Tag Archives: tropical

A MuuMuu Bird

Today’s weird bird is often found in the tropics where the weather is warm and there is no snow…


A MuuMuu Bird

According to Wikipedia.com; the word, mu’umu’u (pronounced mu:mu) means “cut-off” in Hawaiian because the dress originally lacked a yoke.

If you ever see a MuuMuu bird let me know!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers to tropical breezes and sunshine if only in my imagination! 🙂

100 Tropical Hearts

I was experimenting with acrylic paint and India ink yesterday….

And I created this tropical Flamingo by drawing with an ink dropper and then scraping acrylic paint over it:


Isn’t it wild?! 😉

I next experimented with some drips:


Then I cut this paper into strips and 100 tropical hearts:


I plan to use them in my art journals… what would you do with them?


I hope you have a LOVEly Monday!

Cheers! 🙂

Color Me Tropical!

Many of you know that I like to take online art classes.  They challenge me to “think outside the paint box.”  A recent assignment from Lynn Whipple in “The Year of The Spark” which is a year long creativity class co-taught with Carla Sonheim – was to create a self-portrait using a limited palette.

I like bright colors!  Can you tell?

self portrait limited palette

I started my self-portrait by making a couple of quick sketches.

self portrait sketches

I then decided on my 5 colors for my limited palette.  They have a tropical feel, don’t you think?

self portrait sketch on canvas board

I then drew myself with a black sharpie pen on a 8×10 inch canvas board.

self portrait limited palette

I quickly painted using Golden fluid acrylics mixed with gloss medium.  I did this in about 5 minutes so that I wouldn’t over think it.

It was really fun!  I don’t know how much it looks like me but it does show my cheerful personality!  🙂

I challenge you to create a self-portrait with a limited color palette!  You may be surprised!

“The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.”  – Coco Chanel

Happy Painting!  🙂