Day 2 Create Every Day Challenge

water doodle Last night’s project while watching meaningless tv.

This is my absolute favorite form of creating – watercolor abstracts and doodling all the shapes I see. I get to play with watercolors and see all “action” that goes in with the wet paper and paints. There is always a surprise when the paints blend together. In this project I used Twinkling H2O iridescent watercolors. They come in individual pots in really great vibrant colors. (I just realized I need to take pictures of the process – so look for those). When the colors dry, they shimmer and are iridescent.

I paint colors that I feel like (I paint from my gut and intuition). I have been cultivating my ability to listen to how my creative side wants to play. I love blues, oranges/yellows and purples because they are opposite on the color wheel. Start with one color and just take the next step and paint another color. I don’t have any idea how any of my projects are going to look when I start. I just take them step by step. I take a pause in between each step to I can listen what comes next.

watercolor doodle

Here is the watercolor alone. I get the textures by painting one color and then using the tip of the brush dot on other colors. Different textures happen as the paint starts to dry. I love seeing what emerges.

Then doodle. I outline the big shapes first and then add details as I go. Here’s the big lesson: I don’t REALLY like my projects until they are done. That’s how I know I need to continue working the details on it. I’m just not satisfied until it’s done and I feel a restlessness. Know that this is totally normal and just keep working on your project.

Published by Your Inner Art

Mixed Media and jewelry artist, author, and teacher. The creative process has carried me, taught me, and comforted me. I use art as income and therapy - it is my joy. This evolution has brought me to the Goddess path of wisdom and alchemy in my art and in my soul. Embodying the many facets of Goddess is a valuable tool in personal growth and self care. I provide encouragement, instructions, and what I have learned about the human experience. My books are: Creatively Through Cancer and Caring for Yourself the Creative Goddess Way. My jewelry is Goddess Adornment. My blog is how to use art as therapy and self care.

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