Saturday, August 08, 2015

Sunday Sketches: More JOY


For those of you who've followed along my journey for awhile now, you know I speak often of looking for JOY in the ordinary things surrounding us every day. Whether it's how the morning sun shines in your kitchen window, your family pet curled up so cute and cuddly on the sofa - whatever it may be...there is JOY in the ordinary around us.

Yesterday was a paint day. Meaning, I spent the entire day, even into the late night hours, painting. With all of the project deadlines rapidly approaching and feeling quite creative, I pushed through and accomplished quite a bit. Including this lovely daisy warm-up. I can't tell you just how much joy I find in taking 20 minutes or so out of each day to simply doodle or paint whatever is on my heart. Don't get me wrong, I love, LOVE the work on my desk. However, I've found my creative juices continue to grow and blossom by taking the time out each day to caress and mold my own creative spirit. Give it a try for a week and come back here and let me know how it has impacted your creative soul. I'd love to hear all about it!

In closing, here's another time-lapse movie I made, sharing my creative process for the beautiful daisies above. Enjoy and remember to find JOY in the ordinary...

   

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15 comments

  1. Gorgeous flowers! It was fantastic seeing your process in the video. You have me wanting to get out my watercolours and play (I really need the practise)

    However, I certainly know what you mean about needing the freedom to just art, do work that is not dictated by a client and is just free, done for just the sake of doing it. I've been drowning in work this year, graphic and web design work, which is great because it is money and something I enjoy, but just recently I've found that I've had to step back each week and make time for myself to just art. I want to paint and I have to remember that and not get lost in doing other people's stuff.

    So yeah, I love your way of working. We must remember to be true to our calling.

    As for the joy...I find it standing my garden, standing on a beach, in a forest, on a cliff...surrounded by our planet and the ecosystem that sustains us. I'm a nature sop, that is my source of inspiration and joy (plus the Hubby and kids, but that goes without saying :D)

    Thankyou for sharing this moment ::hugs::

    Best wishes,
    Liz

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  2. your painting is so beautiful and it was neat to watch your video and see it come to life.

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  3. Love your video. That is so cool how you do that!! and the flowers are gorgeous. Yes, it is a good thing to take that alone time to grow in our creative juices... Take time for your soul to breathe..... Have a great new week!

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  4. Beautiful! It's always a treat to see a friend create. Have a blessed week with your family!

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  5. The video is really great. Love how you showed how you did this water color drawing, I would love to give it a try one of these days. Thanks for sharing that. Love the colors you chose for the sketch as well and it's so nice to see how the colors come together.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your video! This will be my first week sharing and I did daisies recently too. Wish me luck uploading.... I'll need it!

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  7. Sorry for adding 2 links above. The second link takes you directly to my Sunday Sketches post. :)
    Please pardon my lack of technological know how!! ~Holly

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  8. I love watching the video and seeing how you work. Living joyfully are my focus words for the year. I tend to find joy in simple things. Just sitting at the kitchen table looking out the window at the breeze rustling in the trees is a joyful way for me to start the day. Have a wonderful week.

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  9. Such a pretty painting and I love watching the video. :)

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  10. Oh the daisies are lovely! It's wonderful to find joy in the every day!

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  11. I love watching other people paint, thanks for sharing!

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  12. Love the daisies and the video! I've been spending my mornings sketching but with a purpose. Great advice to sketch impromptu of whatever is in your heart. I'll give it a try this week.

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  13. loved the video....and the music was so wonderful to listen to as you went through the process. Love the daisies! Fabulous waterbrush work - love it!!! The outliner really gave it wonderful definition at the end!!

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  14. Enjoyed seeing the stages of the painting -- looks so lovely and I enjoyed the music as well!

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  15. Love the video - I always enjoy watching the process of others - great daisies!

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