Dancing Colors

I recently stumbled across the story of a little 5 year old girl named Iris.  Iris has autism and is unable to speak.  But she has an incredible talent for painting and colors.  With the encouragement of her parents and the companionship of her cat Thula, she has created amazing artworks that have been compared to Monet’s impressionism.  There is a quiet, happy energy in her work that I love. Thought you’d enjoy them at the start of a new week.

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More of Iris’s paintings can be found here.

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Singing in Color

When my eyes landed on these amazing color prints, my heart just started singing.  These oh so gorgeous prints by NYC based artist Caitlin McGauley showcase a whimsical and magical side of this city.  Her mix of colors is genius. I love how bold and confident the strokes are, like she’s sketching with her brush.

Seeing beauty in the everyday…

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And last but not least, this is the print I am stalking in her shop.  It’s sold out right now but hopefully more will come!

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Color Therapy

I am in the process of helping a friend with her wedding decor.  After months of dormancy, I busted out my watercolor and brushes.  It made me realize how much I’ve missed painting, watercolor in particular.  There is something so soothing about watching the water, color pigment and paper texture mix in unexpected ways.  You can never fully control the execution of watercolor and that’s the magic and beauty of it- a nice metaphor for life, eh?

Here are some gorgeous watercolor prints I found online, sure to brighten up any Monday morning:

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Doodles

When I was little I loved drawing and painting.  I used to sit for hours in a room, with my earphones on, creating one sketch or painting after another.  There is something very calming about being still and pouring your energy into something that morphs and grows into something beautiful.  I haven’t really done that for a long time.  The closest that I come to sitting still is making jewelry and reading (does internet surfing count?).  One of these days, I just want to sit down with a pencil, a piece of paper and doodle my way to happiness.


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