A Free Creative Spirit

These are a few of my favorite sketches. I seem to be doing this a lot these days but sharing keeps me creating.

My lettering isn’t centered. Some wouldn’t even call it lettering. Together we bloom was painted on copy paper. The collage flower was painted with old paint. I painted the tree with a Crayola flat brush. Nothing on Crayola, Crayola makes good art supplies. Some might say Crayola is for kids.

Artists like to build up a tool box. I watch videos and see expensive brushes and premium paints. The truth is who cares. Ok I am a collector of color but what produces good work is a free spirit. It’s the freeness that comes form a state of being. You go fron idea to idea. There’s no mistake or mess. There is but you just fix it and move on. You keep working and enjoy the process.

Sweet or sour? It’s your choice. This painting was a distater. Who knows what the green was before. I painted over it and covered the mess with the letters. Oh that’s why I added the lightbulb. The color is brillant and what an idea. The texture is amazing. I guess today I just wanted to write these words.

Who cares what people are doing. Who cares what people think. Live for you. Create from your awesomeness. That shines much brighter than the perfect hue.

Here’s to more work. Oh my goodness the editing for the color book is amazing! I’ll tell you about that in a few days.

It’s a colorful world collage bloom

olorful collage flower

Not bad for a few scraps of collage paper. It’s how you put scraps together, that’s how you bloom.

In case you’re wondering, yes I added this bloom to the shop.

Love this new pink acrylic paint

I was painting blooms and thinking spring. Today is cold and winter is almost near. I’ll sit in thought and dream of spring as I glue, paint or write.

Oh but there are many of full mooms in the winter. There are breezy cold days just right for blankets and hot cocoa. The sun shines so your nose won’t freeze. Oh my every season has its beauty! I have so many blooms to paint and a book to finish!

This weekend I’ll put together the ebook layout, the first rough draft. I may share it sooner than you think.

Hidden Gems in painting roses

These are the blooms I wrote about a few days ago. The brown pink rose, who knew that mixing red with black would make a brown pink. A dagger brush makes it easier to do the thin and thick strokes. You can use a round brush but a dagger seems to work better for me. I love using blue in my leaves. Yes it’s an idea that I borrowed from another artist. Only my greens and blues are bold.

I started reading a book on the meaning of flowers. I want to write more pomes and quotes. I”ll be painting today.

On working on a project

Why isnt’t this a print?

A 6 x 6 book size? Can I publish a book that size on KDP? If I want a book that size, I’ll make it happen. The book I am talking about is A World Full of Color. I’ve been reading and writing and what a book! I am excited to keep working and even more excited to share the book with you.

As I write this post a news segment of Designercon plays. A designer proudly shares the story behind her colorful backpacks. A new thought for the book? Write it down and see how it all comes together. The stuff I threw away because it left me unmotivated gave me a fresh start. It always works out.

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A world full of color

pink blue and orange mosaic colormo

All of the colors work together. You have colors complimentary to others. You have contrasting colors. You have monotones. You have analogous colors. Somehow it works. That’s what this great big world is full of, COLOR. What a beautiful world! Mosaics are a wonderful example of how color works together.

This bloom can be the cover of a square book, A World Full of Color. The pages will be filled with colorful illustrations and thoughts on color. Each thought printed on a colorful background? Oh my, what a wonderful idea! I can’t wait to put my book together.

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About a Valentine’s Heart leaf tree

This is more of a note to self but I suppose there are others in this world who need these words too.

Left over Valentine’s hearts?

It was an idea from the start!

Teacher said green, blue, yellow or brown

The students painted with black, purple scribbles and lines

Would the tree turn out fine?

What would other teachers say?

But the children, not once did I hear is this is ok?

There were moments of look at my work.

Friendships were mended.

Quiet voices transcended.

It was like a spanish word and its accent

How does one make a masterpiece?

Tune out the noise.

Place with posie

Serves me right, well

For the chilren, I mean artists, are the swellest of the swell.

They know that a Valentine is a leaf with heart.

use what you have

Have you ever painted with markers?

Watercolor with your fingers?

I can and I did!

The smiles on every kid.

No brushes.

No tempera paint.

Who cares!

Dip your fingers.

Make a mess and linger

Scribble on a leaf and stamp!

Mixing color, blending, you’re an artist, a champ

That’s jut what an artist does. Go for a walk. Find some fallen leaves and paint with them!

Ideas will take you wonderful places

Bellisia is the first character I actually put down on paper. Bellisia turned into Ana & George. Then it was Wise Trees. After Wise Trees it was Live Your Love Story and Road Trip. With every story and every bloom my work gets better. The more I create, the more I make, it’s like who cares just keep painting and see what happens. Sometimes ideas work and most of the time it’s practice. In every idea there is always a gem.

Yes all of my projects have taken me wonderful places. Today for example I just painted for hours. I painted a lovely bloom but the stem and leaves were the wrong color and shape. Not a problem. I had a stack of green and blue collage paper. What a beauty!

Here’s to being proud of our work and to the wonderful places we’ll go!

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Pink Collage Blooms in Progress

Collage is another fun way to make art. You paint textures on paper. You let your eyes create color balance. You don’t know what it’s going to look like until it’s done. You have to trust the process. Sometimes we want to control every single detail. It’s more like all the time. That’s why I stopped sketching with pencil because if I do I start thinking perfection. This design is one of my favorites. I just made it. It was all play.

every butterfly needs a cocoon collage

Yes that is why I started Creatively Hue. Creatively Hue is my cacoon where I can bloom. When you’re ready you just come forth open up your wings like the hungray caterpillar and flutter. Every day there are more of you and I can’t thank you enough. If you aren’t a subscriber then please subscribe. There’s poetry. Fun blooms,always. Books and so much more. Your best work is waiting!