I am a Butterfly

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I am a butterfly, my heart on my wings

I follow my heart, hear the wind as it sings.

Be my friend, know my love and you will find

no better kindness , in sight or mind.

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I will cling to your sleeve take me where you will.

Yet,  be gentile please as my thoughts I spill.

You can learn from my travels, ere the wind doth blow.

If you will but listen my knowledge you’ll know.

I am a butterfly, tell me what you will know.

Or I’ll follow the wind, and you can watch as I go.

I am not a poet but I wanna learn. I love the artists’ life, and taking part in this blogging experience has opened new worlds. Please be kind.  🙂  I am open to suggestion

This painting is a flip cup pour on an album with blown flowers. After it dried I applied skins that were cut in the shapes of butterfly wings, then added the body. I hope to apply clock works. and she will be available for purchase if anyone has interest.

Hope you enjoy!  Comments are encouraged.

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You Otter see this Cutie

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When I first started acrylic pouring someone showed me how to do the “tree ring” pour. I had to try one for myself and this was my results. It was kinda plain for my liking, but I just didn’t know what to put  on it.   I was thinking about painting a fish or a turtle but I felt like they had been over done.  So I kept looking for animals in the water and this sweet little otter cried out to be painted.

I have always loved painting animals but was kinda fearful of trying to paint on top of my pour. Thankfully I have been following a group of amazing artists  on Facebook, and with much encouragement I felt more confident in my approach.  This little guy just wanted to be painted.  Now I cant wait to embellish some more. And believe me there are more. Acrylic pouring is sort of addictive, you can’t get enough.

One hint I was thankful to learn is, if you want to paint on top of your acrylics you can apply a protective coating which will keep the under painting from washing away when you paint your embellishment.

Hope you enjoy this little guy. I sure enjoyed painting him and cant wait to try more.

Video Tutorials on Youtube

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The fluid painting process is so much fun. I get really excited just seeing how the paints will perform. It is a gift to be able to share my experience with those who have interest in the medium. This process to me opens many possibilities. It is my goal to use the premixed paints and create more than just chance results. So far we are seeing many who have taken acrylic pouring as a new trend to play with paint. I have seen many beautiful paintings.  But I am confident that there are many more creations that can be made using this awesome paint formula.

In this painting I have combined several techniques, but I feel it is only the tip of the iceberg. I have done swipe paintings that keep the exciting “cells” created in a pour. Giving a unique abstract feel to the final art work.

If you love this new process as I do please take the time to follow this link to my youtube channel  “Straw Blown Field of Flowers”  and see the processes I  used to get these results.

Comment below if you have any questions or would like more tutorials in the future.

 

Art is my Happy Place

We need to feel our own happy experience. Allow the stress to be on the back burner. Enjoy the freedom of not being in control. This form of painting has allowed that for me. I hope you will follow along with me and maybe find your freedom. Allow yourself to let go and see what will happen.

It is the weekend here and now for me. So I’m gonna make this a quick post, an encouragement to all Be HAPPY!

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New Flower Breed

Copyright Infringement

Hello friends and fans. I am sad to report that I was recently in a situation that was as close to infringement as I ever want to get. I’m a member of an amazing group on Facebook where we learn and share ideas about Acrylic pouring. I decided to try to do a series of 4 season clocks similar to one of my first acrylic pour paintings of Fall leaves looking up from the forest floor.

I posted the summer trees circle in the group and was excited with the responses. Only to wake in the am to find a message telling me that another artist had posted my painting alongside hers stating that “she must be a good artist cos someone tried to copy her work”.

Well not only did I not copy her art, but if there were a forgery it would be hers. I had actually never heard of her before this accusation The fact that she posted my work, disrespectfully I might add, gives me much room for legal revenge.

I will say that I do not have intention to pursue any revenge at this time. But would appreciate an apology.

For all artists who follow my blog I hope you see this as a warning keep your eyes pealed some artists may not be as respectful of others as you are. Copyright infringement can come in different ways. Not just a copying but posting your work without permission and proceeding to falsely accuse is a big No No in the art world.

Hope you enjoy my summer forest looking up painting. And if you would like to attempt to create one similar I would love to share some tips.

Please share if you have ever encountered a similar issue. Have an Awesome Day!