Paper roll blooms

Love making these flowers. So easy to make and different beautiful petals every time. I’m posting this right now because I need a reminder to keep creating keep making art. I am my best tool. Here’s to creating more. Here’s to just making art and being you.

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Love is always blooming

This week was weird. I find myself wanting to fully connect with my authentic me. I started a great audio book, Swagger. There’s been a few words of brutal honesty. I had to calm myself with Gospel Morning’s Love podcast. Last night’s evening stroll was a game changer. Always is. All the podcasts have been about love. Everything leads back to love. Love my authentic me, my authentic child soul who wants to draw all day long and share it.

This week I painted a few butterflies, paper roll flowers, an Allium and I still want to paint another, and abstract brush stroke flowers.

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Positive Thoughts

Surface Design seems like a good idea! These flowers were created with a series of motions made with a flat brush. Not even sure how I mixed this beautiful color. A little red? Oh right it was just painting and that led to PLAY

The just painting and PLAY is part of the 100 ways to flower with power book. It’s all together only I need to physically do it. I have more writing and I’ll start next week.

Lotus Bloom

Sometimes you need to feel vulnerable, scared and hopeless so you can then realize even more. The Lotus flower is all put together. It was a mess. The mess came when I started thinking perfection. One of my followers on Instagram thought it was good as is. It was but I felt like it was too much trying to be instead of just being.

Lotus Flower

This flower is a reminder that I am working everday toward my creative business. I need to let the sun and air in so I can bloom. I didn’ t know that a Lotus flower only grows in the mud.

Live Your Love Story

Happy Valentine’s Day! I always loved decorating a shoe box as my mailbox. Then I’d look at all my cards as soon as I got home from school. Fun times. I took the heart pattern idea from the book cover and painted cards.

Painting hearts is relaxing. Painting hearts is an easy way to create a hand painted card. Oh by the way, my ebook is available for free until February 18th. The paperback should be available today if not by Saturday. The paperback is available for a specal price of 7.99. Here’s a link to my author page on Amazon.

Thank yu so much for reading. The tribe keeps on growing and it means the world to me that I can share my art with you. Have a good day!

Process

The process is what it’s all about. Taking the time to review and asses your journey allows you to see how much you’ve grown. So much work goes into perfecting a craft. It could be writing a song, story, movie or playing Basketball. Practice is how you become the best that you can be. Thanks Kobe.

Every doodle and idea takes time. Is it Michelangelo who described the idea of creating a statue as the form is already there? You just need to carve out the parts that don’t belong. Process helps you do this. Beautiful.

My Process

First the idea floats around in my head. Sometimes nagging me to be written. I draw a thinking map to gather my ideas. Then I start writing. I write and keep on writing. In between I go for walks. Heree’s the fun part. I am open to inspiration and let ideas happen. Ideas don’t just happen but because I am relaxed I can freely create.

I don’t know but last night I was amazed at how all the process work led to the awesome story about to be published.

Dung Beetles

Flightless dung beetles don’t fly. They can roll a ball 50 times their weight. Not easy yet they do it. Seems impossible but flightless dung beetles do it. They don’t sit around and focus on the fact that they will never fly like all the other Beetles…that would be a good story to write.

These days have been emotional. Have yet to do the paperwork for Live Your Love Story. I finished the edits. They’re beautiful! I might redo the bee for Different Is Beautiful.