This week’s art journal exploration…
I’ve been in a phase of letting the imagery find me before I approach the page. I used to just show up at the page and let the paint fly. But it feels lately like the soul is listening … allowing imagery, guidance and intuition to precede creation….it makes painting more of a collaboration than a solo act.
For example, this morning I knew I was in the mood to create. I pulled out a few magazines to look for a message or some words to guide the creative process. When I pulled out the pile, the magazine on top had the words, “Find Your Place.” Boom. The idea for today’s piece arrived.
Later, I showed up at work to create…the background papers I was looking for weren’t there…sooooo…and this is where improv gets fun… I photocopied a bunch of stencils to create background patterns, ripped off pieces, and used gel gloss to adhere them to gesso prepped wood.
It was a good reminder to me that we don’t need tons of stuff. We can usually create by making the most of what’s in front of us…so feeling thankful today for the chance to both listen and improv on the journal page and in life. Again, the journal always teaches me not only how to paint but how to live. I’m also lovin’ painting larger pieces…art journal pages all blown up.
oh…and here’s my favorite spot to get stencils…proceed with caution. It is really easy to lose financial control here.