mixed media painting, note to self

A LOve Story

Yeah in the words of what I just read a while ago, a REAL love story is imperfect, incomplete and oh there will be tears. When all is sad and done…even while your down at that VERY moment get up or die trying. This is a poem I’ve been holding on to for a long LONG time……and I sat there working on it for hours-not all at once but I did.

LOVE POEM I finally got it just right. The words are just right!

lovestoryHow did it happen?  I PUT ON SOME MUSIC.  The song Life is Worth Living song. An unexpected love from an unexpected artist. The words of Oprah played next, just as doubt showed up–nonetheless. All I knew was the time is now. What do you know I WROTE IT and I love the way it is. I changed a few words BUT it’s a smile and it FEELS.

Can;t wait to add this in my threadless shop.

Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible.

 

 

 

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Clever Painting Brush

Sometimes I see trees and imagine that MAYBE the leaves of a tree are just it’s hair. Trees must need their leaves like we need our hair. I smile and the tree smiles back. The warm sun and the breeze come along for the ride. This sounds CRAZY I know,  but maybe I have a gift for IMAGINATION that I shouldn’t hide

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YES, this is going to look great in my book…one page of the many trees I will paint. And all it took was a walk, my imagination, some paint and a size 10 round brush.  I press here and there and everywhere. Wow this looks amazing! Adding a teal tempera paint made the whole tree pop. I love it!!!

Imagine all the impossibilities that are impossible because I’m doing it right now!

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This whole world

via Daily Prompt: Carve

This whole world is big you see. This whole world is BIG enough for you and me.   Yeah LIVE YOUR LOVE STORY AND SHARE YOUR GLORY.

Something told me to post with this word. I started this morning but had to run off. Don’t want to. There’s so much art for me to do! I’ll DO it and I will do it with love.

SO excited for my book and all that’s to come. Here me, in the words of a school sign I read today, ROAR!!!

 

and the poem LOVE STORY

LOVE POEM

 

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Brilliant…

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is like beauty in  the eye of the beholder. Brilliant is an idea that makes you light up and  say YES I am painting this. Brilliant is you did it without doubt. Brilliant is the idea that lives inside you. Brilliant is the mistakes you make and then say oh WOW wait a minute here’s what I can do next time. Brilliant is a smile right when you need it. Brilliant is this very word that made me write all of this when I needed it the most.

 

via Daily Prompt: Brilliant

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Note to Self

What’s going on in your heart and in your mind? Okay so the Tale of Ana Bee and George Bird isn’t going to be told anytime soon.  Keep drawing and that way you’ll have had time to draw they way you draw at your absolute very best. Oh but the Wise Tree book sounds like a great idea! What a great idea to paint trees and use all kinds of mixed media to learn about color and most importantly play, explore and keep creating. That original date of having it in hand reading it for Read Across America week seems feasible.

Open up a threadless shop and share your art? What? A Myra original on a zip bag or a poster leaves lots of room for possibilities. It began this whole real possibility of lots of side projects. Each small project is a good step in saying yes I can do that. The love theme is something personal and filled with projects created with simple paint and an idea. Nothing else but an idea. Keep on creating and keep on enjoying the process. Stand tall and keep painting trees…paint what you want.  

 

 

Nurture your talent. Don’t make or break the rules JUST BE YOURSELF. 

 

 

 

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Could I paint with a Q-tip?

I’ll say!

So glad I saw this on You Tube! The idea was that you take a bunch of Q-tips and wrap them up together with a big rubber band. So you use this new Q-tip brush to then dip in paint to create instant awesome flowers.

I love the idea but I didn’t feel like wasting a bunch of Q-tips. I didn’t want to paint flowers BUT I want to paint trees. I have lots of trees to paint for my new side project– Wise Trees.  I had an idea.  I simply mix-up tempera red and white, a little water and a touch of pink watercolor of course.  Maybe some brown, just to create a warm pink.

 

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Okay so that didn’t go well. Wait, the color is fabulous but the branches are WAY to thick and heavy.  No need to mention that I didn’t blend the paint on the branches or the trunk right. Besides, the pink here is so pretty. I can’t get over how pretty my pink is.  And with the shade of brown…wish is worked out.  Well I do have lots more paint.

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Alright so here we go. Not the same wonderful color but still a beauty. I painted the tree with a marker. I colored with a marker then applied water with a paint brush. Not bad. I LOVE the idea of using mixed media to practice my art skills and at the same time focus on a project like my book. Wise Trees is an amazing book that combines my love of nature, painting and writing.

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Next week I’ll paint more trees and tackle the love poem. I keep writing. Oh the frustration but I have fun.  Oh and I’ll be working on a pink tree. Maybe the Q-tip idea will work for my tree after all?

 

Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible.