Happy Sunday! I have to say its so lovely spending time thinking about all the things making me smile in my week and recording them here every Sunday! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. This practice began as a way to celebrate the small wonders (from this class) that I took time to notice in my week or over the period of a month. It’s a wonderful way to begin a gratitude practice if that is something you may feel is calling you too! So please do comment with your ‘Small Wonders’ too! There are many things that have been making me smile in my little postage stamp sized apartment & art studio. Here are just five! This week its all been about painting! I have been in the studio all week working to finish up my newest online art class – Mixed Media Botanical Mandalas on Canvas. So here are some work in progress photos from the studio!

Adding Luscious Layers to a canvas! I love to take photos as I progress through to see how a painting evolves!

Warming up on a mini canvas!

Watercolor on mixed media canvas – inspired by the Passion Flower!

Collaging backgrounds with photocopies and nature printed paper (from my Nature Pressing and Printing class)

More layered backgrounds on a round canvas using Acrylic, collage, spray paint and inks!

What has been making you smile recently? Leave a comment below as I would LOVE to know! It’s such a wonderful way to recognize the Small Wonders in our Life! Lots of love Louise xx