Peaceful (and Flower-A-Day Update)

Yesterday I finished my flower-a-day for a year “challenge”*! Even though they only took about 10 or 15 minutes each, it feels like a lot of daily creative energy has been freed up for other things. Am considering making an art print or poster as a celebration/memento. Didn’t keep up with the posts about it,Continue reading “Peaceful (and Flower-A-Day Update)”

Suggested Daily Routine

Suggested daily routine: Find your center. Repeat as necessary throughout the day. 🌼🌼🌼 And since I didn’t post it yet, here’s yesterday’s drawing:

Finding My Voice

I can’t remember exactly when I lost my voice, probably in my early childhood, perhaps age 5 or so. And, yes, I mean metaphorically. I have an early memory of being outdoors – at some sort of summer party – and my mother scolding me for something I said. “You shouldn’t say things like that.”Continue reading “Finding My Voice”

Restoring Energy

Have been resting a lot over the last couple of days and plan to continue. Seeking energy restoration, which perhaps means finding internal reserves, or “natural resources” if you will. I thought it’d be nice, though, to do a recap of my Creativity Journey drawings so far. Day 16 – so a nice number forContinue reading “Restoring Energy”

The Stunning Beauty of Imperfection

I’ve been wanting to be more spontaneous in my drawing-to-digital art conversion since the beginning, and, as of yesterday, I think I may have gotten a lot closer. I decided to experiment with adding color to one of my recent drawings. After some initial clean up, first using techniques explained by Art Rocket, and thenContinue reading “The Stunning Beauty of Imperfection”

Is it OK to Be More Positive? (aka, Can I Really Trust in the Universe?)

I sometimes listen to Abraham-Hicks. There, I’ve gone and said it. For those of you who don’t already know, Abraham is considered to be a group of spiritual beings as channeled through Esther Hicks. And yeah, that’s pretty far into the “woowoo.” One of the main themes in their teachings is the importance of learningContinue reading “Is it OK to Be More Positive? (aka, Can I Really Trust in the Universe?)”

30 Day Design Experiment, 16 of 30

Pineapples! A while back I did a “Happy Drawing” a day and posted them here. Most would not be easily translated into repeating fabric designs, but these pineapples seemed doable, and they turned out pretty cute. Adding texture and shadows made a big difference. I admit, they look more like paper cutout versions of pineapplesContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 16 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 15 of 30

Here’s the second version of the Whimsical Jungle design, differing from the first because it’s been rotated by 45 degrees. This one is also my entry for the Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper design challenge at Spoonflower. Voting for that contest will start Thursday. First, fat quarter, test swatch and yard views: Now, the mock-ups. Wallpaper today,Continue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 15 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 14 of 30

Today’s design, “Whimsical Jungle,” has two versions, this one, and another rotated to be on the diagonal, which I plan to post tomorrow. Because this one was complicated and time consuming, I’m counting it as two “experiments,” even though it’s really variations of one design. Here’s how it looks on fabric – fat quarter, testContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 14 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 12 and 13 of 30

Yesterday, I spent most of the day working on a somewhat complicated design for the Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper challenge at Spoonflower. I’ll post that one in the next few days. In the meantime, I’m back with two new shaped flower pillow designs. First, here are Mod Flower Shaped Pillow 4 and Mod Flower Pillow shapedContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 12 and 13 of 30”