Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Be More Than Ready

"Be prepared! All of your gear should be in a state
of readiness so you can concentrate on painting.
Choose your supplies as you would
choose weapons before battle."
~ R. Schmid
#DrawingEveryday • 8-27-19 • Watercolor and ink on 140lb Coldpress

"Be more than ready. Be present in your discipline.
Remember your gift. Be grateful for your gift
and treat it like a gift. Cherish it, take care of it,
and pass it on."
~ A.D.Smith

Sketch done while waiting with limited supplies.

If you carry reference material and pocket-size supplies,
you'll seldom waste time waiting again!
This sketch was started at the dentist's office
this morning and was finished at home today.

Supplies Clockwise - paper towels, kneaded eraser, Pentel Aquash Water Brush, soft or 2B pencil, (I forgot my Pigma Micron pen, but a plain ole black ballpoint pen worked just fine), Field Artist Pro travel box, with additional half pans from the Dainayw Watercolor Set (optional), and 
6 x 6" Global Arts WC Journal. The reference is a free image from Pixabay.com

These supplies can be purchased through my Amazon Store here.

"Isn't it amazing how 'lucky' the people are
who put in countless hours of preparation?"
Stay Inspired and Positive My Friends!

See more sunflower paintings here.

X ♥  O

Monday, August 26, 2019

Keep Following The Sun

"Keep your face to the sunshine
and you cannot see the shadows. 
It’s what the sunflowers do."
~ Helen Keller

There is nothing that celebrates life quite like the sunflower. It follows the sun's position in the sky like a satellite dish all through the day. Wherever the light is, even if it is dim and obscured by clouds, these flowers will seek out the sunshine. We humans can learn a valuable lesson from the symbolism this flower represents. Even in our darkest hours, we should attempt to make an effort to look for the good things that life offers us every day. Lets try to be more like the sunflower and follow the sun, even on our most overcast days.

The Symbolic Meanings of Sunflowers: 
• Happiness  • Magic  • Good Luck  • Healing  • Focus  • Opitimism  • Faith
• Spirituality • Friendship  • Loyalty  • Strength  • Longevity  • Celebration

“Today, I will strive to be more like the sunflower,
inspired by its strength, charm and sunny disposition.”
~ Sandy Sandy

Stay Inspired and Positive My Friends!

See more sunflower paintings here.

X ♥  O