Make Poster/Print Day 2

choose a word and create a colorful background and then add your word

It takes time to create

I did get to paint for an hour but I didn’t have time to let hours go by. I just gathered my supplies and painted. Out of nowhere candle lid stamps began to bloom. The best art happens when all you have is huge curiosity. You keep creating and find yourself in this flow. I had some left over blue and you know I had to paint another flower. Stamping with a fork, what a great idea.

I am reminded of this video of children painting their ceramic bowls. The video remined me of why artists create. An artist is in deep thought, connected to the idea. There’s no does this make sense. Or my lines are crooked. That is the best place to be. I tested out my new spray bottle with a little water and few drops of India ink Tomorrow I’ll reference my flower sketches to fill in areas with blooms and leaves.

Are you creating one of these? I would love to see your work. Email me or tag me on instagram @creatively.hue

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In Love With Color

learn how to mix color with acrylic paints

Seriously, walking down the isles of Blick makes me feel like a kid in a candy store. Exploring a website isn’t as fun but getting art supplies in the mail is fun tool. Forest Green, Mauve and Indigo are on my list.

I like to think that my flowers and everything I paint feels like summer. To me summer is a time for being lazy, reflection, falling in love, the outdoors., peace and feeling free. I love it all! I want summer every day of my life. There should always be time to stroll. Yes I should add this to my list of projects. A poster? A print? Someday a book? Say! Let me right that down. Anyway that’s the story behind my paintings. Oh and there’s this need to feed my curiosity by using fun tools to paint. Wait till you see tomorrow’s post!

I’m trying to up my color game. I bought these Royal & Langnickel acrylics. Aside from the blue and green, the pink and yellow aren’t my tones. With a little mixing I was able to come up with colors I could work with.

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Make Art Lots Of Art

word art with watercolor

Make art because it’s how you grow.

Make art because it’s how you bloom.

Make art because it’s how you learn about you.

Make art because you have to let go.

Make art because you want to.

This week I am going to paint this again. Ditch the block letters for my hand writing? Add more flowers? Stamp flowers? What random objects could I use to make my blooms? Brighter peaches and pinks? Oh yeah!

It is going to be good. I have lots more ideas. Oh I love where my art is going.

Wavy Cloud Circle Blooms

Blue Watercolor Blooms

A few nights ago, I watched an abstract flower artist video. Her brush strokes and color mixing made me want to paint. I am talking the kind of painting where you show up, paint and magic happens. The next day I got out my supplies and painted. I wanted magic, my magic. I think I found it! Motivation. Momentum. Flow. Love. Peace. Authenticity. Yes all the above.

Here’s the instructions:

  • paint wavy cloud circles in monotone colors
  • add water to blend color and form flowers
  • Add a second layer (do this once the watercolor dries)
  • paint leaves
  • add details
  • The best part is the above are guidelines. Do what you want. Paint your own blooms. Have fun!

I posted a story idea for these blooms on pinterest. You can follow me there too.

Faith With You Paper Roll Flower

Story posts on wordpress are new to me. That’s exactly why I am posting a story. I love painting paper roll flowers. You never know what will happen. It’s a surprise every time.

just paint and then at some point you start painting with the authentic you

)(That is the perfect quote for this flower. I will write it before it goes into the shop.)

Oh and these flowers are simple to make and always produce beautiful results.

  1. Cut your paper roll into strips, pointy, round, straight, wavy, cut the center of each strip…the possibilities are endless.
  2. Use acrylic or tempera paint to paint the roll and stamp. Stamp a few times. Apply more paint. The choice is literally all up to you.
  3. Once the paint dries fill in the white space areas with watercolor. Add stigma details and a stem.
  4. Oh you can add details with markers.

I can’t wait to see all of my students flowers. Yes I am working on a Creative Bloom course. Today I wrote down the first outline. Did some great writing for two book projects. What a day!

What are you working on? I’d love to see your work. Tag me on instagram @creatively.hue

Favorite Posts of 2019

What stands out this year:

  • Eric Carle Art with the students at Lee. This is by far is the best experience ever. Maybe I should turn this experiene into a book? I must. Who knows how many times I have had this idea and its not going anywhere.
  • Watching and creating with the students at Magnolia Anex
  • Hearts collection I worked on for redubbble. I’ve negelected this and will return. Pick up my journal and explore for a couple of months to build momentum for my love book? I think so?
  • I enjoyed getting personal with the notes to self.
  • I’m getting better with creating and DRAWING
  • This year I’ve casually told others that I am an author and talk for hours about me. Bless them all for listening. It wasn’t hours but I found others who feel the same way. Somehow we found each other.
  • other notes to self
  • Tree collection for this holiday season

Tomorrow I’ll post some of my favorite projects. Some of them aren’t pretty but they are nevertheless BEAUTIFUL.