Creative Ways to Flower

100 ways to flower with power is definitely about choosing how you want to create. Yes I am painitng but this idea applies to all of us. We skills. We have talents that can help others. Anything and everything is art. There’s power in believing.

Hearts.Thumbprints, Index finder. Stamp with the side of your finger. pinkie dots. Blend as you stamp. Monotones. Stamp with pinky finger and drag. Stamp with your knuckes. I didn’t try that. Perhaps I should? Stamp with your palm. I was practicing sillouette puppets the other evening. It was a suggestion from Learn By Heart. I’m thinking of how I can position my hand to paint a few more flowers. I could stamp with the flat coiled side of my fist. Turn anger into love. That could work!

I’m about 30 ideas away from completing the 100. Now I want to shift more into stepping away from the palatte and techniques I normaly use.

As always thanks for reading! See you tomorrow. Let me go paint the a few more thumbprints.

There’s No Right Way.

I may have over stamped. I wanted enough white space to create a breeze. There is a pink version. There is a yellow version. Flowers have different stems and leaves. I’ve been collecting flowers on my pinterst board, observing shape and color. I want variation.

I want another list. How can I decorate with flowers? Maybe do lettering? Flower Fields? Bold colors? I’ve got another hand print idea. Then it’s brush techniques.

My goal is to explore the many possibilites with one simple tool. There is no right way to paint a flower. Anything and everything is possible. Isn’t it great!

I created a board for 100 ways to flower with power. I’ll be adding more.

Thanks for reading!

More Dots

Exploration in size. And a little color.

Past designs The fish are cute. The apple has an earth vibe. The fower? candy dots. I didn’t intend to paint candy dots. I was just happy/ Art makes me happy. Just the thought of art makes me happy. It’s the thought of using a simple dot to create anything.

Here are the flowers the new ones.

I wanted blue and yellow ochre. I am imagining these flowers painted on brick or tiles. It could work? Sometimes it’s the color. Sometimes it’s how it makes you feel. Many times it’s what it takes away. Art is my muse. I am halfway through the flower exploration. Now I’ want to paint trees. I will but I have this celebration project in mind.

Sunshine, not always

Sometimes there is no yellow. With doubts. fears, and problems how can there be? You can painti sunshine!

Worry seems bigger for all of us these days. It is never what happens to us or what we are going through that damages. It is how we let it.

And so I sat for three hours painting. I saw how painting and diving into each idea brought with it a creative and FREE spirit.

Sometimes all it takes is a paper roll and five minutes. Lots of ideas.

A sun and in the middle, words. A little shine because sometimes we forget. Know that I always shine for you. When I don’t that’s because my sister moon has come to visit.

Painting Emotions

I want to spend more time on color. I have a good book in mind. I could look at my work and observe color. How does the color scheme represnt the emotions and sentiment?

Happy and sad are easy. As I watch a movie I can observe color and emotions within the scene.

Today I observed a floral jar on a coffee table. I looked at shapes, how I could paint each detail. Then I sat for less than 30 minutes. It seemed much quicker. I painted.

My goal was to play. I did. I used an angle brush for lines and the handle to stamp. Using my pinky finger for flower petails worked great.

The flowers are beautiful. I’ll have to paint this on thicker paper for the book! I am loving Corita Kent’s , Learning With Love.

Observing details and shapes makes drawing much easier. I had no idea that leaves and petals have lines and color variants only visible upclose. The lines are curvy or squiggly. That’s another project I’ll finish later.

Everyone can paint.

Drawing Flowers Take 2

Since I like the apple activity so much I decided to have another take at these flowers. It it so free to use 2 cent copy papar rather than expensive sheets. All in good practice. Great practice.

My tools of choice: a pick, the tip and flat part of a sponge brush. Oh and the handle my watercolor brush.

What I love about experimentation is you can’t control the outcome. What will happen will happen. I wanted to have straight lines in the yellow flowers. Sometimes you do get surprices.

My favorite. It’s a flower. There’s color. Shapes. The playful way you read it. Everything about this is excatly what I needed to express.

In the middle of washing the brush, I had this idea! I need a close-up.

I am in California and yes I needed a reminder to stop complaining and be grateful for what I do have. I really need this flower! Lettering went from ok I have some ideas to I beleive it works. More on that tomorrow, I just had to share.

You can make flowers out of anything, cruncheed up paper or straws…I will have to build the collection. Wait a minute, this is my book idea.

Drawing Flowers- Day 6

Why did I throw away the little ornament that made the coolest flowers?

You can create flowers with just about everything including a simple thumbprint.

I am here creating out of love. I feel at peace in nature. I used blocks, paintbrush handles, watercolor, pencils, ink, acrylic, toothpicks and other odds and ends. That was fun! Not sure how I feel about today’s flowers . Working on such a small sheet of paper is hard. I don’t have room to play. I really liked the apple activity.

I didn’t know what to do so I just painted. The colors are beautiful and certainly makes me stop, admire and breath. Once in a while we need to stop and say, “It’s ok that I feel down today but let’s look for brighter days. Nevermind the gray background mess. This was good practice. I was discracted today. Mistakes turned into beautiful flowers. It’s always the unexpected and original that interest me.

The purple flower is my favorite! I lik all the flowers but I do have to make changes.

Daily Prompt-Hand

I am here. I paint. All I want is to to be known for my style, my work, my style, and my color. Am I nervous for the days to come or the change that needs to happen. What would I do without the hand that holds my brush or the finger that allows me to type these very words. Wait I have an idea!

So where are you? What are you doing? Are you lending a helping hand?

Creative Ways to Paint a Flower

I’ve been painting animals. Then insects. Today I painted flowers. What I’ve learned from the creative exploration class is:

  • using various tools is fun
  • using various tools makes is easy to work through a mistake and somehow make it work
  • using various tools makes it easy to come into your syle
  • using various tools gives you more ways to discover your talent and gain confidnece.

I’m going to use what I’ve learned to paint all the animals for the book. All of a sudden I have a plan. I had one before but it was elusive.

I like the flowers I painted. All it took was some simple acrylic, tempera, colored pencils and a little watercolor. I have an idea for creating a garland of flowers with a quote that reads whatever you do, do it with you.