Expressive Flowers

Art makes you

Wait a minute I have a new brush. I could paint I could write these words in brighter livelier colors. Oh, this reminds of the quotes in the Arts District. This will be a good weekend project.

Here’s the pink tulips I’m working on.

shades of pink collage flowers.

The best part is putting it all together. There’s the painting of the papers, then cutting and arranging until it looks and feels good. You might go for a walk at some point. All of it is process, and process is the best part because soon you’ll look at your work. All the work. the curiosity, doubt and mistakes it’s all part of your bet work.

Ok I have been working on my blooms. I guess these past weeks have been writing to finish the book. I’ve been doing a lot of collage too,

As always thanks for reading and please subscribe if you haven’t. I will be giving the books away for free. Now I should go read the The Magic of Color.

Collage Art

I Am Collage Blooms

These blooms were inspired by Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle. I was thinking rhyme, but I wanted a few words. I AM seemed like a confident wacky way to say be yourself, have fun and just paint what you’re going to paint.

The blue letters and pink and purple blooms create the vibes I want to convey. I was going places with this design but didn’t know what to do. I laid out collage paper, let Truffula trees inspire me and cut and arranged according to my eyes. I like it!

Creative Exploration

Bloom no matter the season

bloom no matter the season watercolored brushed quote

Maybe the color needs a little work but the neutrals, pink, inviting blue–will my ideas grow the way I want them too? Oh but simply turn this candle lid into a stamp, swirl the paint brush, press the imprinted napkin on wet paint and see what happens. Yes! Watch how the noise fades as you do.

Creative Exploration

Roses are red poem

Oh I like this! It’s fun to read, makes me smile. It’s always important to take care of you. I like going for walks and watching the moon change shape. Helping others, dancing, watching a good movie, painting, this is how I take care of myself.

Oh and the best way I take care of me is that as I’m drawing letters, I am drawing. There is no hand lettering, or rulers. I draw. When the doubter voices comes along it doesn’t really phase me.

How do you care of you?

Creative Exploration

A world of color in every mosaic

I’ve seen mosaics before but not like the ones in Park Guell You have colors complimentary to others. You have contrasting colors. You have monotones. You have analogous colors. You have bright colors, warm colors, cool colors…somehow it works. That’s what this great big world is full of, COLOR. I can’t get over how each tile brings out the beauty in the others.

Paint a mosaic and let color guide. I sometimes choose a dominate color like blue or pink and let go.

The cover of my book should be a mosaic. YES! Now I’ll go edit the book and do a little lettering.

Creative Exploration

Hand Lettering My Way…

this is not my typical workspace but I’m at work and this is my lunch break. I’m so glad I have Afinity Photo. I can scan, erase, and rearrange layout. I forgot how hard this process is. If you make a mistake there’s no eraser. I chose not to use a pencil. Am I CRAZY? I love the adrenaline rush. You just keep going and enjoy the process. I did need two tries to get some ideas right. I think I’ve got it! I’m ready to move on. Not looking for perfection, only my best. Let’s just continue this awesomeness. I’ve got 15 more minutes till lunch ends…