Different Is Beautiful

This is a hand painted collage art animal book about self love. It's dedicated to us.

Have you read this book? This is books has a special place in my heart. All of my projects do but this book, this book is filled with my swagger. When I was a child I would think about everything in nature. Why a fish is a fish. How extraordinary that their water is what breath is to me. What’s it like to swim in the dark depths of the ocean? Do dogs talk like we humans do. Everything is exactly as it’s meant to me. In this book I explored the ocean, insects and my favorite horses. From the horse who reminds us to be wildly free to the small bees who make a world of difference in spite of their size every single animal, flower and the universe all of it is a reminder that we each have a color, a talent or a skill and where would we be without that love.

A dark side? Yes there are dark forces who tell us or treat us other wise but let’s focus on us. This year I became a Star Wars fan. I am still surprised by that. Everything is connected by a force and energy that binds us all. Every time I go for walk and breath in the breeze and the beautiful peach pink blooms I feel it. Wait a minute, Star Wars has been me all along.

Once again I thank you all for subscribing. We are growing! I have so much planned this year. New course, courses! New books. New blooms!

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Silly Dreams and Ornament Flowers

yellow and pink flowers painted with an ornament

My work is getting better. I love these colors and the leaves.

These are beautiful too, I think it was the lime green that I didn’t like. This is a small ornament with line patterns. All you do is roll or paint the ornament with acrylic. Then stamp. Once the acrylic dries add a layer of watercolor. I could brows the Dollar Tree in a month or two to find some ornaments to stamp with?

Ok so paper roll flowers and ornament flowers. Love where this is going.

I cold paint like this EVERYDAY

learning to paint flowers with fun tools

Let me see, I used a paper roll to stamp with acrylic paint. Then I used watercolor to fill in the petals. Oh and the stems. This is going to look so much brighter and colorful when I scan it. And yes I do have to erase the thin stem. And the fun didn’t stop there because I used the top of the yellow brush handle to stamp the brown dots.

Painting this flower made me as happy as the yellows and pinks. For hours it was just me, my tools and my ideas. Wait till you see the other flowers. I am excited still. I hope to build and share this community with you. That is what creatively hue is all about. I am dreaming of the workshop and soon to be courses. Yeah. I am going to make many more flowers.

I have made these for my book Creative Bloom. The best part is that there are so many possibilities in how you stamp to how you cut your paper roll. Many many more of these to come.

Ok time to go research a Ranunculus.

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Blooming with Stamps

Today was a good day for clarity and peace. This was great practice. I just want to paint flowers. Now more than ever make makes sense. Who cares if the idea works. All that matters is that I am motivated to move forward. I may make a mess. Or accidently dip my brush in the wrong color. Almost always I find a surprise. I want to learn how to paint the peace I feel when I am out walking with the breeze, birds and flowers. I want to learn color and think about all the textures I have created. The words. Connect them all. The world is my family.

Hand Painting

Yes. How could I ever think I wouldn’t make 100 flowers? There are too many good ideas! I used the brush to mix pink and to paint the leaves. It’s not that I made the petals with my hand, fist. Maybe it’s the reminder to turn anger into a flower. A little, What captivates me is the idea that a simple idea can lead to something beautiful.

Ok I’m going to get to work on a book cover.

Happy Sunday!

Gave these flowers a makeover.

Painting over acrylic with watercolor is great. The next time you buy a paint brush save the plastic bristles protector. You could use a straw too.

I have some cool bookcover projects coming this week and a new notebook journal. If you like this flower then you will love all of the other flowers I am putting in the book. I’ll be taking a few photos of all of my work to celebrate this project.

Flowers With Lip Gloss?

Oh yeah. This is one of those times where you get curious. Then curiosity leads you to an idea that was lingering but you didn’t know how to express it. Hot pink and an emerald green would have been beautiful. Oh I should create a pattern. Done. Right now there’s another pattern I need to digitize.

Tomorrow I will be working on the writing for 100 Ways to Flower With Power.

Christmas Tree Painting

It’s interesting to see how each culture decorates trees. Wanting others to see the stars illuminating a tree is my favorite. Wanting bright color instead of boring green is a good one too. One decorates with popcorn and berry garlands. The other with pretzel oranments.

Christmas trees are easy to create. You can create one with a marker, dried up stamp…however you choose!

There’s no rules or perfection.

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