Expressive Flowers

Pink and Purple Blooms

There is strength in letting go and painting. There’s pink, purple, blue, and a little sparkle. These colors are the creativity, faith, and play that should be in every painting session. I layered, splattered, painted and you know what, this is the best painting I’ve done in a long time. I say best because this is me, my ideas. Yes, my influences come from everywhere. But I’m not painting with outside forces. It’s just me. It’s the tools. Sure I’m holding the brush and gliding it along the page but the idea takes over. It isn’t about me. It’s the idea.

Kute Blackson had this amazing quote in one of his posts. Surrender your attachment to the outcome and get into the flow. Yes! That is what I did for this painting. I need to keep going.

Siempre,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

Here’s a wild thought…

Always take time to smell the flowers.

Life is colorful

Daydream and dance

Isn’t life wonderful

Think of all the flowers in your neighborhood

Think of all the flowers in every city and country

Now that’s a love, a language that’s understood

What would the world be without roses, chrysanthemums, tulips, peonies and sunflowers

Let’s not forget the butterflies and the bees

We are different, the same, a masterpiece, now that’s power!

Thanks for reading my poem, my writing and for being a fan. If you haven’t please subscribe. Find me on Pinterest ad Instagram. I want to see your art too.

Siempre,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

One brush blue flowers

I forgot to upload the photo to yesterday’s post. Fixed it.

I’ve been arriving at my art sessions with an idea. Then I start creating. There’s no is this going to sell? Will I write about this project? All I do is create and it’s good. The blue blooms for example, are imperfectly beautiful!

Can I paint flowers with one brush? A blue shade I saw in an Anthropologie ad was on my mind. I mixed a little orange with yellow ochre for the centers. I added a little orange to my green for the stems and leaves. Now these are the colors I can work with.

My spirit is free and has been this entire week. I like sketching. I love painting. Today I painted paper and created wild thoughts collage flowers. I’m going to post the video on Pinterest tomorrow.

I’ve been making idea-pin videos on Pinterest. This is my get-friendly with the camera phase. I’m going to publish a collage course. I need practice. I keep thinking am I ready to publish a collage course? Should I wait? I should publish the course anyway. Pinterest is a good starting point. I’ve been doing nature walk videos and idea pins.

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Have a good week.

Siempre,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

A Burst of Sunshine Collage Flower

a yellow center with shades of pink and orange petals flower

You’re a star and you shine. The morning after it rains, the skies are clean. At the first glimpse of sunshine you are in love. Oh and I sat letting the ideas live, for hours, for days. These are my bursts of sunshine. Now about those bursts of sunshine?

Ideas are always here. Love is always here. We are free but we allow ourselves to think we are not. My art is my time. I get to confront and release what has happened during the week, and sometimes prepare for what’s to come. Really it’s right here right now, this is you, everything else is noise. I get to work on my creative spirit. Your creative spirit is your imagination and curiosity. Your creative spirit has everything it needs to be brave, weird, different, and beautifully you.

I’ve been painting and thinking. I painted many Anthropologie display collage flowers. I need a new name for my flowers. I am working on an idea pin video for pinterest. More on that for tomorrow’s post.

Anyway, it has been nice! I love to paint. I have a day job but oh my, I want to create full time. Hearing you say that my artwork brings you joy, well that motivates me too!

Love source collage flower

I made a few changes to the website. I guess my plan is I don’t need fancy, I just want to be me.

Do you see how art projects turn into philosophy sessions? Thank goodness. I should come up with a list of fall flowers to paint? The weather is feeling like fall. I’ll go for a walk and capture it all.

Siempre,

Mireya

Creative Exploration

Make something new

I am all about lovely backgrounds these days. Usually my work is colorful against a white background. I adore color. I am not sure but it’s a style that emphasizes color. That’s how I’ve painted. I’ve also deviated from blue a little. I always keep coming back. Blue is a tranquil color. It looks good on everyone. There’s tones of invitation, warmth, FAITH, melancholy, peace…I could go on. For one moment the lettering could have been blue. The lettering looks good in brown. That’s a note for this creative exploration journal.

For today I want to say have no doubt. Do what you must. Take care of you. The universe will always have yuor back.

This design was used with a dried raindrop stamp. Works great with paint! Oh I did paint a flower.

New post time is every day a 9 am pacific time with the occasional anytime weekend post.

