I can draw a mighty fine flower.

The more I paint the more I realize, I can draw a mighty fine flower. All it took was a small angle brush. Paint with the left hand. Paint with the right hand. At first they were just pink dabs of paint. I went to Jo-Ann’s to pick up a few birthday goodies. I found the perfect green.

I like it. A lot. I wanted a field of pink flowers. The kind of pink flowers that makes you stop and admire. You believe. For one or a few glorious moments you forget. How can you be in a field of pink flowers and not feel divine. I miss the beautiful gardens of Bellagio.

I could do paint with any brush. There’s a redo pile. I’m going to do some ink doodles. I’ll take another look at my pinterest board and see what I can come up with.

Thanks for reading!

Creative Ways to Flower

100 ways to flower with power is definitely about choosing how you want to create. Yes I am painitng but this idea applies to all of us. We skills. We have talents that can help others. Anything and everything is art. There’s power in believing.

Hearts.Thumbprints, Index finder. Stamp with the side of your finger. pinkie dots. Blend as you stamp. Monotones. Stamp with pinky finger and drag. Stamp with your knuckes. I didn’t try that. Perhaps I should? Stamp with your palm. I was practicing sillouette puppets the other evening. It was a suggestion from Learn By Heart. I’m thinking of how I can position my hand to paint a few more flowers. I could stamp with the flat coiled side of my fist. Turn anger into love. That could work!

I’m about 30 ideas away from completing the 100. Now I want to shift more into stepping away from the palatte and techniques I normaly use.

As always thanks for reading! See you tomorrow. Let me go paint the a few more thumbprints.

Palm Prints make beautiful Poppies

You paint a donut on your palm. Leave a little unpainted area in the center. Stamp. Easy. I observed what shapes I made and that’s all. To have a right idea, you have to be willing to let go and CREATE. My favorite part is that the flowers come out different every time. The color scheme of the first three flowers is amazing. I will clean up the pink. Just a little There’s this together we can, Together we will vibe that I can’t pass up.

a second try

Try blending monotones as you paint on your palm. Layer using dry and wet paint. Paint half a donut and stamp in pieces. You’ll see that next week. Have a good weekend.

Play and Work

Yes the two connect. The definitions are practically the same. I’m working on a new book. I drew with a liquid lipstick. It began with a shape. It ended with a stamp. The words are always here but how to express them, now that’s what creative exploration is all about!

Without the let me draw and see what happens, I wouldn’t have an idea I’m proud of. I look forward to more work and play.

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100 Ways To Flower With Power

Today begins the adventure. Here are my goals:

Continue creative exploration with observation.

Build my tool box.

This book is a creative boost for my imagination and curiosity.

The power comes in knowing that there is a world full of ideas waiting for you to take action.

I want to ignite my imagination and curiosity. There are many ways to draw a flower. You can use color, texture and shape to express lots of ideas. A flower with thick black swiggly lines creates different emotions from that of a pink petal done with thumb prints. Or what of the brown florals made to resemble vintage paper?

I need to add these ideas to the book! This book has been in the works for a long time. Corita mentions this project. James Victore mentions this project.

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Sunshine, not always

Sometimes there is no yellow. With doubts. fears, and problems how can there be? You can painti sunshine!

Worry seems bigger for all of us these days. It is never what happens to us or what we are going through that damages. It is how we let it.

And so I sat for three hours painting. I saw how painting and diving into each idea brought with it a creative and FREE spirit.

Sometimes all it takes is a paper roll and five minutes. Lots of ideas.

A sun and in the middle, words. A little shine because sometimes we forget. Know that I always shine for you. When I don’t that’s because my sister moon has come to visit.

Exploring, Experimenting It Helps

Wow! I have an idea for the stamp. The goal is to observe random objects. What textures can thee objects create? Let the ideas emerge. No wrong. No right. Only Make.

I see some bamboo stalks, stucoo and flowers. Texture is what makes Eric Carle’s animals interesting.

I like the bouncy rhythm. I stamped flat, on the sides and gave it a little twirl. I used a small brush to to define the shapes. The color will look much better with a scan. So you see, today I experimented with an oranament. Wonder what I’ll find tomorrow!

Curious + Imaginative

That’s me. I’ve been painting flowers. Lots of them. I like the colors. The shapes. I’ve noticed some but there are many heart shape petals out there. Since I can’t come to nature, nature seems to be coming to me. I’ve had a how to create a flowers idea for a long time but…

flowers with quote

In a few days I should probably give Different Is Beautiful another round of editing. I do take breaks. I want to judge with a fresh pair of eyes. Wait judge? It was interesting when a podcast host advised me out on judging my work. Sometimes students will look at my work and say” wow that’s so good.” I react with an atittude of, really? The advice, STOP! We all think about our work. Don’t think just create. I seem to be doing that these days. I just go with a sketch.

I love to create! I always have. Here;s to all the awesomeness to come.

Daily Prompt-Hand

I am here. I paint. All I want is to to be known for my style, my work, my style, and my color. Am I nervous for the days to come or the change that needs to happen. What would I do without the hand that holds my brush or the finger that allows me to type these very words. Wait I have an idea!

So where are you? What are you doing? Are you lending a helping hand?