30-Day Blog Love Affair:: Day #23!

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It’s crazy beautiful today in Portland and my spirits are flying high. I spent the day doing exactly what I love to do:  painting and connecting with awesome people.  My friend and peer, Rachael Rice (aka the Cosmic American) came over for a painting date.  We rolled out a big drop cloth, flung open the studio door, cut up some potato stamps and went to town.  Our conversations drifted between blogging, boys, current inspirations and our mutual love for fluorescent pink.  Rachael is a new friend but hanging with her is always super effortless and inspiring—exactly what I’m welcoming into my life these days.

I’m getting ready to go for a walk in the sun with my current crush (yes, I have a current crush, but I’m feeling really shy to write about that here…hmm…maybe I’ll get over that soon?), so I’m going to make this quick and sign off with a couple more pics from our collaborative day of play.  Mwah.

xo flora

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  1. haha…. ‘diamonds are forever’…. seeing so many diamonds in your pics…
    waving… enjoy that sunshiney walk x

  2. Oh oh oh….I wasn’t all that excited about the new fluorescent pink when I read Golden had come out with it, but now…seeing it in action…I WANT some. :) Have a trip to Jerry’s Artarama scheduled for Thursday and now a new color on my list! Thanks for the inspiration! ♥ ♥ ♥

  3. Is it weird that I like the photo with the potato stamps in it the best?!! Great abstractions happening in it, haha!

  4. That looks like so much fun. I’ve got an art date lined up with my sisters on Sunday afternoon. I might just take a bag of potatoes with me!! Also I’m loving your daily blog – you inspired me to start a daily blog ramble, but I’m stumbling over school holidays now. That’s okay, I’ve renamed it ALMOST daily blog rambling! http://moonflitter.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/my-morning-mosaic-journal-part-1.html

  5. I’ve never made potato stamps before – now I’m going to make some tomorrow and I’ve 3 canvases just “waiting” for them to play with — have an awesome walk and beautiful beautiful paintings…….

  6. Go on….tell us about the crush ;-)

  7. ahhhh, the days of having crushes! Awesome! Keep on inspiring Flora…..oxoxoxo

  8. Hi flora!!!

    I love love love your paintings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It makes me want to paint all day too!!!!

    thanks for sharing this!


  9. I just got back from Art Forte. Actually seeing your work was wonderful. Love the finish you put on it, makes it feel, well, finished. Just beautiful, Flora. Wow. The owner is going to bring some out for me to look at in my house. Your work would look so good next to my textiles.

  10. Such an Inspiration Flora. Soo very very very brave.

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