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Always blooming with you

I sat under a tree. It was a hot day but the breeze and the color of the plants,flowers, and rocks had me focused on the moment. I took deep breathes. I felt energized and revived.

Now that I have the layout down, it’s time to glue. Oh, and I need to use white ink to write the word with inside the pink bloom.

These letters aren’t perfect. I did use a pencil to draw a few of the letters but mostly just cut. Good letters. Good color scheme. Nature you’re always cheering me on. Thank you to the fan who posted the words, you’ve got skills. When I was done cutting and pasting, your words came to mind. Not that I’m boasting, but I do have skills. I’m going to keep going and keep creating. In the words of Tabitha Brown, it’s my business.

What, a week into this journal and I’m already in a playful mood. Good!

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Butterfly Floral Collage

a yellow butterfly filled with pink and blue flowers
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Not sure where this came from but Wow! I wasn’t sure what my journal entry would be. Catcoq’s email was about animal motifs. I read a fabulous EttaVee post on abundance mentality. You know I had to do something with flowers and a butterfly. Beyoncé’s new song was fresh on my mind. That is all I have to say about this beautiful butterfly. I do want to paint the background. I want to cursively write the word fly someplace inside the butterfly. I want this to be a print on the wall. As the color catches your eye, you’re curious, and your eyes lead to fly. Altogether the word fly just makes you want to release, flow and fly. Fly like the wind. I want to fly. I need to fly.

Ok so I had a lot more to say. I should write a poem. I shall. It’s written.

With Love

Mireya

Are you a subscriber? There are lots more blooms to come. All these journal entries are going to lead to a book project. Not sure what that book will be. I do have an idea. It will come together.

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Wise Trees Collage Tree

There are a few trees that I redid for the re-release of Wise Trees. The other is a crayon one. Glue gun and crayons is amazing! I should add that to my Pinterest. I will. I have many many more trees to paint but I’ll save these for the next book project.

Ok I’m kicking off my summer painting this week and what better way to do that then with Wise Trees.

Have you read the read? Oh it’s so good and azure to spark your curiosity and make you feel like you can paint what you want to paint! Please do leave a review of the book on Amazon. Your support means so much to me.

Let’s make it a great week! Let’s make it a great summer.

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Giving art a second chance?

Use new tools like a dagger brush to paint flowers

I had these flowers in the love the color and petals but not a good bloom pile. The file was on my computer and in a redo file. The color is beautiful. Seems like color is a constant in all of my work. What was wrong with these in the first place? Maybe it was because the idea was quick to produce. I’m adding these flowers to my shop. These flowers are my process and a reminder to always have a faith in my work. Do I still have the actual artwork? I could paint a textured background. Even if I don’t have the actual blooms, I have the brush! I suppose it’s important to ask why I’m rejecting my work. Wait I’ve seen this quote someplace:

Make now. Question later.

You see that is a true artist. Though I may not be physically painting, I am painting in spirit, in my imagination! Art is always on my mind, in my heart.

With love,

Mireya

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A sponge a stick and you have a bloom

Simple tools. It works. I haven’t painted much these days. Today I finally doodled with some pens. It was like, ah everything is suddenly right again. It felt like the breeze.

It’s been breezy and there’s nothing like a breeze. It’s fresh, free and nature! It’s almost like painting or drawing.

I need more of just watching the breeze. Suddenly I am thinking about all of my thoughts. It’s so important to take care of your mind.

Art helps you do that. I’m still working on a summer reading list. Oh and there’s a few new tools I want to test out. Oh and paint a few trees.

I guess I now have my weekly to-do list.

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Because I love Eric Carl‘s Work

Tomorrow I’ll finish this flower but yes, I love Eric Carle’s simplicity. He just paints and it’s beautiful.

I like my work too.

olorful collage flower

Collage has taught me to have patience and trust the process. It could take about two hours to work on a piece. You let your eyes do the arranging. Maybe collage can help me be a better painter.

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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.

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Flowers we need you all

This is exactly why I paint my various flowers. It’s nature. It’s us. It doesn’t get any better than this. I’m so glad I accidentally purchased this pink paint.

Today was a reminder of how much I enjoy just painting. I don’t need to be anywhere or do anything except play with the ideas in my head. We all need these moments in our lives.

Big Magic is such a wonderful book.I love Elizabeth’s idea that ideas are always floating around. We are merely a vessel that can bring forth those dreams. I appreciated sitting there, having the time to flow with it.

My problem is that I need to implement a lot more.

Know of any good art books? Any good reads? I’m going to do a lot of loose florals and reading this summer. Yes I’ll paint flowers and let the book write itself. Sounds good!

Ok movie time.

With Love,

Mireya

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Collage and Color Purple Bloom

Same concept but better. The color, color keeps on shinning much brighter.

I can actually look at my work and see the ideas. It’s like I’m looking at someone’s work thinking, ok yes, beautiful, I see what you’re doing!

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No particular place needed to bloom

7 pink and orange ornament flowers
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What’s that saying about no particular place…it’s in no particular place where the best songs are written, the best art is created, the rarest of gems are found and where you fall in love. Not sure when or how I thought to stamp flowers with an ornament but there was no particular plan. I am so glad I listened. Art helps you listen. There’s a voice inside each of us. This is the voice of truth.

Here’s to bright days and relying more on our sense of being.

For these lovely friendship blooms, I stamped with a min ridged ornament. You apply paint to the bottom of the ornament and stamp on the paper in a circular motion. Allow the paint to mostly dry and then use a damp brush to blend in wet areas. That’s it! I love painting these blooms.

With Love,

Mireya