this folder full of paper collage blooms and collage paper yet to bloom. This book helps me reflect. I can work on my art at lunchtime and trust the process. I’ll keep cutting pasting and writing until I have the book Blooming Thoughts for a Wild Spirit. The book will be colorful, whimsical and invite the reader to entertain their ideas and perhaps realize them. I should include a few pages for readers to paint their own flowers? What a great idea!

You can find the video of my paper collage process on Pinterest. Pinterest is the place where I pin all of my supplies, nature walks, and process videos. The videos are wonderful to practice for my collage course.

Siempre,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

I am Yours Planets Paper Collage

watercolor galaxy with paper collage plantes, moon and sun

This is absolutely not my idea but I’m glad I found it! One of my goals this summer is to read more. I love to read. I read articles and blogs but not enough books. I did just finish Julius Ceaser. Good read. I found Creative Watercolor & Mixed Media on Hoopla. Hoppla is where I’ve been reading my books.

One of the projects in the book is planet collage. What a genius idea! I want to watercolor more. I have tons of painted paper. Immediately, I thought of one of my quotes. I am yours and you are mine.

I like to gaze up at the moon and the stars. I like to feel the breeze as I did that day in the park. Always on my walks. There’s such a big world full of mystery and wonderful beauty. I’ve thought about trust as well. I haven’t written the words. I’ll be digitizing first.

Siempre,

Mireya