#embracetheblues

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Posing a King Leonidas taking the Persian arrows in the climax of #300 . Hoping your Monday isn't as blue as this but if it is, learn to embrace it and adopt the Spartan's mindset when facing adversity. #NoRetreatNoSurrender to push through all blue Mondays moving forward 💪🏼 . . . . #spartan #leonidas #forsparta #mondaymood #embracetheblues #mymotivation #noretreat #nosurrender #overcomingadversity #challengeaccepted
If you love Slyvia Plath 💓 . I love you too! . . #instapic #instadaily #whpreading #slyviaplath #sundaypost #morningpost #weekendisover #embracetheblues
I don’t have a whole studio but I do have a ground and a white piece of fabric to work on✨
Morning marine studies 🐚
Masking tapes are as important as my fingers.
A small creation pure from the heart ♥️
💙🌊🐋 The sea keeps giving, But we kept taking. The dream of you and me, A future I cannot see.
Come check out my work at @rawartistsvictoria showcase Ovation on October 11th! Tickets are on sale now; use the link on my profile to be entered to win an original painting of mine.
New experiments with acrylic pours. Always, in different shades of blues. Using @americancrafts colour pour, now available at @papermarketsg !
The vibe when you tell me I’ve got to go back to work after a 3-day weekend. 😫 • Photo: @jeannineraes / Model @kristin819 / Hair @mackenziepaintshair • #laborweekend #workweekblues #mood #blues #peplum #embracetheblues #slowfashion #knitspo #trendytricot #knittersofinstagram
Ferns make such beautiful prints. I've been busy ironing out my prints ready for the next stage to becoming lampshades.
Sometimes it feels like this is the only place I belong 🌊
創作是孤獨的。 在人群中的我很不自在,不善於言詞,也無法畫畫。只有和自己獨處才能畫出一片片的藍。藍色雖寂寞卻也是最溫暖的。我沒有勇氣走入大海,卻在每一幅畫裡自潛,美好的世界💙
Have you heard the starfish story?? Someone once commented to me and said “the problem with the poor is that if you feed them today, they’ll be hungry again tomorrow.” That person is so right. So I told that person the starfish story. It’s is pretty much why I’m driven to raise awareness about hunger and poverty in my mothers country (the Philippines). It’s really not just feeding the poor. It’s much more than that. So for those of you who have not read the starfish story I cut and paste it below. ✨ A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement. She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!” The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!” The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.
Freedivers, like fishes underwater so light and free. Watched Fishpeople the other day and when @kimi_swimmy was cave diving in this scene, it was so beautiful and I started tearing. Ocean explorers like you continues to inspire me as I seek to have a more intimate relationship with the sea everyday. 🌊
Painting blues, to all the seapeople at heart. 🌊
Been quiet for a few days, alone time with this piece adding things as I went with the flow. Like most of you already knew, I don’t sketch. A blank slate, just allowing myself to go with the flow and figure what to add in ✨ That’s the best part of drawing for me - free and spontaneous like wild waves 🌊
This one is not finished, but sometimes you have to stop and just admire the beauty that is already within 😍💫 my hubby says this one has so much depth to it ! I’d say he’s got an artist eye ! (I worked really hard on these layers, I’m glad someone sees it!!)
Putting on clothes for my Lyttle People, all wearing navy blue 💙
After talking non stop in classes, I am always quiet. I retreat into my lyttle world drawing non stop, time passed by till its wee hours of the night and suddenly a new world is made. It’s always a beautiful mess here ⛰🌊🏔
Finished sketch: 6x6” watercolour and ink on paper.
Lazy days on vacation painting watercolours inspired by the gorgeous works of @monikakralicek and @sarahmadeiraday ☀️
Midnight swimmer 🌊
Don’t mind my kitchen, it just happened to have the best natural light of the day. 🙃Can’t wait for my client to pick up this STUNNING triptych!! These colors are my absolute fav!!! It’s titled “Light if Life” inspired by John 8:12 where Jesus says “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” To me there is soooo much LIFE in this painting, movement, and light! Can you feel the energy?! I see a little bit of His beauty peeking through. This one is a hard one to part with 🤗😍💫
Usually when I paint I find myself working on one piece until it is complete, but with this series I have found myself moving between them and have enjoyed watching them progress together.
#lyttlesea My dear tiny swimmers made into necklaces, will be for sale tomorrow at 9pm. All handmade and handpainted, only 7 beautiful ones available. Stay tune for updates! 🌊
As I move further into the process of creating this collection I am starting to look at details such as framing for each piece. Though I have to admit I love how sharp the simple black frame looks with the natural lines of the mountains ⛰
Contrast and complementary colours: paynes gray and raw sienna.
