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Sea Stained Glass

We have made it to June! I can’t believe it is already summer. Hopefully this summer will be full of pool time, popsicles on the deck and making fun memories. Once place that I wish we could visit this summer is the beach and ocean. It may just not happen this time around because of Corona virus. The one thing that I love to do while at the beach is looking for shells and sea glass. When I first started working on this watercolor painting, I didn’t know exactly what color story I was going to use. I ended up using blues and greens. The end result looks like a stained glass window using sea glass from the beach. It made my heart happy even though I wasn’t at the ocean. This painting is available on prints and product in my Society6 and Redbubble shops!

Summer Lemons

Hey everyone! Now that home schooling is over with, it officially feels like summer. We were able to sneak away to Wisconsin for Memorial Day weekend for a change of scenery. Even though we didn’t do too much, it was nice to see my in laws and husbands side of the family. With plenty of social distancing, of course! The temperature over the weekend heated up and it was instantly pool weather. It immediately made me think of lemonade, one of my family’s favorite summer drinks. Here is a illustration of some fun summer lemons. I used Procreate to create them digitally with my iPad. I have uploaded this lemon art to my Society6 and Redbubble shops. Enjoy!

Group of Blue Pansies

Hey all! If you haven’t noticed I love drawing and painting nature. I tend to have a lot of flower and animal subject matter. What can I say I love nature more than people…lol! Recently I did a watercolor series of a moth and some flowers. This group of blue pansies is the final watercolor of that set. I started off by drawing out the pansies with watercolor pencils, so I could prevent pencil lines showing through the paint. Then I used many layers of watercolor to get to the final painting. I just uploaded this painting up on my Society6 and Redbubble shops. So if you love these pansies as much as I do, they are now available on prints, mugs, tees and masks. Remember to support small business and artists during these crazy times.

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Choose Happy

Hey everyone! I feel like this week I finally had a wave of creativity and have had many ideas just flowing out of my brain. It’s been really nice since it feels like I have hit a creative block during this quarantine. I have been having to force myself to sit and draw. So I will definitely embrace this spurt of creativity. Here is one of the doodles that I did last night on my iPad using the Procreate app. It’s nothing too fancy, but I like how it turned out. This message does really come at a good time! We should all try to choose happiness during these uncertain times. I am really trying to practice this daily. What kind of things are you trying to do to keep happy? I have been trying to keep creative, baking my favorite treats, enjoying my garden and making simple home improvements. I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe! Enjoy!

Colorful Spring Moth

Hey everyone! Here another watercolor painting that I have done during this quarantine. I have just been really inspired by flowers and nature. Painting with watercolor is a stress reliever for me and definitely lets me zone things out. I really enjoy doing it and should do it more often then I should. I think my summer mission is to create more watercolor paintings. Let’s see if I can hold myself to it…lol! I have included the beginning stages of the painting and the finished piece. I love seeing the before and after progress shots of paintings. If you love this pretty watercolor piece as much as I do, it is now available on prints and product in my Society6 and Redbubble shops. You can click the links above on the menu or below to direct you to my shops. Enjoy!

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Think Positive

Hey everyone! Here is a lettering doodle that I did this past week. I downloaded some new procreate brushes and had fun playing around with them. I know the phrase “think positive” is pretty basic, but it should definitely be the motto right now with everything happening around us. I have repeatedly had to say this to myself during this quarantine. I know I’m probably not the only one! So I just felt that I should just put this out there in case someone needs to read that phrase today. I also played around with the animation feature in Procreate and thought it would be cool to see it come to life. I just put this design up in my Society6 and Redbubble shops if you would like a print to help inspire you daily.

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Happy Mother’s Day 2020

Happy Mother’s Day from Ruth Miller Creative! I hope all the mother’s out there have a fabulous day and are spoiled rotten. I especially want to wish my mom Kristy and mother in law Stacey a very Happy Mother’s Day. We appreciate everything you both do for our family! I created this drawing this past week while my two boys were working on school work. I wanted to keep it bright and cheery to mimic Spring. Luckily the weather will be cooperating with us in KC. The temperature is cool, the flowers are blooming and it just feels great to be outside. We have gotten so much landscaping done in the past two weeks and our yard looks great. I love being outside and doing yard work. Make sure to enjoy outside and celebrate all the mom’s in your life! Enjoy!

