I've just gone through a rough patch with many complications, and two weeks post-everything has me seeing the world in a new way, walking around, living out of a suitcase, and living on faith. Faith that things will fall into place. Faith that I'm doing the right thing. These are a few of the thoughts going through my mind as I began to paint.
I started a bit differently than I usually do, scribbling with watercolor Neocolor II crayons, then hitting the diluted color with heavy body white acrylic paint and a bit of Dina Wakley Media black gesso (I am also using her brushes).
Golden's new High Flow Acrylics are awesome for making drips down the page. I haven't done too much of this lately, but like playing and moving quickly when I'm in the flow of creating. I made the mistake of hitting the dark indigo with green gold...which makes a yucky color. But instead of thinking the page was finished, I kept going, knowing I could fix it.
One thing I wanted to play with was my newest digital collage sheet. I'm old school when it comes to collage sheets - get some scissors, copies, and double-sided tape and I'm good to go. However, I've been experimenting with using elements from journal pages and creating the collage sheets completely on the computer. It's so fun and allows me to make them much more easier.
I can't wait until next week, when I'll do more with the new Derwent Graphik Line Painters (can we say 0.5 nibs and smoooooth writing?)
Around the time I started putting down the acrylics and thicker layers, a new song came on my Spotify radio. Some of the feel of the song & the bit of the speech jumped into my journal. Who doesn't want life to be an adventure? I'm standing on the edge about to step into that wonderful life, face to the sun, free.
(Seeing and feeling passion, combined with great music & talent, can do a lot. I love the indirect way the music I listen to gets into the flow of my world.)