Monday, July 14, 2014

Flower Power: Art Journal Page

I have to admit I love drawing and painting flowers. I've been doodling flowers forever. There are so many possibilities with colors, shapes and lines.

In this journal page, I'm focusing on looking for the positive. Lately I've been hearing so many complaints from my kids. Nothing seems to be right, and certainly I am never right, at least according to them! (Why didn't someone warn me about the teen years before I had kids?). Anyway, it's too late to dwell on that now, so I am reminding myself to look for the flowers. There will always be weeds, but there is also so much that is good and wonderful all around us. I've noticed my own complaining, too, and I'm trying to stop myself and try to set a better example as a parent.

 I had so much fun painting, drawing and doodling this page. I'm afraid it got a little busy, but I like how cheerful it is.

The mysterious figure in the corner is a museum guard, you know those guards who have to sit all day watching to make sure that no one touches or steals the art? I cut the photo out of a magazine because I was intrigued by it. She certainly seems serious. I hope that she gets to see some flowers at some point during her day!

I've been painting lots of floral and garden themed paintings recently. If you're interested in seeing more of my work, go here, or just scroll down my recent posts here in my blog. I also have even more posted at Flickr.

I'm linking this to Art Journal Journey. Check out the other great Flower Power art people are posting there! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.


  1. Beautiful page, you make lovely paintings, liked your last one also.
    Thanks for the nice words on my blog.

  2. Oh Debbie I love this page -- it is so happy and BEAUTIFUL!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Art Journal Joureny FLOWERPOWER this month!
    Oh gosh I feel with you - my teenager here ( girl 13) is driving me crazy the most of my time ! And to have a few of them I really believe that this could be horrible sometimes! Take care of you and keep calm.. in just a few years we have done it!

  3. Your doodled flowers are spectacular Debbie! I love the addition of the museum attendant.
    Alison xxx

  4. Debbie your flowers are certainly positive and so very happy! We all have our grumbly moments but they pass and you seem to be a positive soul, so bloom on dear friend and all the best with the teenage kids, my sons are 14 and 12, they're reaching those teenage years too, we'll get by and lots of humour is good too!

  5. Wonderful and colorful flowers on your page and the addition of the guard is a great and interesting touch too!
    The teen years certainly can be trying at best...
    I can remember wondering HOW I would survive and then all of a sudden the nest was empty and they were off on their own AND they even liked me again...hang in there!

  6. Love this happy piece and love your thoughts behind it. Sometimes we just have to create our own flowers :-)

  7. Great page, beautiful colors and flowers!

  8. Really wonderful all these flowers! A great journal Page! I love it!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! And I don't think they are too busy at all. Love the colorful whimsical style.

  10. flowers are wonderful! always so much variety and repetition, both

  11. The flowers are awesome. Kind of reminds me of the 1960s. Love this look