I am currently taking Flora Bowley's online course Bloom True. This honestly couldn't have come at a better time. After finishing all the work for my show, tons of work around the house and throwing a fabulous 40th with my family and friends.... Frankly, I was wiped out and not feeling (exactly) inspired. I found myself wondering, what next, what do I want my work to be, what direction do I want to go? Because I have had this class to keep up on I've really had to push myself to keep going and keep painting. Flora has opened up a whole new world for me! A way to simply let go and have fun, not to worry about the final piece. It's layer after layer of paint, play, dragging, mark making, writing, personl imagery, stamping....you name it. On my first canvas my flowers appeared quickly which was kind of funny because it was like oh yeah, there it is! Still very much my own and my style. I don't know if I'll ever move away from flowers and images from nature. The white outline was me dragging a small brush around the canvas. Canvas 2 is still very much developing, yesterday I was dragging a brush around with black paint and there are some leaves of some sort coming out? Here's a peek at what I've been up to.