Thursday, January 28, 2016

SPLAT!!

That's it! What's more to say...I love working with ink.




Have a great weekend!! XO

Sincerely,
Franchelle

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

NO EXPECTATIONS

I do not have one or two techniques, but, many.  I like drawing, painting, using the calligraphy pen and, color.  There are times, I often paint many motifs, afterwards, I start placing together in a design pattern.  It's always good to challenge ourselves with creativity.  My work is often successful when I am not really thinking about the end results, but, rather allow the creativity to flow freely.

Below is a new piece of artwork.  I hope you adore it as much as I do. Auditioning three different colorways.






I have my own style, which, I truly love and adore.

Wishing you a fabulous week. XO

Sincerely,
Franchelle

Friday, January 22, 2016

FUN AND FUNKY

From time to time, I like playing around with colors and design elements, creating nothing in particular.  The piece of artwork below shows how much fun creating can be for those having the desire. There are times, it just needs to be you and, your creativity.  The paints, paper, paint brushes, various mediums, it's all yours for the taking.  Jump in this weekend and, play.


Please, do not worry about the artwork being perfect.  Imperfections are beautiful. XO

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Sincerely, 
Franchelle

Thursday, January 21, 2016

FLOWER POWER

I have developed a very intuitive way of creating, since I am basically a self-taught artist, although, I have taken years of arts classes, private, group and, online (Internet) classes as well.  I did not attend an art institute, so I am considered self-taught. If you are self-taught, move forward in learning new skills. With having the internet, there are so many online classes, one can not say "I am not able to learn new art skills", because, if you really want to learn, you can achieve it.

Below is my latest piece of artwork.  I am calling the art "Flower Power", just for fun.


Wishing you a fantastic day. XO

Sincerely,
Franchelle

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

ARTISTIC CALM

"When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things." - Muriel Barbery.  I want you to know that you have "Greatness" within you. Remember to smile, enjoy the day that is given to you. Do not look to the past, only look forward to the future, but, also be present in the moment.  Cherish Moments of Solitude. Make sure to laugh often and, make time to play.

I hope my latest piece of artwork places a smile on your face. "Artistic Calm"

"The Good Life is Waiting for You." XO

Sincerely,
Franchelle

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

MY WAY

My online art journal process is very easy and simple.  I am not much of a writer as you may have discovered.  My everyday life is creating artwork, mixed media with watercolor. I like posting what I create to encourage other people to join me in the world of creativity, because it's good for our body and soul.  It takes us to a place of relaxation, where we can move into a different zone.  If you have a bad day, not feeling well or your mood is just not what you would like it to be, creating, can be a wonderful outlet. Give it a try!! I believe you will be surprised how revived you will feel afterwards.

Below is my latest creation.  I really love this piece of artwork, because it looks like corduroy material.  I added a few butterflies for interest.



Moving on to the next...hopefully, I will be able to post a new piece of artwork, tomorrow.  Wishing you joy and peace. XO

Sincerely,
Franchelle

Monday, January 18, 2016

WELCOME MONDAY!

New artwork from my studio.  Mixed Media, of course.  Last week, I started working on new techniques, which I love to do.  I am a firm believer, we as creatives, need to push forward and think out of the box.  It's really uplifting to our soul. We never know what the end results will look like and, that is the beauty of learning something new.  Maybe, this week, you will jump on the train with me and, branch out in a different direction.  Below is the artwork, I created this afternoon.


I hope you will find it inspirational to the point where you would like to create a new piece of artwork with new techniques you have never tried before. 

Wishing you a wonderful creative week. XO

Sincerely,
Franchelle

Monday, January 11, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Well, we have another year behind us and, another year ahead of us. I never make new years resolutions, because, I have a difficult time keeping them.  I believe it's best to make small goals for each week and, try our best to accomplish the goals.

Lets, now, move on to new artwork.  Before, the Christmas Season, I designed a mixed media piece of artwork, which I really like.  I am posting below.  I hope you like it as well.



I wish everyone that follows my blog a fabulous 2016!! XO

Franchelle