Expressive Flowers

All That Is Me

Wait that’s not the brush I used to paint the brush strokes or stamp the stigmas but everything about these blooms is me. I stamped with the back of a paintbrush. I sporadically mixed a wonderful peach. And the warm yellow, it was great. Then, I wanted more pink. Let’s just say this wasn’t a happy mistake. I went through four sheets of good watercolor paper. I kept trying to recreate the peach tone. I kept trying to paint the strokes. It just wasn’t working. The more I tried the further I deviated from the freeness that allows me to paint.

So why is all of this me? This painting session was about what happens when I let go, when I let go of what should or could be and simply paint. Yes paint like the young spirits who in the moment, ooed and awed over randomly mixing tones of green. They painted like true artists. No one gave them permission. They just painted. That’s how I paint when I’m painting blooms. Some ideas work and others are filled with brilliant lessons.

Now that’s the me I want more of. Here’s to the peach flowers that led to this post. What a lesson! These pink blooms are me coming back to all that is me, the color, the texture, and peace. I’ve been painting lots of paper collage flowers. More on that tomorrow.

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Siempre,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

Collage Wildflowers

Love source collage flower

Not sure about the title for my next book project but wildflowers are what I paint. Wildflowers are wild and free. On my daily walks, I see these blooms. There’s this lawn. In the spring it was covered with tall grass and random colorful flowers. The way my thoughts meet their color and breeze, as I write the freeness and wild dreams linger. You know when you go for a walk and you begin with a thought. With each step, you let go. With every breath, you dream, you imagine and live your artist dreams. Every bloom I paint has the essence of wild and free.

Everything in nature is wild and free. It’s beautiful. The Just Ask book expresses this wonderfuly. I’m an expressive artist who paints wildflowers. Flowers that are wild and free. With every bloom I paint, I am brighter, bolder, and free. The time is now to let go of all that no longer serves me. Oh, one of my favorite songs is Quiero Ser! Yes my about me page needs revision.

My new book project will be page after page of these collage blooms. Each fower filled with experiences, thoughts and it’ll be a self-love memoir. Maybe. In the meantime, I will keep creating these blooms.

Pink flower with world needs love quote

Siempre,

Mireya

Expressive Flowers

Art makes you…

I have written these words who knows how many times. Yes, I want to try new techniques. New color! Oh, I should try the ribbon. I will do that for the words I wrote about a tree. Yes, I sat one restful afternoon, on the bleachers overlooking this beautiful tree. Just feeling the breeze and writing. That’s a wonderful idea!

Yes, I rewrite these words for the process and practice but it’s self-love. Painting this latest version helped me realize that.

Here’s a few others I’ve written.

Expressive Flowers

Lovely Pinks Ornament Flowers

I posted new artwork on society6. I worked on my calendar. I started my journal! I’ve stalked up on supplies and ready to go.

Here’s my summer to do list:

  • Promote books with Pinterest story videos for each of my books
  • Self love art projects. One idea is painted book paper blooms inspired by an Anthropologie window display. This begins July
  • Read. I have chosen poetry and a biography for starters. I have a list of books
  • organize/map out a collage course Oh I could host a mini course idea here and video on Pinterest
  • AND the biggest of all is to continue with flower exploration. It’ll be part 2 of There’s No Right Way to Paint a Flower

Now I’ll go review my notes, and go for a wonderful walk.

Expressive Flowers

Good Morning!

7 pink and orange ornament flowers
Both are beautiful but I love where my color palette is going

I’m about to go be a fan and choose a book to read for my summer reading. Today I will be gathering my artowrk and digitizing. I have a stack that I need to go through. Oh, I’ll be going over my calendar and setting up my projects. Love is in the air and I am ready to fly. I love posting and working on my projects of course. I’m happy to be back.

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With Love,

Mireya

Collage Art

I Am Collage Blooms

These blooms were inspired by Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle. I was thinking rhyme, but I wanted a few words. I AM seemed like a confident wacky way to say be yourself, have fun and just paint what you’re going to paint.

The blue letters and pink and purple blooms create the vibes I want to convey. I was going places with this design but didn’t know what to do. I laid out collage paper, let Truffula trees inspire me and cut and arranged according to my eyes. I like it!

Creative Exploration

I almost forgot today’s post

I have been posting daily for a few years now and the idea popped in my head once or twice to write f onto day but left. I’ve been painting as always, well it’s been more collage. My portfolio is colorful and an invitation to play. Your words are joyful happiness and encouragement to create. AND I too am a fan of your work. It’s all so wonderful, how we each have our ideas.

I’ll enjoy the rest of my lunch and write on green, as right here and now the birds and warmth of the sun are helping me take in all of the trees

Creative Exploration

Have a little faith

Now these are the blooms I want more of. Two funny truths were on my mind. Have a little faith are the words for this post. Yet I’m writing the words above the artwork so I can digitally copy and paste the words. I didn’t want to mess up my blue blooms. Ha. The other truth was given to me as I was working. It was a Jay Shetty’s podcast episode on breathing. When I’m out for a walk I stop and breathe with the trees, sun and birds. It’s a freeness like no other. As I finished up today’s projects, I sat in peace. My breath was calm, and the words have a little faith popped in my head.

Creative Exploration

How do you Bloom?

There are so many different ways. I don’t have a favorite. I like the color. It’s a thrill to see what I can come up with. I want to paint what I feel when I see the blooms in my neighborhood. I have a collection on pinterest. I must paint the yellow, pink and orange roses I saw on instagram.

A little lunch time doodle sounds like a great idea!