Watercolor Poppies

Hey everyone! Here is a watercolor painting that I worked on this past weekend. It is a painting of some Poppies. I have always liked Poppies for their name and how vibrant they are. They are just little bursts of color that pop up! I posted a work in progress photo on my Facebook and Instagram and here is the finished painting. It really turned out better than I had imagined. If you would like to follow my work on Facebook or Instagram, just click the buttons above on my menu and it will bring you to like or follow my pages. On those pages I usually post work in progress shots, inspiration and revisit some of my older pieces. I hope to see you there!

We Were Together

Today is the 11th wedding anniversary with my husband, Bryant. It has been a really great 11 years! I was looking through our wedding photos last night and began to get sentimental. It was great to see all the moments, familiar faces and to see the people we have lost in the last 11 years. Last year we went on a cruise to celebrate our 10th anniversary and I’m so glad we did. This year will definitely be a different kind of celebration but none the less memorable. Cheers to another year Bryant!

And I’d choose you;
In a hundred lifetimes,
In a hundred worlds,
In any version of reality,
I’d find you and
I’d choose you.

Face Masks

Hey everyone! Redbubble just launched face masks to their site. Which means you can now have wearable art of mine for your face. The masks have two layers of washable 100% brushed woven polyester. The print is on the outer layer. They have over-ear elastic straps for a snug fit over mouth and nose. Masks come in one size and fit most adults. They are $12.50 or $10 if you buy 4 or more.

For every mask sold, Redbubble will be donating a mask to Heart to Heart International. Heart to Heart International works with volunteers, partners, and donors to make healthcare more accessible. They have launched international, domestic, and local responses to COVID-19.

If you or someone you know is looking for some please visit my Redbubble shop! https://bit.ly/rmcmasks

Create Beauty Everyday

Here’s a quick drawing that I did this past week while trying to decompress. Drawing definitely helps me relax and take my mind off of things. I find it’s even more important during the times that we are in. Any time I draw something, I try to create something that makes me happy and my version of beautiful. What kinds of beauty are you creating that makes you happy? I drew this digitally on my iPad in the program Procreate. I keep finding more and more things to learn about the program. I’m just soaking it all in! I hope this piece of artwork brings a smile to your face and sparks you to create new things!

Tulip Blossoms

Happy Monday everyone! Today marks the 7th week of quarantine for our family. This past weekend has been pretty good for us. We were able to get some projects around the house done, yard work and haircuts for my boys and the dog. It feels like we got a lot accomplished. I also was able to get some watercolor paintings done. I’m not going to lie…it felt great to just sit and paint and tune out everything even if it was just a couple of hours. It definitely boosted my mood for the week. It’s amazing how just doing something you love and enjoy can do that. This painting was just for fun and hopefully I will be able to get it up on my shops soon. Enjoy!

Brianna’s Art Debut

Hey everyone! I just received the cutest piece of art created by my niece, Brianna. I just had to share it with all of you. Brianna loves to draw and create new things…I think she may take after her Aunt…lol! During this quarantine she got Procreate for her iPad and she has been creating and drawing ever since she downloaded it. She has been practicing everyday and has been sending me fun little drawings through text. It has been fun communicating to her through art. Keep up the good artwork Bri! Stay Calm, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Stay Home!

Stay Home

Hey everyone! I recently did this drawing because of the scenario that is happening around us. But then I saw that people were protesting to open everything up again….let me just say, how stupid!! I do understand the argument of people suffering from not being able to work and not being able to provide for their families. Which is unfortunate and we should live in a country that supports everyone in an event like this.  I will be the first person to say that I hate being stuck at home and not being able to do the things I enjoy most. But getting out to “buy things” and getting your “hair cut” is not a valid reason to open up the economy to risk more people getting sick and more deaths. It will just make everything spike again and we will have to just restart this process all over again. I think these people are incredibly selfish. So this drawing means even more than when I first drew it. Stay healthy, stay strong, stay safe and for heavens sake just stay home!

