Just a Little Black Paint

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
John Green

But I cannot focus. I cannot focus my mind and stick with any particular project lately. A lack of mental acuity that drives me bonkers. And I cannot focus my eyes. The eye doctor says I either need bifocals or reading glasses. Thank goodness the dizziness that started mid-October in Venice is to subsiding yet still returns for a bit every few days. Sudafed is helping.

Lizzie of Green Glass asked the other day in the comments {yes, I just linked to a comment, how cool is that?} whether I was working the loose pages that had falled out of this altered book journal. Lizzie took my The Museum of Simple Things workshop this year, and in the workshop we art journaled in old hardback books and this is the book I used... now all of the pages have fallen out or have been pulled out! So yes, my dear Lizzie, I'm working on the pages loose, because I haven't yet stitched the journal together. I figure I'll do that last, when all of the pages are finally finished. 

Imperfect is more than O.K. Why must some parents and teachers control kids' art by "fixing" it or commenting on imperfections? I speak from experience. A mom "fixed" the fiber art project that our class did for a fundraiser. And on a relevant tangent, why must we criticize our own art? Why can't we just enjoy it?

I'll add something on the left side of this page.

Here's the page before the black paint job:

I'll add something to the left of this page too.

Working in the now-falling-apart-noticing-journal, I felt like WRITING something in paint. So I pulled out a few pages and set them on a plastic tarp to protect my breakfast table {my art workspace} and grabbed the black airbrush acrylics. Opening the bottle just a teeny bit so the paint would flow but not puddle, I "drew" girls and wrote some words that needed to come out. See more pages from The Noticing Journal


November is Art Every Day Month (AEDM) hosted by Leah of Creative Every Day.