Blue Idea Lightbulb

soon to be in Live Your Story

I love the blue so much better than the pink. Ideas. We all have good ones if only we take the time to listen.

Today I briefly glanced over my instagram posts and Jame’s Victore’s post got me thinking. What is my pourpose?

Without any doubt I replied:

to inspire others with my beautiful thoughts be it books or art. My art is freedodm to express my curiosity, creativity, and the inner child.

Many a times, I’ve tried to put this in words but thought and thought and thought.

As I begin the first day of summer plans I contemplate just how in the heck I’ll live up to my purpose among the pages of my books, art prints and everything else I’ve planned.

Let the good times begin!

Master the Medium or Idea?

soon to be featured in Live Your Story book.

….a thought prompted my a recent blog post. First of all I’m a mixed media artist. I love using various paint and fun tools. I do and have wondered how this exploring ties in to the 10,000 hours of practice.

Yes I love working with watercolor and tempera. I feel like my journey has only just begun. There’s lots more I want to learn.

BUT isn’t the point of art to tell a story. I hear more and more artists say that it’s not about the tools or perfection.

It’s about the idea!

Lines and Shapes

I almost had a good idea and then I messed up. It happens A LOT.

I do love the circles and lines, Lines can be graceful, calm or chaotic. Monotones of blue could represent faith, tranquility, and connections. All good words to describe love.

I can add circle, triangle and heart shaped lines with dots too. Not sure if I should add the pink half circle pattern.

Oh what a beautiful mess!

The green lines with blue dots are beautiful.

I could have looked at the ugly green and yellow square as a total loss. The thought crossed my mind for a second. But, I have an idea! Round two let’s go!

I’m your biggest fan!

(reposting this )

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Dear Mireya,

I just don’t know where to begin. I know there’s plans to post the awesome tree you painted using art tape, but a note is much needed.  Your idea to create a first children’s chapter book that doubles as an art book is awesome.

Look I believe in you and your art. BUT I have to tell this.  You set out to paint something awesome and then bad happens. I get that it’s hard. Keep going and just look at it as a mistake that you can learn from. The day when you FINALLY get it right seems far FAR FAR FAR away.  Get over this. Get over yourself. Just paint and write the book you want to write.  So you haven’ t a clue. Then get one!

How many times have you drawn letters only to walk away thinking practice isn’t enough. Maybe it’s been the wrong approach the whole time. Maybe you should THINK ABOUT WHAT your awesome at and start with that first.

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Here’s a list:

  • you can write
  • you can draw simple letters.
  • YOU CAN DRAW

Don’t even think about the PERFECTION.  You aren’t and you never will be. Look you need some orange in your day today and everyday.

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KEEP THINGS SIMPLE and just work on projects. Embrace that your hand writing will always be a little messy. What you can’t do is settle and have a terrible attitude.

Look, you painted this on an old piece of watercolor paper. You should have painted it on a blank piece. You were afraid of messing up a perfectly good piece of paper with your mistakes. Stop that. Don’t practice. Paint a masterpiece! You are thinking you don’t know how to put your book together much less draw the pictures for it.

Just paint. Just write. Just get messy. Through it all, always give your absolute best–the very best you can possibly be! I have a plan. You’ll work on side projects that are all geared toward your book. Each project will include illustrations done with mixed media. This way you’ll have mini projects to help you learn as well as get that book ready. Yes it’s all happening in November. Remember that I love you and I’m your biggest fan.

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Oh these words

I am reading this book and these words made me laugh in a yes, you have me…

“Your own special, freakish, imperfect, beautiful, f*ed up self is waiting to come out and play.”

I am.