HOW TO Go With the Flow ~ it’s easier than you think

Interactive Color Healing heARTs YouTube Channel with Dorothy Fagan

Join me on the inland waterway marsh near my Virginia studio in Mathews County for my best artist-tested recipes for stress relief, going with the ebb and flow, and channeling your dreams into inspiring fuel for your greatest passions.

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So exciting to announce the launch of my channel! A wonderful opportunity to visit my studio by the pond from the comfort of home, I invite you to come share my favorite creativSOUP recipes.

We are all in this creativSOUP of life together, so why not stir up some fun?

I promise to answer all your questions. And to show you my best artist tested recipes for stress relief, going with the ebb and flow of life, and channeling your dreams into inspiring fuel for your greatest passions.

See the first episode at the link above.

Subscribe on YouTube, as it helps my ratings!!! Thank you! Please leave your comments, I read them ALL! Your comments help my ratings too, and especially give me ideas for new videos. Thank you, thank you!

Most of all, THANK YOU!!!

Thank you for subscribing to my blog and for supporting my artistry! I think the thing that most people are surprised to learn about artists ~ is how meaningful conversations with collectors, supporters, and friends are! Without our conversations, I would have died alone in my studio.

That said, reaching out after going within to paint is a huge challenge! I really appreciate your reaching out to me with your comments. You would be surprised to know how much fuel to paint your few words can provide!

Three years ago, my dear friend Antonella said, ‘Dorothy you cannot know how this will look!’  ~ when I told her I came to Tuscany to ‘absorb the Tuscan lifestyle into my art and life’. My gosh, was she ever right!

I certainly NEVER dreamed of doing this!!!



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Heartland Marsh painting Dorothy Fagan
Heartland Marsh, watercolor, 12 x 16

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Low Hanging Fruit in the Garden

“Slip in the side door,” she whispered to her closest friends.

“… the hot pink door with the low hanging tangerines.”

The entry would be missed by most, but we didn’t because Antonella has invited us.

sorrento paintings
Tangerine Tango, oil on canvas, prints on canvas and watercolor paper See Pricing>

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Tangerine Tango juxtaposes a traditional architectural structure with man made placement of fruit tree and window garden. Dark and Light values mirror woman’s inclination to know herself through dramatic contrasts!

The composition of the painting places the facade of this societal structure squarely front and center in the painting, framing it with the turquoise sky, a symbol of the Divine in all people, and the open doorway at the far left edge. Marked by the low hanging fruit, tangerine/orchid color play, the Creator within invites us to slip inside unnoticed.

Did I know all this when I selected this street scene from Sorrento to paint? Get real! How could anyone?

What I knew was that I really, really liked the dark painted wood frame of the windows on the shop and the linens hanging in the window. I was also taken with the lush tangerine, orange, and lemon trees all over Sorrento. More about them later.

For this painting I simply placed the tree that was planted there a little further in front of the shop. Then I composed the painting with the band of striking turquoise and vibrant green at the right edge ~ because it felt right!

The hot pink awning didn’t arrive in the painting until after I’d had a dream about it. In the dream, “He didn’t show up at work. Put a pink belt on with the orange.”

Yes, it was one of those non-sense dreams ~ until I wrote the thing down. At once I knew that the ‘pink belt’ meant the band of the awning across the center of my painting from the day before.

“Okay, I’m good with that.”

I painted it in and hung it on the wall.

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Inspirational Wall Decal Poster
Inspirational Wall Decal Poster, See Pricing>

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Don’t you think she looks like she’s doing the tango? Kind of leaning way over where any conscious woman might fall if she weren’t supported by the Creator within … No! I didn’t paint the shop leaning over on purpose! She just turned out that way.

Do I fix her? NOT! I love her just as she is!

By the way, I’m taking the Creator’s advice and plucking the low hanging fruit. Slipping in the side door, instead of waiting until I have all the paintings for this book done, edited, and published …. well, here’s your chance to support this project in the making.

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Pluck this low hanging fruit? Read along as I have time to write and publish painting by painting, story by story.

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I’m sure you can think of someone who would be inspired by this illustrated story. It’s a perfect gift for a soul sister who needs to hear, “just go for the low hanging fruit honey!” Get her the inspirational wall decal ~ she’ll think of you every time she plucks a tangerine!

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While you’re picking out the art, share this story on your favorite social media or email it to a friend. It’s okay, they’ll thank you for sharing!

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