Exploring tools to paint blooms

Testing different tools to paint flowers

Erasers, ink, brush handles, pens, pencils…. I like the idea of taking an ordinary object and making something extraordinary. Stamping with tissue paper was fun last night.

Painting helps you learn all these lessons.

Flowers are pops of color.

Or should it be pops of happy? Both

On working on a project

Why isnt’t this a print?

A 6 x 6 book size? Can I publish a book that size on KDP? If I want a book that size, I’ll make it happen. The book I am talking about is A World Full of Color. I’ve been reading and writing and what a book! I am excited to keep working and even more excited to share the book with you.

As I write this post a news segment of Designercon plays. A designer proudly shares the story behind her colorful backpacks. A new thought for the book? Write it down and see how it all comes together. The stuff I threw away because it left me unmotivated gave me a fresh start. It always works out.

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About a Valentine’s Heart leaf tree

This is more of a note to self but I suppose there are others in this world who need these words too.

Left over Valentine’s hearts?

It was an idea from the start!

Teacher said green, blue, yellow or brown

The students painted with black, purple scribbles and lines

Would the tree turn out fine?

What would other teachers say?

But the children, not once did I hear is this is ok?

There were moments of look at my work.

Friendships were mended.

Quiet voices transcended.

It was like a spanish word and its accent

How does one make a masterpiece?

Tune out the noise.

Place with posie

Serves me right, well

For the chilren, I mean artists, are the swellest of the swell.

They know that a Valentine is a leaf with heart.

Pink and Yellow Friendship Blooms

joy and friendship watercolor blooms to remind you that nature is on your side

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.

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The world is your best aide

I paint flowers, mostly. There are these influences from all the objects and places I see. For example this fish is inspired by a mosaic park in Barcelona.

This book was inspired by a childhood curiosity.

a book about self love

Even now I look at a butterfly and wonder what it must be like to do nothing but flutter from flower to flower and place to place. Wonderful right? It’s amazing and such a boost when you think about how every animal, flower, land and it’s people are unique. Oh goodness I have yet to mention the moon and the stars. I have now.

All of these beauties are reminders of how much we are loved. We are one source. One force. One love. Yes I am getting all Star Wars. It’s true! Let go of all the nonsense in your head. Your thoughts rule your life. Walk and live like it’s all yours because it is. Faith With You. (I totally need this advice right now.)

Oh yes I want to paint another paper roll flower. Lots of them.

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Doodle with Walnut Ink

drawing various flowers with walnut ink

Years ago, I purchased Daniel Smith Walnut Ink. It’s a container with a lid and no glass dropper. It makes a mess. For the past few days, I’ve been painting some of my favorite flowers with walnut ink. Cheap $5 paper and one color is all you need to practice your doodles.

There’s something about drawing with ink instead of a pencil. The ink glides on the page. You get to work with the brush. There’s no wasting the expensive sheet of watercolor paper or Mission Watercolor. Oh and I recently started a sketchbook. The green Crayola marker on green paper makes me feel like a kid in a candy store.

I’m not sure why I purchased Walnut Ink. Oh right it was to add a new to my tool box. Creative exploration is such a breath of fresh air. This weekend go for a walk. Pay attention to what catches your eye. Listen with all your senses. Go to the art store and do the same.

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What to learn from your projects?

Give your creativity a boost with hundreds of ways to paint flowers

To continue learning from me, I had to read Creative Bloom. Good book. Good lessons. What a confidence booster. I truly am inspired to keep painting.

Here’s a list of the lessons I’ve learned:

  • Learning By Heart is a the best book.
  • Look within. The more you look within the more interesting, weird or clever it will be.
  • you are a beautiful soul
  • give yourself time to edit so you can reflect and catch grammar mistakes.
  • No permission needed. I forgot why I started writing books in the first place. I always wanted to publish a book. I always wanted to be an artist.

If you are interested in the book, you can purchase it here.