Insist On Yourself, Never Imitate!

"Hello, Gorgeous!" Watercolor, 7x10 Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

“Hello, Gorgeous!”
Watercolor, 7×10
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

This little tree is looking more like Spring than Autumn…but she could care less what I think! “Hello, Gorgeous!” is intent on being herself to the max :D

Insisting on ourselves is essential when tapping into our creativity and developing as artists. The below Emerson quote sums up why:

Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession. That which each (we) can do best, none but his (our) Maker can teach him (us).

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 Up for auction at: Hello, Gorgeous!  

See more: Autumn Trees

Going Home

Going Home Watercolor, 7x10 Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Going Home
Watercolor, 7×10
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

This little tree, certain and unafraid, is going home.

I googled the title that came to me and discovered it was the name of a hymn with an interesting origin. Many people assume the tune was always an African American spiritual that was adapted to the symphony, but in this case, the reverse is true.

Going Home origin and lyrics

Now up for auction along with other Autumn Trees: Going Home

Connected To The Source

Connected To The Source 7x10, Watercolor Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Connected To The Source
7×10, Watercolor
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

I once asked a friend who at one time in her life had been very, financially wealthy,

What’s it like to be able to buy anything you want?

She said, “Having money makes everything more fun, but life still happens.”

I thought of what she had said, as this tree was emerging, looking so grounded and connected to a Life-Giving Source that gave it the freedom to live fully present in all those unexpected, always-changing, life-happening moments…

Now Up For Auction, Along With Other Autumn Trees: Connected To The Source

Try just one more time…

If you don’t succeed the first time or the second time and you think, I just need to hang it up tonight. Leave my two failed paintings in the trash and go to bed defeated :(

Take a deep breath and try just one more time. After all it’s only paper and you never know what the next time will bring.

This tree with a new personality appeared on my 3rd attempt buoying my spirits!

And with that I’m calling it a good night :)

See other trees In June’s DPW Gallery

Why Do Trees Change Color In Autumn?

This little tree had more to say. I think she must have been a former teacher :)

Why Do Leaves Change Color In Autumn? 7x10, Watercolor Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Why Do Leaves Change Color In Autumn?
7×10, Watercolor
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Is that really the right answer? Read more: Why Leaves Change Color

Support the trees and  join in on the bidding. They are up for auction, seeking good homes at:

June Rollins DPW Gallery

Loving These Little Trees

They are really speaking to me right now!

This one is in process, drying on my table as I make this post…

They come into being fairly easily, or not. Some don’t make it. More my fault than theirs. The ones who do come forth, tell me what they want to be named almost instantaneously. Love this connection :)

This morning was…

Embracing Change, 7 x 9.5 Watercolor Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Imagine if trees refused to do Autumn? Glad they’re better at embracing change than we are…

Back to the painting table. I hear someone calling my name…

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To see more little trees, visit:

My Daily Paintworks Gallery

They are all up for auction, with opening bids of $15

Seems they want to change the world :)