Expressive Flowers, Roses Project

Roses-Spirit of Love Bouquet

pink and oragne roses in a blue mug vase

…but in fact, today it is the amateur–the enthusiast who pursues her work in the spirit of love..

Yes, that’s me! The words of Show Your Work go on to say that amateurs aren’t afraid to make mistakes and don’t think about looking ridiculous because they are in love with their work. I’m obsessed. I’m an artist! Art is what I do! I’ve never painted roses before. I paint expressive and abstract wildflowers.

yellow collage flower with the words let's written inside

Yet here I am painting roses and building content for the roses book. The roses book will be a friendship book for the spirit, the soul–my spirit, and my soul. What if I share my heart and people shatter it. Can they really? No.

I want to paint the way roses make me feel when I’m out for my walk. I see white roses and that purity and innocence captivate me. I imagine and wonder. It’s beautiful. When I create I don’t care about what others think. It’s not even on my radar. As I painted Spirit of Love I made mistakes. I kept painting. And I’ll keep painting.

Let today’s post be about painting with the spirit of love. Far too often, we define ourselves by outside forces instead of relying on intrinsic value. The passion, the voice is here, always has been.

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Expressive Flowers

Oh Happy Blooms!

Blue and Yellow Ochre stamped flower pattern

Did I have fun? Yes! Love the color. Love the blue stamp texture. Going over the texture with diluted acrylic paint. Just a few drops. I like that too. Yellow ochre paint sealed the deal. I like the texture of the mechanical eraser stamp. Made me think of snakeskin. I don’t know how I feel about that. Holding these blooms in my hand, the color, the texture, they’re different, and fun. And I do want my art to be all the above.

My mind shifted to the pottery I see inside Anthropologie. The color and pattern always make me wonder who’s work this is. Somehow I’m encouraged to play.