Growing Beautifully

Walnut ink is new for me. Aside from the messy bottle, this ink is beautiful. Reminds me of painting with coffee or tea. I want to stain and create vintage paper. Maybe a love letter note to self? In the shape of a flower? Yes.

My thoughts were begin with what you know and find new ways to combine ideas. I ended up with weeds. You might be growing beautifully. Weeds start growing, wanting to choke you. That’s when you proceed with heart.

Society does impose. I suppose.

There’s this whimsical need to express the imagination. Every impossible or crazy idea began with a crazy idea. It’s only sound, good when oh, it works!

I can use walnut ink for a holiday themed creative exploration. Choosing a favorite color would be great too.

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I’m wondering how others would paint or draw flowers? There’s more than 100 ways.

Next week I’m doing brush techniques. And after that flowers with napkins and ink. I’m surprising myself.

Thanks for reading. Thank you to those of you who have emailed me your kind words. Oh I made a few changes to You Are Loved.

Have a good weekend! Stay cool!

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.

Spring is almost here!

I’m enjoying the richness of purple. I like the beauty and simplicity of flowers. You can create with any color or brush you choose. Use a flat brush. Use a round brush. Use an ornament. Use a q-tip. Use your thumb.

Hope you had a good week.

Painting Poppies

Here’s the first try, sketch and all. What a mess.

I took my time sketching and then I messed up. So I took another sheet and painted. No sketching just painted. Mixed up some color. What a masterpiece.

I still need lots of details but this is great. The color and poppies in three growing stages really express others will try but you live your story. Everyone blooms at their own pace with their own beauty. Wait… that’s a storybook lion who was a late bloomer.

A few more leaves, some white acrylic to cover up the mistakes and more details…this is awesome.

Now it’s time to go do some more digitizing.