Friday, April 02, 2010

First Flowers

Happy Easter all...this is my first floral in a looooong time...wasn't as whimsical as I had imagined.  I wanted the colors more funky and less realistic -- more funky shapes, etc.  I think if I do fewer flowers or even singles, then maybe I can get the effect I wanted.  It was fun not to do faces for a change.  This has more texture than you might imagine...Fabriano paper holds up so well to acrylic paint and other heavier media. 

Also, I am working on a list of tips for creative mothers of toddlers.  They are things that have been discussed before but I thought I'd lay them out all together in one post or maybe in a video.  As I learn more about myself and do art my way, I'm paying more attention to the hows and whys of what I do, when I do them, etc.  I love to hear about other people's processes so I'm going to gather that info to share with you also.  Some of the things I do have to do with the fact that I have a toddler who is in full discovery mode.  He can open things, climb, scoot, run, hit, ESCAPE, and now he's beginning to say everything was just "an accident".   So add manipulate to the growing list.  He is a very sweet boy and I'm thankful for that because he is running me ragged!!  Here's one site I've ventured over to occasionally...for moms:  It's not just for visual artists so if you are into writing or other things, check it out. 
Have a blessed Easter...don't eat too much candy!


  1. very the red in the background

  2. Megan I think it is perfect!!
    I love the colors!!!

    I have this huge piece of wood - I think I want to paint a mass of flowers on it!!!!

    Have a Blessed Easter!!

  3. I love your funky flowers. Well you know me.....a crazy fool for COLOR!

  4. so colorful and happy ...

  5. i just love this.....

  6. I think your flowers are very whimsical! You've taken creative liberty with them just like you do with your faces. I tried to to whimsy faces like yours - just didn't happen! Where does that come from?

  7. Love these! Gorgeous color and texture!



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