Expressive Flowers, Roses Project

Roses-In Red

My three colors are red, white, and green. I added a little turquoise for the leaves. I had nowhere to go and nothing to do. Made pink my hero and it was beautiful! I guess taking the pressure off of painting something grand helps.

expressive abstract red roses on pink background.

I began painting and this voice was like,” take it easy.” You were all upset this morning. Loosen up those strokes. Paint. Paint I did! Painting helps me in so many ways. Wait, till you see the flowers I painted for the shop.

Expressive Flowers

My Favorite Projects of 2022

It feels weird writing 2022. Yet it feels like it’s time for a new year, a new attitude, and certainly new artwork.

I want more of these ceramic vase floral arrangements. My journal has a few pages left. That means it’s time to paint on the big paper.

sketching flowers with tempera paint

It’s tough to classify these kissed by the sun mug flowers. Kissed by the sun? That should be the title of this work. I can add these to my favorite color palettes of 2022 and my favorite paper collage project of 2022. I have.

Yellow mug with pink flowers done in collage

I used a lot of simple tools to make beautiful flowers.

Testing different tools to paint flowers

It’s the beautiful blue flowers on the left that have my heart. Sometimes an idea works and sometimes it doesn’t. (flowers on the right) This is definitely one of the lessons I’ve learned this year. I have that list too.

Not sure when I stumbled on this idea but wow, I must keep stamping with ornaments. I only have one. I have an idea to stamp with a ball wrapped in yarn or a rubber band. That is on my list!

7 pink and orange ornament flowers

I think this was one of those occasions where I had leftover paint and simply painted. The random stuff is usually the best. The brushstroke texture is wonderful. The color warms me and makes me smile.

three golden yellow blooms in acrylic paint

I painted over the texture and used the back of the brush to stamp the dots.

Oh, right Vaseline makes lovely texture. And the color is warm and cheerful. This will definitely make the color palettes of the 2022 list too.

golden orange blooms painted on pink orange texture background

Oh my goodness. I miss my candle lid. Not sure if Bath & Body Works makes lids like this anymore. If you know of a place where I can get something like this, please do tell me. I should go to Dollar Tree next week and see if Valentine’s section has something.

Ok, so I have generated good ideas. It is time to bloom. I’ll be posting daily this week and sharing more of my favorites and goals for 2023.

Than you so much to all of the new subscribers.



Creative Exploration

Pink Circle Pattern Flower Notebook

The notebook is here! These are some of the first designs for the flower project. Right now I need to put into action all my ideas. I have a brand new book cover idea for live your love story! Different is Beautiful is coming along too. Interesting how sometimes you paint amazing and others you can’t get anything right or so you think. Yet I continue to paint and see the beauty in every single piece.

Are you working on a project? Maybe it’s a book or a poem? If you need a journal this beauty is available.