Expressive Flowers

Have you read this book

Different Is Beautiful is one of my favorite projects. This book is part of my childhood. I just read it. I’m going through all of my art and archiving the good stuff. This book is good. If you need a confidence booster then this book will help you. I just had to share it because it made me feel good.

If you have read the book please let me know.

Siempre,

Mireya

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

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

Art is Freedom

The weather feels good. It’s breezy in the shade and warm in the sun. I can feel the breeze and here the chitchat. The bird’s are singing their song. It’s a lovely day to admire and fall in love…

Seems like I haven’t done much walking for the sake of walking and admiring it all. Seems like I’ve been clearing my mind instead of taking note of all the details. Like right now I’m seeing the swaying of the branches and the breeze, it feels so free.

Our best work originates in the freedom. Oh, trees remind of painting a few trees for Wise Trees. There’s a few trees I want to redo.

Expressive Flowers

Blending is Beautiful

This flower represents why I create. I take ideas never knowing how they’ll turn out and start creating. This type of creating comes from me. There’s no fear or doubt. Fear is always there but, in these moments, only idea patters. There’s this voice that tells me keep going. I know I need more of that in my whole life.

I painted the bloom on copy paper. The blending is beautiful! The stem and leaves didn’t come out good, but collage paper was the answer. Stamping with the round handle of a craft brush added a little more fun to this flower. I should add a little more space around the flower, so this bloom feels like it was painted on a dot wall.

Expressive Flowers

The Peaceful Place (tree with a flower swing)

tree with colorful flower swing

It’s warm and breezy.

To dream, to imagine, to live, it’s all easy

With every swing

you know home, where your truth is

Oh, to sit and ponder

of all that you wonder

because spring

you are the real thing

We are never too old

All we need is a seat and a rope to hold

The highs the lows

Peace and play, now that’s a flow!

Last night I sat for a good hour working on art for the book. Today I sat for less than 15 minutes, and I have a good poem! At lunch I’ll work on a collage project for life is a rainbow. I’m thinking a field of colorful blooms, in collage.

Ok time to start my day! Thank you to all of the new subscribers. Or I should say welcome! More fun flowers, more poems and more books.