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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Thursday, May 11, 2017

May is Positively the Month of Permission and Possibilities!



May is permission month.  Give yourself permission and time to play!  I have to, otherwise I will go crazy.  When I don't create, I feel all off balance.

May is so full of new possibilities with spring popping up more every day.  There are so many places and things to see and hear for inspiration.  

I am participating in Sketchbook Skool's a Drawing a Day Challenge.  Last Saturday's word prompt was single.  There were so many amazing signs of spring that I couldn't decide on one single thing to draw and paint, so I selected a whole punch of single things.  I am finding that my watercolour skills and confidence  are improving each week.  I only use primary colours and am learning how to mix so many colours and to have patience by letting the colours dry before adding new layers.  I am getting less browns!



Today's word prompt was "inside".  I drew a whole bunch of squares and painted them mixing a whole punch of different greens inside them.  Then I drew a circle in each square.  The task was to either draw in the circles, around them or include them.  The idea was to not think too much about the drawing, but just be free to play and experiment.  It was amazing what popped out of my head.  There was a lot stored "inside".

I hope you take advantage of the month of May and give yourself permission to do the things you love!

Happy Paint Friday!  Thank you for taking the time to respond with meaningful, specific compliments and comments.  They help me grow as an artist and thinker!

Remember to live!

13 comments:

  1. I admire your art style again.
    I like her very much
    Warm regards

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  2. Oh I love seeing your watercolor journal Renee! I find watercolor so hard - just because it's a different technique from acrylics for me. I love your idea to paint a single thing in each box - creative thinking! I love the soft shades of background color inside the boxes.Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you so much for the specific feedback!

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  3. Well, that's very good advice for this month Renee, and I'm going to take it :-) I love the plays in your artjournal! Every time I see it I feel like playing with my watercolours again. You inspire me!

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    1. Thank you, Denthe. I am honoured that you find me inspiring!

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  4. Your pages are wonderful. I get very frustrated when I don't have some project or other on the go. I'm continually planning what to do next.

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  5. Love the look of all the decorated squares. I'll most likely begin playing more with watercolors too as they are easy to transport since my art room will be taken away from me for a bit. Happy PPF!

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    1. I love watercolours because there is no waste, and it is so beautiful watching them spread and mix together. They are very easy to transport, too. Thank you for visiting and leaving specific comments.

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  6. It looks like you are having fun with your art. They are both lovely in different ways.

    Fun that you are experimenting with how to mix colors too. I think that is the high art of working with paint. Fun too. Lovely weekend to you!

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    1. I agree. One can never buy the interesting, rich colours one can mix with primary colours!

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  7. Really Luv your May pages. Especially the story book spread

    Happy PPF

    Much love...

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  8. Your May art, so far, is lovely. I am pulled to the second one with all the squares and circles. Have a wonderful weekend.

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