Since I have started to art journal, I am surprised to to go back to my previous art work and find that these were created at the same time but a year apart. It’s how I feel, I’m longing for Fall. From left to right first one is 8/16, second is 8/17, third is 7/27.
When I started painting, a lot of the paintings I were attracted too, were in groups that were related to art journaling. I never got it and I didn’t understand it. At that time, how can you spend so much time on art that gets hidden or that the world doesn’t see. I couldn’t wrap my head around it but loved the art and the artists creating it. My classes began. As I started painting something started happening, something changed inside me. More and more emotions were coming out that I didn’t know were even present. Suddenly I totally understand why art journaling made so many people happy and why so many people were doing it. It wasn’t for anyone else, it’s for the artist. I am so grateful to now know this because I fought it for a long time because (or so I thought) because I always had better things to do. Now it’s one of the most important things I do because I know how much it helps me, and how much I need it.
There are so many things I have learned in the past several years that I could write a book, but one thing is for sure, what I am painting not only represents these changes of where I have come from, it also shows where I am striving to go.
Here is a recent water lily I photographed at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. It started raining and I loved photographing the drops falling in the water. Lucky for me I had a umbrella. Have a wonderful Friday! Rainy Water Lily and other photographs like this can also be seen by following my other instagram account dedicated to my love for butterflies, dragonflies and flowers @butterflies_dragonflies_Flowrs. Prints are also available by clicking here.
Longwood Gardens is now one of my favorite places. If you haven’t ever had the pleasure of visiting, click here for more information.
A Narrow-Banded Owl Butterfly photograph I took yesterday. He caught my eye immediately hanging on a tent. I couldn’t get over the contrast in colors with the blues and the browns. They never cease to amaze me! Happy Sunday everyone! Follow us @butterflies_dragonflies_Flowrs on instagram for daily Butterflies, Flowers and Inspiration. Also available for purchase by clicking here.
TGIF everyone! Here is a recent photograph of a Monarch butterfly. Monarchs and Blue Morpho butterflies are my absolute favorite. I am so blessed to have a place to visit them so close to my home. Have a great Friday everyone!
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Completed another portrait in my art journal a few days ago. I’ve really been working on my drawing, proportions and also my watercolor painting of faces and that was this girls only purpose. The techniques I learned for this girl are new for me and challenging but closer to what I have been chasing and where I want to go . Watercolors are so challenging but so amazing to me. You can do so many different things and different techniques and I am enjoying learning and painting and discovering what I can do with them. I have already drawn a few more since learning these new skills and will continue to paint and stay here. I feel comfortable here and going to stay here awhile.
Happy Hump Day everyone! Follow me on my second instagram account dedicated to my amazement with Butterflies, Flowers & Butterflies @Butterflies_Dragonflies_Flowrs. Daily Butterfly and flower photography and art and inspirational posts! Prints are also available on my website by clicking here. Follow us for daily inspiration! Thank you for your support and have a great day everyone!