Creative Exploration

Finding the Flower in Eraser Stamps

I like this blue and the eraser stamp I made! I tried carving one as Corita suggests. It wasn’t working. I took the scissors and cut shapes. Imperfect circles and triangles. I dipped in acrylic and stamped. Sure I could have painted shapes but the randomness in color and texture is interesting. Painting with my left hand gave the same effects.

Randomness makes you stop and observe. Observing is good. I intentionally made petals. Then I stamped with the intention of finding the flower within. I almost threw out this page, until I observed.

Do I want to repaint these? On better paper? Yes but these will do just fine! Not bad for customizing .25 cent erasers. What would happen if I used fabric or other paper to stamp with? Mix a little water to the paint before stamping? Make monotones and stamp in layers? I should probably go back to my designs and take notes. I could apply these new techniques to my fall projects? Good one.

What have I learned from 100 ways to flower with power? So much. My creative write for today.

Thanks for reading? Are you a subsriber? Next week creative exploration- fall begins. In each project I’ll make it a habit to include tools you can use to create with me.

Creative Exploration

Plastic Wrap + Rock Texture?

I intended to paint a place somewhere in Australia. Not sure where this is, but what a beautiful photo. This voice insisted on realism. I decided why not check off the texture list I started. Plastic wrap it is.

All I needed was shades of blue and black. Then I cut the plastic wrap to fix each section accept the heart. Trying a new technique with no expectations but a little visual interest.

Magic happens during the drying process. I did add a few more layers. I love my iteration. The color and texture are amazing! And the thought…change is good, change is beautiful. Change takes time and evolution is always changing, growing and gift for us all.

Now this is the art that I want to create. These are the ideas that make me dance and sing!

Creative Exploration

Lilac

A mix of flat brushes and purple paint with just a little blue, lovely lilac. Lilac comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are some heart ones. It would be a comfort to walk through a garden full of them. I didn’t intentionaly paint the heart petals but they’re there. Definitely going to paint more of these. Pink Purple. DIfferent shapes and sizes. ALL BEAUTIFUL. That works.

My intention was to have You Are Loved be a journal of all the heart shapes I see in nature. It will be BUT I want more. I love to go for walks. Seeing such beauty, kick-starts my creativity. I may be worried, sad or unsure. With the sight of Lilac or a tire swing a lovely thought pops into my head.

It gave me such joy to read Wise Trees, Live Your Love Story, and Different Is Beautiful! These books are my thoughts. They are ideas that keep me loving life and learning to start with self love. I love to help people. If you are interested check out my books. I know you’ll enjoy them. If you have email me or leave a review on Amazon. It would make me happy and such a help because I have so many stories. Let me tell you.

Creative Exploration

Create more of what you know how to do?

Again, not sure why, but I tried to paid Calla Lillies shading and all. I had mixed uo some beautiful color. The flowers were terrible. They wern’t that bad. Yes they were and here’s why. I didn’t really want to paint them. The flowers are pretty but I much rather paint these.

Intead of throwing out the paper. I painted over it.

painted flowers in shades of pink

Noe of course I need to scan, erase and put the pieces to the puzzle.

Now this is the painting that I enjoy! This is what I want to do more of. I have much to think about this week. Whar ahould I do with the lovely textture paper. Yes I had another sheet that I had to paint over. Both of these will go into the You Are Loved and sporadic hearts natured themed project. Yeah sounds good. At this Point all I want is to contiune creative exploration. This a great project to help me do that.

Have a great week! I still haven’t figured out if 6:30 am or pm is a good posting time? Time to paint!

Creative Exploration

Bleeding Hearts

Peach tone swatches

I set out to paint these flowers and nope it didn’t happen. Here’s why. I tried to replicate a reference photo. I ended up painting with the thoughts in my head rather than just painting with hands. Truth is I don’t care about paninting a perfectly perfect pear. I have seen that work on towels and ceramics at Anthropologie. It’s beautifuL.

painng pvals in shades of pink and orange

One afternoon I sat and painted. I took a flat brush and swiped left and right to make the oval shapes. I mixed up the colors. Everything from the shape to the color gives this a sporadically fun rhythm. I smiled when I needed it the most. I definitely want to paint more of these. Oh, this would be a cool way to do Easter eggs, triangles or hearts. I painted a beautiful butterfly. Well it’s halfway done.

The more you paint the more ideas just happen.

Thanks for reading! It’s almost Easter and I’m curious how others will be celebrating indoors. #hellomireya share photos with me.