Think of an art journal as a holding place for color & texture & words & exploration. You might carry out that exploration via words, thoughts, analyses, and/or art materials. I think it's important to use your journal in a way that works for you. It does not have to be deep and it does not have to be playful. Whatever grey zone that you want to work inside! Your journal, your choice.Read More
Try not to get all wrapped up in HOW you interpret a prompt. In the big picture of the universe, it does not matter. Just start somewhere. What matters is starting. I encourage you to go back to Wonder31 #1 and get started. They're fun, light-hearted prompts; they'll get you rolling and you'll enjoy your daily escapades. The prompts are here to kick-start your art. That's it. Not solve the riddles of Narnia or win you an Emmy.Read More
This is such a perfect example of WHY I work on multiples for a concentrated period and why I do a LOT of art. You do not know when the magic will happen. The more I show up and just DO something, the more ideas I will discover.Read More
You do not need a ginormous 17-step strategic plan. You really don't. It is much simpler than you might imagine.
I do art every day - there are projects going on simultaneously - lots of journals and papers and index cards and art in various stages of completion and I've been working with this bouncy art energy for almost a decade.
And here is my experience. Ideas will flow if you keep showing up. Yup. Even on days when you don't feel like you have any ideas. When you are walking through quicksand. You can still do things to keep propelling yourself forward nonetheless.Read More
Because art is what I do,
on good days and bad.
Creating art is a positive
experience for me.
It's not destructive.
I am a stronger person
with art than without.
Here are my inked cards for #inktober, sets 1-5.Read More