I watched an inspiring art video (below) by Pam Carriker this morning. I always find something that inspires me from those videos. In this one, I was luvin’ how she gathered her fodder (images, text, papers, etc) before beginning her page. I usually start with the paint part and then scour for imagery. So I did that process today and the scraps for the next page are ready and waitin’. Words have also been luring me so I’ve been doing some freestyle writing either before or after the page. Below is a little reflection piece…a note to self that goes along with today’s art journal page.
Look at everything from all angles
and when you think you’ve seen them all,
know there are subterranean layers to every story.
buried life text….sweet mystery.
Toss out your rights and wrongs and goods and bads.
Don’t draw your lines and live inside them like your country.
Swing wide. Drink your coffee. Sip your sunshine.
Go swim in a stranger’s eyes.
Just follow the trails that lure you
like a silent sky of stars.