Expressive Flowers

Happy Monday!

Today I’m going to retest some flat brushes I just bought. I’m still looking for a good flat brush set. Oh, and I want to paint another sunflower, paper roll style. I haven’t done college in a while either. I have spring break coming up in a few weeks. I want to head to Los Angeles. If you are in the area and know of any good art happenings do tell! Oh, I could film that? Spring is near and I can’t wait to once again film my blooming beauties and walk underneath my beautiful trees. This beautiful Sunday morning I am feeling better. I’m so grateful that I feel better. I’m hopeful for what’s to come. I also need to take an abstract flower course on skillshare. I’m going to start painting roses and put together my book. It’s going to be great!

Thank you so much for following and being on this art journey with me. I really want to know your thoughts. What’s your favorite tool? I’m looking for a good flat brush set. I’m probably going to be heading to Blick in a week. Can you recommend an abstract floral course on skillshare?

That’s all for now. Go have a wonderful week. See you next time blooming beauties!

Have a good week!



Expressive Flowers

Art Shop

Hello, my blooming beauties! Every week there are more of you! Thank you for being a fan. I appreciate your support. If you enjoy my posts then maybe you’d like to see my art shop? Or buy a book? I have stickers and totes here.

I’ve been painting roses and looking at these blue flowers makes me want to paint many more flowers. Spring is coming! I have a lot of cool content.

Have a good weekend!



Expressive Flowers

Art and Bravery

How are you brave?

I’ve been thinking about this question all morning because am I brave? Just now, I have an answer. Bravery is in the small big things. Bravery is knowing what’s you, what’s the outside, and choosing you. Who you are is a light shining so bright, it’s a gift and like a cup of water versus the shores of Lanikai Beach, we all make a difference. Any time you can stand against the talk, or see spring amid a storm is that not bravery? Maybe one small act will lead to something bigger?

This is a hand painted collage art animal book about self love. It's dedicated to us.

I have published 8 books. I have written, edited, and illustrated these books. Do I have a degree in these subjects? No. All I have are the words I’ve written. I like writing! I wrote in college. I write for this blog. I do all of this despite the small voice that says I shouldn’t. There’s an even bigger voice that says I should. That’s brave right?

Thank you, WordPress for encouraging me. Art dreams here we come! WordPress is doing #bloguary daily prompts in January. I’ll be using these prompts to share my work every day.

Do you know of a video, course, or post that will help me paint roses? Comment below and thanks! Feel free to share a link to your art as well.



Creative Exploration

My Colors

Should this entry be orange? I want to keep going with the Blooming in colors but it’s time to present the first post to my color exploration for De Colores.

Color is such a great way to express the love I feel for us, the world. The World is a Rainbow and of course the De Colores song describes it best. Literally I have been living the words on my first few pages. I’ve been back and forth. Great idea! I don’t know. This doesn’t feel right. Yes, let’s do that. What should I do? It’s been a roller coaster. Now I’ve decided to just paint. I’ll paint flowers. I’ve got some leaves. I love color. Color is how others describe my work. Creating for the thrill of it, well that’s bound to produce work for the book. This masterpiece is literally the mixings of lots of blooms.

Let’s have fun!