Do I have a collection? I’m an artist of course I have paint!
Tag: visionary artist
I’m an expressive flower artist. I want to build my art business. The best way to do that is to prioritize self-expression.
Off the top of my head here’s a list:
- Daily journal (practice composition, color and develop flow
- Add work twice a month to my Redbubble shop/portfolio
- Write a minimum of three posts a week
- Share daily content on my social media accounts
- Invest in me via podcasts, nature walks, and courses
I’m blooming into a full creatively hue business that offers joyful art and offers inspirational items like t-shirts, puzzles, mugs, art prints, arty books and courses.
I can do it! What’s your dream? Comment below.
Stand on top of a stage before a large crowd and sing!
Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint.Georgia O’keeffe
Instead of the violin, I dance. There’s walking in the rose garden. Any garden! I sing on my own in the privacy of my home or in a crowd. Oh, but you know that I paint!
The colors I’ve been painting are not my usual palette. Tomorrow I’ll continue working on shapes and observing. I’m focused on the process. I’m learning and growing. Oh, I should go for a morning walk. That’s right, I have a pile of unfinished work.
When was the last time I took a risk? I don’t think I’ve taken enough risks. Let this be a reminder. I’m smiling at the world. Getting a new haircut but always trying to have a good attitude. I’m not perfect. All I can do is be me, beautiful me. This week I said yes to a challenging class. They showed me patience. I had to tune out all the noise and do what I do best, listen to their ideas and encourage them. I was there to teach them and they taught me.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I’ll see you Sunday.
I paint of course! I create.
A lot has changed since I was a teenager. The one constant has always been art! Far too often we take societal norms to be the only truth, the way. Being a teenager, a high schooler is such a short experience. Self-expression, your spirit, this is who I am.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I will be sharing more of my art. So expect more content across all my social media. You can find me on Instagram and Pinterest.
Have a good week.
New Art Journal & Ruby the Copycat
I finished a journal. Now it’s time to start a new art journal. My new journal is a smaller size. I have a limited space to work my magic on a limited space. Here are a few art journals that Ive been doodling in fro time to time. The smaller journal is a Corduroy pocket journal for my poems. The other is a journal I picked up at UCLA. In this journal I doodle and test markers to see if I can create watercolor effects. They are not. I can doodle, look at color schemes and most of all I can learn not to be Ruby the Copycat!
I had a chance to read this book and here I am in the same situation. Ruby is a new girl at school. She’s shy, nervous and scared. She meets Angela with a beautiful red bow. Angela read her poem to the class. Ruby copied it. On and on Ruby went copying. This made her classmates mad, particularly Angela.
Roses-Watercolor Sketching and Exploring
I had finished a painting session. I don’t remember the outcome but taking my finepoint black pen and doodling roses is memorable. I took random watercolors and painted in a quick blending motion. I used the back side of watercolor paper so it wasn’t even watercolor blending. The orange and pink look beautiful together! I created a pattern, called it doodling peach roses and added the design to my shop. I never intended for these flowers to be a design in my shop. These roses weren’t good but they weren’t bad either. What I was painting probably didn’t work, so I picked up the brush and did something random. I’ve been doing a lot of random art. That’s how I’ve given these roses a second look and I want more of these roses.
I read in Feck Perfuction that we overlook and dismiss the random weird “stuff”. The random weird stuff makes the best art. These doodles are me. I feel like I’m on to something. That something is the focus of Roses: Friendship for the Spirit. I want a book filled with my roses:
The book will contain all of the random thoughts that come from painting roses. It’s time to get painting and painting I shall! For now I’m not thinking of the book. I want to paint and let the ideas emerge. My priority is self-expression. I trust that the book will be there.
I’ve added new work to my shop. Here’s a wildflower that expresses what I’d like to be known for, what I want my work to mean. I did a little lunchtime sketching. Thanks for reading my blog and for being a fan. If you enjoy this content please subscribe.
Roses are not perfect circles. The petals are random shapes. The colors vary. The roses vary in size. Roses are beautiful! We don’t have to stop at Roses either. We can get all Just Ask by Sonia Sotomayor and admire everything in nature. Everything in nature simply is. We should always simply be when it comes to painting or doing our best at what we choose to do. Simply being is what allows us to experiment, explore and reach those little habits that make up our story, our art.
I gave my project some brighter color and I realized yet again Michelangelo is right! You begin with a white canvas. Each brush stroke is layering or chiseling to get rid of everything but the idea. This process requires trust and takes time. The entire process is all I’m going to add a little blue. You don’t question you just do! From bright brush strokes for Ettavee’s project to Suzanne’s expressive flowers, I’ve been painting a lot. There’s no right way to paint a flower! You mix up your colors. Sure there are guidelines you can follow but an artist doesn’t question. I simply paint.
Thank you so much for reading. Please subscribe because I’ve only just begun. I do feel mighty and powerful today. You should too.
Have a wonderful week.
Last Day of March 2023
Spring is here and we are heading into a New Month. I wanted to make one last entry for March. Next week I will be hanging out in the arts district and doing a little shopping. I finally found a bright brush. I’ll be painting new flowers. I’ll be filming some of it. Do you know of any happenings in Los Angeles? I have been painting and loving every minute of it. I forgot about my wildflower thoughts book. I will be creating a video or two on these flowers.
Thank you so much for being a fan. What project are you working on?