My daughters inspire my art so much. I absolutely love seeing them grow up together and their little sisterhood bond is just adorable. They are 5 and 2 (almost 3!) and I painted them as little bunnies in dresses, holding hands, in the video below.
This print pushed me in painting backgrounds. It was fun pushing the colors around and changing up the values from dark to light. Since the background gave me the most fear, I painted that first. Turning my whole painting around helped me get into the nooks and crannies with my paint. I used to think it wasn't ok to move your paper around, learn from my mistakes and move your paper around any way that feels comfortable to you!
I've been juggling a lot of to-dos, still trying to get more "balance" in doing all of the things that need to get done while having time to just sit and be as well. There is something to be said for no agendas and free spaces in your calendar. They are so necessary or burnout is inevitable. I am staying on track with creating more and being more consistent this year. There was a little bit of joy missing when I was painting and I didn't understand why. When I took a step back to when I started with watercolor and what sparked something in me to even paint with watercolor, I had a discovery.
The thing I loved the most was the mixing of the colors, the predictable unpredictability of it all. I was missing that a bit, so I'm slowing down and dropping in the colors here and there. Taking my time. I've fallen in love again. Hard. Absolutely love creating!
I went live on Instagram yesterday and that video is up until this evening (6 p.m. MT), so check that out. I was painting mermaids and color mixing like crazy in their hair and scales.
I hope you have a great week!
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