The Red Orchid & Work in Progress

I have been working on this red orchids on wood piece off and on for a few months. I tend to start on a new piece, place it to the side and create new ones. I believe it is okay to pause, take a step back from a painting, and come back to it feeling more motivated with a better mind and vibe. There is no right or wrong when it comes to art and that’s what I love. Everyone has a different outtake and process to their work and we must appreciate every aspect of the art and the artist. Having a balance of humility and taking pride of what you accomplish is key.

I do have a few that I haven’t “completed.” But this one, will be a long term project. I have always wanted to do “functional artwork” - not sure if that’s the word, but I will somehow turn this painting into something that is more than a piece of art. Will reveal in time…

I started using acrylics, but it just doesn’t have the same effect that oils do. So, I worked in oils to make the orchid more vibrant as most flowers are. Painting with oils is much more challenging for me, but I love how much patience you receive. I do get impatient and just want to finish it, but where is the fun in that? The process may be long, but it will be worth it. As with all things, good things take time and I don’t like rushing myself. We’ll always be a student and I’m learning to be diligent and taking time a couple days a week to fuel creativity in each practice.

Type, Revo, and Life

I have been getting into typography lately - ironically it being my least favorite class when I was in college. Revo Oahu has benefit projects each year for non-profit organizations, but this year is a bit different. As with everything… Life just happens. Uncertainty and loss. Revo Oahu was in a little break and we’re back refreshed and refocusing on rebranding. With death, comes life and here we are creating a new project to ring in the holidays coming up.

I can’t believe how quickly the year went by and how things can change. But, there is always good in the bad even though we may not see it now. Who knows what life can bring to you, but we must embrace every bit of it even though it hurts. There is purpose to pain. Whatever you’re dealing with, just know it’s temporary. I remind myself everyday and that’s what keeps me going.

Here are a few sneak peeks of what I’ve been working on. These are not final, but I enjoyed every minute of learning and practicing watercolor and just loosening up - going with the flow.

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