If any of you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I am working on a new project called "100 Naps 100 Flowers". This is a totally new project I have started, and one I am doing just for fun whenever I have the time to do so. As you may have guessed by the title this is a project I work on while my little guy takes his naps. When he is down and my older kids are busy I sneak away to my studio and get to work painting flowers just for the fun of it.
I started using oils and creating pieces that looked more polished and finished but I was called to my art journal where I started creating freer less "finished" pieces. I am really loving the ability to use this project to experiment with materials and I love that there isn't any pressure to make something that is for a client or for sale.
Each flower so far has been painted from an image, and in the cases of my art journaled paintings there is a prayer written under each one. The prayer may be for me or my husband or kids or who ever I just pray it, write it down, then cover it up. My prayers don't need to be known by anyone but The One so I don't feel they need to be saved after they are said, but the little bits that remain visible create nice dimension in the image so I leave it there. This is beginning to be a great time for me to take for myself, to meditate on prayer, and practice some skills.
Here is a few pieces I have made so far to see more head on over to my Instagram. Feel free to join me and paint some flowers of your own just tag #100naps100flowers so I see it!
This is a detail of a larger piece. I sewn some of the handmade paper made by my kids for an art project we did. You can see the details of that project in this post.