Good Vibes Only

Hello everyone! Today marks the beginning of the 6th week of staying at home for our family. It has definitely had its challenges, but we are getting through it one day at a time. We have a routine set up during the week for school and it has drastically helped. My kids really thrive on having some kind of schedule and normalcy. I have been also trying to set up a routine of drawing, but some times I just do not have the motivation. But I know I need to keep it up so I have a distraction from all this mess. I drew this positive saying out during the past week of quarantine. It started with a sketch in Procreate and ended with this uplifting sun. During this time, we all definitely need good vibes. Stay home, Stay healthy & Stay Safe! Enjoy!

Spring Mandala

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great Easter! We had a great Easter with just our family of four. We dyed eggs, had an Easter egg hunt, opened basket goodies and devoured a delicious meal made by my husband. It was definitely different from previous years and I missed seeing all my family this past holiday. I can’t wait to gather with them again and celebrate. One saving grace is technology, I loved being able to Face time and Zoom with everyone. That has definitely helped during all this craziness. Here is another drawing that I did recently to help keep my mind off of things. It’s nothing too fancy, but I tried to keep the colors very true to Spring. I’m very pleased with how it turned out and it’s a beautiful spring mandala. Keep creating!

Dapper White Sheep

Hey everyone! Here is another easter themed drawing that I did within the past week during quarantine. I drew a very cute dapper white fluffy sheep. If you know me well, I love all things fluffy. But sheep really take the cake! I especially like the white sheep with cute black ears and face. I just love their contrast of black and white. I decided to make this sheep extra fluffy just to get his cuteness across. He was drawn out digitally using Procreate. I hope you all enjoy him!

Hip Hop Bunny

It’s the start of another week of quarantine for everyone. This will be week 4 for my family. It’s starting to feel like the movie Groundhog Day. It seems like the same events happen everyday. The time goes by really slow but night time comes so quickly. Like you have all the time in the world, but not enough time to get everything accomplished. I hope this whole mess will end soon. Easter is coming within the next week and I feel like I’m just not prepared and ready for it this year. I did manage to draw a couple of Easter themed quick pieces within the past week. Here is one the drawings that I managed to create during this quarantine chaos. It started with the bunny but I felt it needed some spunk and added the saying. And of course he needed a chain and sunglasses to match the attitude…lol! I hope everyone can stay positive during all this and hopefully this puts a smile on your face. Enjoy!

Be Kind

It’s Friday and the end to another week in quarantine. It’s been 3 weeks so far for my boys and myself. The boys finally got some online schooling this week which has lessened the load of homeschooling just a little bit. Also, the weather has been amazing and we have been trying to be outside as much as possible. Just trying to think of the positive stuff this week. I have also been trying to keep up with drawing as much as I can. Like I said before, it’s been really hard to get motivation to do so. I have been getting so tired of watching all the news and updates every day constantly. But I do enjoy all the stories of people helping one another out and being kind to one another. It’s nice for a change! So I drew this drawing from being inspired by all the stories that I have been hearing. I drew it digitally and just wanted a cheery spring drawing that is positive and will just make you smile. I hope this brings a smile to your face and encourages you to do something kind for someone else. Enjoy!

Homebody

Hey everyone! Are you a homebody? I am! I’m not ashamed to admit! On normal circumstances I enjoy being at home, having alone time to my self and like being in my own element. I guess you can say I’m an introverted extrovert. I love being around my friends and family but I tend to hit a wall and need to have space to myself to recharge. Anyone else like that? I will say that with this pandemic, I am getting a little stir crazy. I don’t know how much longer I can manage staying in my house and not start to hate it. I know I am not the only one! I did this quick drawing last night to help keep my sanity. I drew this cute happy pup in his house with the phrase homebody. He is definitely happy to stay home!  Keep calm everyone, stay safe and keep being creative!