Weekly Inspiration & joy: peonies, poppies & paintings

I LOVE sharing  weekly inspiration over on over on Instagram – next to my blog it’s my favorite online home! You will find lots of color, gorgeous flowers, quotes, affirmations and a peek into my creative process.

Here’s a recap from the week.

For those of you who aren’t on Instagram I invite you to  come over and join me! 🙂

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June 4 , 2018

MINDFUL MONDAY: I love the start of a new week as it is fresh with such possibility, yet because there are SO many possibilities I can easily become paralyzed with indecision and prioritization. This is when I remind myself to come back to my “word” for the year–> HONOR <–.
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With each decision I struggle with I try to remember to ask myself, “Is this decision honoring your life and the vision you have for it?” This makes it easier to stay focused on what really matters. Did you choose a word for the year? How is it serving your life? Have you forgotten about it or are you living it? Maybe it is gently speaking to you and you don’t even know it.
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My word has been so very grounding in my life. I wrote more about it and why I chose it at the beginning of the year in my online journal here—> https://bit.ly/2DNafR7. I think it’s important to revisit our intentions now and again so we can see if we are aligned with our values and our hearts.
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May you have the most magical Monday everyone!

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June  5, 2018

Tuesday’s Tip: Take time to play!
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I just started a new altered book and I think its been far too long since I worked on one. I found I was getting “in my head” too much with some of the larger paintings I’m working on and was craving a little “play time”. These books allow room for that as you really can’t mess them up~anything you don’t like you just paint over! Plus it’s nice having so many pages to paint with no expectation. They are like a warm up for creativity. ⠀⠀⠀
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Are you in need of a little more play in your life? What are ways that you foster it?

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June 7, 2018

“The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.”

~Auguste Rodin

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palette with flowers

June 7, 2018

My posie matches my palette 🎨

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June 8, 2018

“It’s 5 o’clock somewhere….” Peony & wine still life. Cheers! Hope you are having the most FaBuLoSo Friday everyone! 🙂

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pink peony styled painting

June 9, 2018

Succulent Saturday studio vibes…

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3 little flower painting with zinnia

June 10, 2018

Soulful Sunday’s offering: matting and packaging this up for a special friend. I hope it will lift her spirits and make her smile. 😊 May you have the most magical day! ☀

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