This just in: local girl misses her art journal!
I've been spending my time, as of late, coloring in mandalas, doodling, & painting. Which is awesome and so amazing and full of magic!
But I realized I missing living in a sketchbook/art journal. Carrying a book around and gluing in paper scraps, drawing dreams, and writing - poetry, yearnings, or whatever other words are aching to come out. I pulled out my old issues of Play & Art & Life, paging through all the art...the raw pages, the scribbled words, the photos glued into painted spreads.
In my yearning to paint more, I'd lost touch with what brought me here, to this point in my life.
And so, when I was able to get to the studio, I immediately pulled out my Neocolor II crayons, spray inks, white paint, and neon color and just started playing around. No need for balance or perfect or thought - just a girl pouring out her heart on paper.
I love, love the pages I created! The colors and textures and mistakes. All of them. All I made. And I want to make more!
I'm thinking of giving myself a 30 day challenge to get back to myself & my art journal. A way to be accountable. And maybe this will turn into something different because of my new knowledge and techniques and favorite supplies. I don't know. But I'm super psyched to find out.
Would you like to participate? I'm going to give myself a prompt list, & blog each day, even if I don't finish or only make a few marks. I have a lot going on, lots of moving, but I know I can make time for my art.
I'm thinking I'd post each day, but have a separate blog for progress pics and tips that would be a $5-$10 donation thing (more for energy exchange than anything else). Thoughts?
I'm off to draw my own mandalas...I think after all the coloring and embellishing I've done, it's finally time to branch out on my own.
PS. I've been updating my Etsy shop with new work twice a week. Here's my newest piece! Don't forget - I do commissions!