Organizing Chaos in Your Art Journal

Organizing Chaos in Your Art Journal

"Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish."
Chuck Palahniuk

Grids are endlessly fascinating. I am magnetized, inspired and otherwise driven to work in the form of a grid or grid-like structure. It's not always intentional, it's just that I think in that way. A desire for order? Perhaps. Even though the work inside the boxes or circles is chaotic. A grid is a guide, a fence, a map, a path to work within. It appears to provide a constraint, or perhaps the illusion of a constraint.

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We Want Everything to Be OK

We Want Everything to Be OK

Sometimes I work just with color, other times with words and colors and images, I don't always work in literal fashion, making a list of problems, but I might use color to try to focus my mind. Anyhow, it's not always easy to see what's going on.  And if there's an inkling in your mind that you need help figuring things out or balancing out the brain chemicals, please take a step to help yourself.

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Mini-Sale & Announcing the Tiny Museum Workshop Extended Edition

Mini-Sale & Announcing the Tiny Museum Workshop Extended Edition

Announcing the Extended Edition of the Tiny Museum where artists are experimenting, testing & playing with designs, patterns & paint. We start with a pattern & color treasure hunt and we dive into creative exercises to get the ideas flowing. We work through a variety of painting techniques and build grids of patterns, landscapes, abstract patterns and symbols.

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Electrified Digitized Creative Inspiration, aka the DY Zine

Electrified Digitized Creative Inspiration, aka the DY Zine

Each Zine delves into topics relevant to artists and artists-in-the-making, art journalists, mixed media artists, doodlers, writers & creatives who simply want to add more creative stuff to their lives.

An excerpt from Carry On {Zine 15}:
"The idea police won’t audit your intentions.
Experiment, combine, fold,
re-arrange. model, lather, rinse, repeat.
At some point, perhaps <almost certainly then>
when you least expect it
you'll move into another phase."

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