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.
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.
Hope you enjoyed these blooms. If you want to purchase the artwork go to the shop page. Are you a subscriber? It’s almost my birthday. I ‘ll probably give away a few books.
My work is getting better. I love these colors and the leaves.
These are beautiful too, I think it was the lime green that I didn’t like. This is a small ornament with line patterns. All you do is roll or paint the ornament with acrylic. Then stamp. Once the acrylic dries add a layer of watercolor. I could brows the Dollar Tree in a month or two to find some ornaments to stamp with?
Ok so paper roll flowers and ornament flowers. Love where this is going.
I saw this paper at Five Below and had to test it out. I’m looking for a cheap alternative to practice acrylic painting. Aside from the beautiful blue I mixed up, the paper is ok. At $5 for 50 sheets you can go through ideas and really keep painting. For creative exploration this paper is a good deal. I’ll try it out with collage. Oh yes I should paint some paper.
Have a good day.
Thursday’s post arrived late. I goofed on the time. Now on to today’s post.
I had this heart petal flower in a repaint pile. I painted this in blue for faith in you but that’s in the repaint pile.
This week the podcasts, blog posts and a few instagram feeds are all on the subject of knowing your worth. There’s imposter syndrome. What do I charge? Am I good enough? How can I publish a best selling book? The book one, the Kute Blackson episode surprised me. I almost forgot about it. Just now I can hear Kute’s voice. Just write the book. You don’t need permission. I was deep in my work and it hit me. Your work is good. You can do this. You have skills. Even if you are a beginner with a million questions, love your work. All that matters is that you pick up the paint brush and PAINT.
Today I scanned everything. I fixed the orange flower. The T-shirt project is looking good. My point in sharing my work and this blog is that we all have a book in us. The question is are you going to write it? Words again from Kute Blackson. What a great episode. I feel silly at times posting advice when I’m learning as I go. Once again I appreciate your kind feedback.
Flower t-shirts? Blooms of optimism? Yes. I have been looking for a t-shirt and this is a dream project. I created a thinking map a few nights ago. CatCoq’s blog post was in my mailbox. Here we are! Love the orange flower but I’ll have to fix the stigma. I have an idea. My favorite is the magenta Cosmo. Not sure why but I have a hard time mixing pink. I think I finally figured out. I did practice mixing pinks? Oh yes.
Mix Magenta with A drop of Primary Blue. Then add a little red.
Beautiful! I’ve been practicing acrylic. Adding water helps get a smooth texture. Thicker paint creatives visible strokes which are good too. Now I need the hand written words and layout.
Projects and painting are my peace. It’s been a good week.
Story posts on wordpress are new to me. That’s exactly why I am posting a story. I love painting paper roll flowers. You never know what will happen. It’s a surprise every time.
just paint and then at some point you start painting with the authentic you
)(That is the perfect quote for this flower. I will write it before it goes into the shop.)
Oh and these flowers are simple to make and always produce beautiful results.
- Cut your paper roll into strips, pointy, round, straight, wavy, cut the center of each strip…the possibilities are endless.
- Use acrylic or tempera paint to paint the roll and stamp. Stamp a few times. Apply more paint. The choice is literally all up to you.
- Once the paint dries fill in the white space areas with watercolor. Add stigma details and a stem.
- Oh you can add details with markers.
I can’t wait to see all of my students flowers. Yes I am working on a Creative Bloom course. Today I wrote down the first outline. Did some great writing for two book projects. What a day!
What are you working on? I’d love to see your work. Tag me on instagram @creatively.hue
- mix brown with red for a warm red to get warm pinks
- mix red with blue for cool pinks
- mix red with orange
- add water to get the various tones
My first haiku poem
Hopi Crape Myrtle
We meet with open arms.
It is hard to think of you always. The voice in my head always has something to say. I do think of you always. You are a part of me. But these thoughts try to keep us apart. Oh but with your breeze you hug me. I did see the Hopi Crape with all it’s color and strength. I shall paint one. I must.
Painting is my reminder that I am here. I am here and with you always.
I received feedback from one of you and I thank you. Hope you are a subscriber. I started learning poetry. More on that in coming posts. There’s much more happening at creativelyhue. I recently painted a tree. I haven’t painted trees since Wise Tress. The Hopi Crapes I keep seeing are calling my name. I love painting trees and beautiful flowers. Yes I did come home after a walk and paint a tree. It felt good.
I ‘d love to see what you are working on. Find me on instagram @creatively.hue and tag me.
Have a good week.