Art and Positive Thinking

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My focus is exploring, creating and reflecting upon the positives of life and connecting them to my art whether it be photography, pen and ink drawings, watercolour paintings, mixed media, digital media or any other possible media I dive into!


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Friday, April 25, 2014

Positively Close Your Eyes


Positively "Close Your Eyes and Relax, Breathe and Dream" began as a black and white drawing in my little travel journal.



Warm spring air and holidays brings upon a feeling of freedom and gives me a chance to lay back and relax.  Yesterday, I found myself laying upon the grass, closing my eyes, feeling the warm sunshine kissing my checks and the fresh clean air cleansing my soul.  I laid there breathing in spring and letting my imagination overcome my thoughts.





The sound of many birds filled my mind, I wondered what it would be like to fly through the air?  Laying there in the grass, I felt as light as feather, like I was a bird. I wondered when the first blossom will grace us with a good morning?





I wondered what type of bird I would be?  I would be blue, my favourite colour and I would have feathers that swirl and curl on the ends (I have always wanted curly hair).



Isn't it positively great when one takes time to close one's eyes and relax, breathe and dream?




Happy Paint Friday!

21 comments:

  1. Renee, your spread is delicious, so much detail has gone into it. Fab. Annette x

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  2. Renee this is awesome!!! Every detail is perfectly executed. Well done
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  3. Really beautiful pages, and love that you shared your thoughts, too. Taking time to relax and dream in nature is so important and does us all good! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. beautiful pages, your drawing skills impress me very much Renee.

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  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful day! The joy speaks out of your drawing/painting too! Beautiful work!

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  6. Beautiful spread! Full of happiness! Like your drawing and colouring!!

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  7. Beautiful pages full of wonderful detail and gorgeous color!! I love the zentangle feel throughout!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. beautiful pages filled with equally beautiful thoughts. Happy PPF! Have a great weekend too

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  9. Wow! The level of detail is astonishing!! Just gorgeous...
    Thanks for stopping by and welcoming me to PPF :)

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  10. Hi Renee. You put a lot of soul in this piece. It's awesome. I love the thoughts that went into it as well. :)

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  11. Wow, how pretty! And so stylish too. There are so many lovely details in your journal spread and it looks fantastic in B&W and with the color added too. Gorgeous!

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  12. I love your beautiful double-page spread, and the lovely colours. It has the peaceful feeling in the image that you describe you felt as you lay meditating. There is so much detail to look at and admire.

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  13. simply reading your words of lying on the grass took me there. Sounds wonderful.
    this is such a wonderful and charming piece. I love all the details! Fabulous!

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  14. Such beautiful details in your drawings! I also enjoy seeing the stages from black and white to color. Lovely narration as well! Thank you for visiting, and thank you for sharing your super creations!

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  15. fun seeing the transition from BW to colour - like this a lot! Dreamy face expression. I also like how well you incorporated the odd shaped canvas of the journal - I have like 3 of these but have not to my satisfaction found a way to utilize the rectangular shape well. THis one does

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  16. Your spread and words are lovely. To daydream is important for the creative soul, for all of us. All the details in your work makes it so interesting.

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  17. You definitely captured a dreamy like feel in your pages through the way you broke up the imagery and colors. I love the way you expressed the experience through words as well. Blessings!

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  18. I found this piece so engaging -- so much detail and poetry and motion. Thanks so much for sharing such wonderful work with us. It inspires me :)

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  19. That's just lovely Renee. :D Recently, I found a book called Secret Garden, by Johanna Basford and it contains pages of drawings in ink which can be coloured in, and I though, "wow, people can make and sell art in so many ways" Go check it out. :)

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  20. Hi Renee, I wrote up a comment but may have lost it so this is possibly a duplicate. Your drawing is charming. I can see that the process of creating it can transport you. The sweet bird with the curly hair is my favorite. Thank you for bringing a big smile to my face today. Also wanted you to know that Sketchbook Skool is still open.. there was a notice sent around and it seems like the more the merrier.

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  21. "breathing in spring and letting my imagination overcome my thoughts". I just love that! Your page is so lovely - with so much depth and detail - and I love the way it looks perfectly Spring like by coloring it as you did. Oh, and blue birds! Love that too, thank you! xoox

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