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Sketching with paint 4

For this entry, I used a paper roll. These flowers are fun to make. You stamp and get random textures. You paint over the texture when the stamp is near dry. It’s beautiful! I even used the tips of the paper roll petals to create a speckled texture.

two blue flowers made with a paper roll

Here’s a few other flowers I’ve made

I’ll be posting a tutorial on Pinterest. The holidays are here. I should do a holiday version of this flower. Sounds good.

As always thanks for reading. If you haven’t subscribed please do. If you think they’ll like this blog, then share it. Have a good week!

Siempre,

Mireya

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Three Purple Pink Blooms

A little pink and orange made this print even better. My photos don’t capture the color as good as the digital version but the texture looks good either way. The texture has a, giving new love to an old forgotten building vibe. Makes me smile.

So glad this experiment worked because the pink blooms I tried to paint, well I tried. Oh but tomorrow is another day! I do have a stack of artwork to be scanned.

Simplemente,

Mireya

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Sign or Don’t Sign?

That is the question?

I have work signed with creatively hue. I have work signed with Mireya. My name is pronounced Me-Rey-A with emphases on the r. I love my name as it’s unmistakable. I’m probably the only Mireya you’ve heard of. I’ve always been happy with that. It was only when others had a hard time pronouncing my name that I adopted the nickname Myra. Then I stopped signing my art. Probably thought I wasn’t artist enough. I’m painting. I’m creating. This is my place. My practice. My art.

I’m working on my signature. For the full post visit my Instagram Signing your name on your artwork means more than signing your name on your work. Signing your name says this is unapologetically me.

Thank you new followers. There’s lots more blooming and blogging to come. I would love to see your work. Find and follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and here. I enjoy seeing your art.

Simplemente,

Mireya

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Paper Collage is such a fun way to create

pink and yellow paper collage flower

The pink and the yellow just work. This piece took about two hours. It always gets me that I paint these colorful papers from copy paper. As I paint them, the textures are just interesting to make. Oh, but when the paper dries, I cut them up and arrange the papers. Only then true beauty is revealed. Beautiful art can come from anywhere. The best art does. It reminds me of the greatest hits song that was written in the world’s best pie diner in the middle of nowhere.

Siempre,

Mireya

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Flowers we need you all!

The world needs me. The world needs you. There is a reason for us all. Let’s keep painting. Let’s keep creating. There is plenty of love for everyone!

I hope you are creating with me. Please email me or tag me on Instagram. Follow me on Pinterest. I am working on filming little process and inspirational videos for my work. Those videos will be on Pinterest. Do I know how to film? Not a clue but I want to share my art. There are many more flowers and textures to paint. I’ve been painting textures. I’m excited to share it all. I have so much to say.

Siempre,

Mireya

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Wise Trees

The book is once again live on Amazon. I made of few minor changes. Here’s a preview of some of the trees. This book could have been called There’s No Right Way to Paint Trees.

I wrote this book as a celebration of nature and us. Wise Trees is an invitation to play. Since this book, I have worked on many projects. Each project gets better than the last. I think I needed this reminder. Now I’ll go paint flowers.

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Smile Bloom

Painted paper always feels like painted paper. As I begin cutting and pasting, the paper turns into a beautiful bloom. I’ll observe the paper and choose a texture for a leaf. Yes, I’ll see the leaf and cut the paper around it. Michealangelo defined sculpture in the same way. You take away all that doesn’t belong. The art process, my art process is about the same idea. Isn’t it? The idea, the masterpiece, the bloom, it’s always there. We simply have to chisel away the doubt, the voices…and focus on the making.

With each stroke, I get closer and closer to the art that is neither good nor bad. I can constructively look at my art. I keep cutting. I keep pasting. I keep painting. What do you think? Not sure why I’ve been thinking about Michelangelo’s idea but I’m going to think if that as I look at a blank watercolor page.

With Love,

Mireya

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Flowers Inspired by Autumn Colors

7 orange and red flowers on a watercoior wash

So I become a better artist by showing up and being present in the experience? I had a watercolor wash that needed loving. It almost went into the trash. Instead, I took an Oval Wash brush and painted. Sure I thought about the blooms I’ve been seeing. They’re big, colorful and encouraging. AND I painted.

Here’s to more work that doesn’t have to go into a book or in the shop. Here’s to work that will be just doodling fun. Here’s to a doodly fun summer!

Doodling fun has to come before the collage class. Doodling fun has to come before the next project. I’ve learned a lot with each project. I should do a review of all the books I’ve written. There’s short stories and poems. Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them. I do this for me, for my spirit. I know my words and art help you too and that feels good.

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Let’s Do This-Collage Style

lets fo this collage lettering

The collage mountains I’m working on, out of nowhere they came out good! The Magic of Color is going to be a colorful fun read. Thank goodness. This week I finished a lot of the lettering. Today I did a little lunch time coloring with crayons. I want to try drawing with my left hand. I Tomorrow I’m going to try collage. Maybe Friday I can take my watercolor paints. I’m going to work on a logo branding project. Do I know how to do that? Well, I have some idea. Let’s do this!

These colorful letters speak of the voice of nature who always greets my ideas.