Sitting with my dogs, drinking my coffee in the morning quiet...I sketch...it is a great way to start a day. I always get up to get ready for work with a smile on my face when I practice this. It calms the mind and soothes the soul. It brings BLISS! While taking Juliette's class I developed my character Pearl! I love her and have sold a couple small paintings of her. All of my paintings of her carry the title Pearl's Wisdom. ...she is different every time, yet similar and always wearing pearls.
from my sketch book....
Juliette's class was so inspiring the way she creates her backgrounds and her characters. Her husband's music always in the background. Layers and layers and never giving up until you bring out what is inside. Her book is beautiful and I love just running my hands across the pages. I try to always pick up anything she is published in talking about how she creates. I have one of her prints...it inspires me and brings about my dream state...a lovely place to be!
Thank you Juliette for BLISS!
update of my Paint Mojo e-course with Tracy Verdugo:
She has us making Inspiration Bundles...what an amazing exercise in pulling out your creativity...expanding your mind and working freely!
The rooster speaks,
in many languages.
Love Lives Here is his message.
Hearts whirl with soulful touches,
Knowing love is delicate and makes one vulnerable.
Release fear, let loose the heart and mind.
Remember soft petals of he loves me, he loves me (knot).
Stitch together the moments of bliss with those fallen petals.
Pattern the colors of the heart with brightness.
Find a place of solitude to remind yourself...
of the precious golden freshness of life with love.
Tie all these memories in frayed little bundles to be opened
and remembered at a later time.
I am still only in week one and week three has started - I need to win the lottery so I can stay home and just soak this all up!!!!
Life is Better with ART!
Pearl's Wisdom copyright dana strickland, sinderella's studio 2015