Map Love Madness No. 8 {wip}

“You will write if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result,
but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take place
between the pen and the paper, not before in a thought or afterwards in a recasting...
It will come if it is there and if you will let it come.”
Gertrude Stein

detail views

5x8" sketch moleskine, work in process, watercolor, slicci pen

I thought I'd share this one in progress - it's going to take some time to finish as it's one of my my projects for those pockets of time where I am "waiting" for someone or something. It resides in the moleskine in my purse with a bunch of pens.

Here's what I do. I work on a bunch of stuff at once. I don't even think about what's in progress, because it doesn't matter. I tend to hop around even within mediums. At this moment I have the following stuff in progress. And this is only what I can remember: a painting going on in the kitchen, several moleskines {always moleskines}, an 18" wide cityscape, fabric cut up for art quilting, a doodle acrylic painting, several 24x36" canvases, lots of smaller canvases, the noticing journal {altered book}, the Daisy Yellow Zine #6... ad inifinitim. That's what works for me. I think it's one of the reasons I don't run out of ideas.

It's like exercise. You can workout 30 minutes in the morning and 25 minutes at night and it still counts as 55 minutes, right? So a whole bunch of time spent on 14 art projects is still a whole bunch of time spent doing art. So hop around, have fun with it. You will finish stuff as you go. You might even find that ideas from one medium inform another!