I'm excited for what the new year will bring. I've been planning it all out and setting my creative goals. However, as I was planning my new year, I had this negative little voice in my head that kept nagging “What if…?” I found myself “stuck” creatively; I felt that the well had dried up. (It’s a very scary feeling when your work depends on creativity.) I had to change my mind! I started meditating while listening to soundscapes music every morning for about 30 minutes. My therapy worked! This process invigorated me. How Do You Deal with Creative Blocks? What solutions have worked for you? See below steps of my new creative inspiration, the Wish Pearl collection. On this note, I wish that 2017 brings you growth in your journey, joy, and prosperity. Love y’all, Monique XXX
PS: Someone asked me about my meditation. Click HERE to get the complete answer.
February is usually cold and gray. I’m anxious to witness the renewal of spring. If I can’t see flowers in my garden, I surely can paint some to cheer me up. See below to view my step-by-step process. One thing that I enjoy in February is Valentine’s Day! It’s a time to remember what is important. LOVE What does your love mean if it isn’t demonstrated? Show it, Express it, Give it…it’s Free! The Bible says: “LOVE always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:7-8 Happy Valentine’s Day my friends. With love, Monique
I recently retuned from a two week trip to China totally exhausted and sore for sitting too long in a never ending come back home. It was quite a journey for my husband, daughter and I. One that I will always be grateful for. It gave us a great appreciation for what we have. If you want to see about our trip to China, click HERE. I did not paint during this trip, and it took me a week to recuperate from it. This said, I did not paint for 3 weeks. When I finally got to my easel, I thought I had forgotten all about painting. It scared me! Since I did not remember about my usual process, I decided to try a new approach. It was fun and I learned new techniques. See my new process below on a 20"X20" canvas. All that to say that it was good to step away and clear my mind of painting for 3 weeks. Why don’t you try to take a break, take a vacation and forget about painting for a while. When you come back, try different materials, new medium, new tools. Paint something crazy just for y…