Today I am reminded to stay grounded on the inside, a core based on values and love that can never be taken away. Everytime on my day offs, other than the beach and morning hikes, there is only this place I rather be, surrounded by books and coffee. 一杯黑糖咖啡細細品嚐, 自由的海女慢慢地浮現。 你們的內心要記得初衷, 充滿傻勁卻很簡單的心。 你,一直遊下去。 我,一直畫下去。
Details of another work in progress
My first hand pinched cup made at @studioasobi beautifully glazed in a turquoise blue like my favorite sea. Very happy to have Hui Wen and baby Tobie over this morning, people who have the same hearts and minds towards life, craft, working on home studio set ups, living a simple life making meaning in our own terms. Hearts full 💙
I am the storm clouds. I am the sea. I am the white seagull lost in a dream. I am the oceans current that takes fear from the soul. I am the waves that dance all day long. I am the wind that roars for the voiceless. I am the seekers of freedoms embrace. // Kea Gargiulo // Photo credit unknown. 🌸 #worthy #heart #depression #theblackdog #poetofinstagram #13reasonswhy #supermoon #beyondblue #mindfulness #meditation #elizabethgilbert #writer #gratitude #healthymind #moonlight #ladygaga #love #followme #gratitude #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #mindfulness #mentalillness #katherinelangford #flowers #beautywithin #motherearth #rain #embracetheblues
我的心裡長住著一種藍色,很不經意時會出現讓我什麼都做不了。那份藍色也讓我一直畫出一片片的你們,在你們的世界很安靜。💙
Sunny days spent painting sunny skies ☀️
From an idea to a reality. The bottom picture shows the pieces roughly put together, and the top the finished painting.
5/? As I continue to work on this series I find myself wondering how many pieces it will consist of. Will I run out of materials before I feel it is complete? Or will it come to a natural end?
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. ~ Audrey Hepburn #audreyhepburn #miracles #believe #depression #theblackdog #poetofinstagram #13reasonswhy #supermoon #beyondblue #mindfulness #meditation #elizabethgilbert #writer #gratitude #healthymind #moonlight #ladygaga #love #followme #gratitude #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #mindfulness #mentalillness #katherinelangford #flowers #beautywithin #motherearth #rain #embracetheblues
Details of another work in progress. As I continue to work on this series I find myself falling even more in love with the natural lines created by the pieces of peeled paint forming the mountains. All of this just a happy accident from cleaning the layers of paint off of a spray shield at work.
Works in progress: peeled paint assembled on paper with washes of colour.
Chasing light ✨
#lyttlesea Just want to be like you girls 🌊
#lyttlesea Crafting sea magic for myself 💙
days 86 - 91 of #100tenminuteskies ☁️ sky shapes. it’s hard to believe i’m almost done with this inconspicuous project. & although i haven’t made a piece every single day, i’ve come to appreciate the sky even more (which i didn’t know was possible), and i’ve evolved my approach / original idea to something that makes me very happy, only discovered by not giving up ✨ #the100dayproject
Going to get this one framed 🤩 I’m still deciding which orientation to hang it! I’m digging this vertical way (not how I painted it, but it’s growing on me) which way do you like?? Vertical or horizontal? Comment below! . . . . . . .#dallasart #dallasartist #dallasblogger #homedesign #homedecor #art #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #carveouttimeforart #abstractpainting #abstractexpressionism #modernmix #artwork_in_studio #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight #dowhatyoulove #dallasdesign #comtemporaryart #moderndesign #painting #artlife #artphotography #embracetheblues #blueabstract #dfwhomemag #artinstallation #studioscenes
day 85 of #100tenminuteskies ☁️ a quick little (unfinished) painting made before 10am! #blueskies #embracetheblues
Poppy seed heads I've had for a very long time, creating such great shadows :)
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🌊 很喜欢 静静地 一个人 靠着海 深呼吸 生日卡片上你仍写着想要飞就去飞,你和我们的猫咪守护一个家等我回来。如此幸运有你💓 习惯两个人的生活仍不能忘记和自己独处,内心才能无限大。
Experimenting with the changing English weather 🌦 happy results :)
有時候烏雲揮之不散,睡醒之後心裡仍是莫名的陰天。只好閉上眼張開手擁抱風,想起「天不晴心不陰」的態度,努力著。☁️
I would tell my little self ... I secretly hope you never truly know yourself fully for their is something beautiful in being gloriously surprised by who you are as you go through life getting to know all the petals of your flower. But I would also tell you this one thing - Enough is enough and you my dear are more than enough. 🌸 What would you tell yourself ??? #selflove #worthy #worthyofpraise #depression #theblackdog #poetofinstagram #13reasonswhy #supermoon #beyondblue #mindfulness #meditation #elizabethgilbert #writer #gratitude #healthymind #moonlight #ladygaga #love #followme #gratitude #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #mindfulness #mentalillness #katherinelangford #flowers #beautywithin #motherearth #rain #embracetheblues #writersblog #happy
0320 sleepless nights, diving in. 🌊
#LyttleSea The other day my hands were filled with resin and I was stuck at my table. At 7pm he rushed home to cook dinner worried that I would be hungry. At 8pm I was still at my table making art, and asked if he could help cook the vegetables. By 9pm he was still waiting, I was finally firing the top a little and kept my art pieces aside ready for dinner. I am incredibly blessed to have someone so patient and supportive of my art making. Thank you @theyodellingwanker 😘 Seascapes, this time diving deep.
#Lyttlesea Another sea world filled with Lyttle People.
#Lyttlesea Before sunset, in the warm waters.
“浪來了,迎接它。” 昨天朋友私訊說下一次回小島開#我想你的100個海邊 畫展。一直想把海邊的畫整理好開始寫書,一堆的想法難以串成。就這樣6個月過了還沒開始。哎,哪一天書真能寫好第一站一定要先回蘭嶼的。🌊
Float under the night stars. 💫
Ain’t nothing wrong with feeling blue this summer @winerackcanada #moustachefriendly #torontonian #mfjcsf #bluseallday #bluesangria 💙 #embracetheblues
Floating.
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