Wonder31 #13: Pencil

Wonder31 #13: Pencil

“First, consider the pen you write with. It should be a fast-writing pen because your thoughts are always much faster than your hand. You don't want to slow up your hand even more with a slow pen. A ballpoint, a pencil, a felt tip, for sure, are slow. Go to a stationery store and see what feels good to you. Try out different kinds. Don't get too fancy and expensive. I mostly use a cheap Sheaffer fountain pen, about $1.95.... You want to be able to feel the connection and texture of the pen on paper.” 
Natalie Goldberg

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Wonder31 #12: Light

Wonder31 #12: Light

When I started art journaling I was confounded by collage. It seemed like the items were selected with such care, such forethought, such symbolism. But you know what? Not the case. There is visual balance, indeed, but this is something that you just get a feel for and get more comfortable with the more you actually do collage work.

How pleased I am that I've finished 12 prompts in 26 days thus batting about 461. A lot of folks are working the Wonder31s one-a -day and I am impressed by that level of creative gusto!

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Zine 16: Getting Unstuck & Figuring Out What to Do

Zine 16: Getting Unstuck & Figuring Out What to Do

So you are walking down a winding path through cloudy thickets and there are glimmers of sunshine, little rays of light peeking through the forest. You walk from shadow to sunbeam to shadow and in between? You check the map, adjust your compass, snack on protein bars, look at the upside down reflections in the raindrops, until you reach the next sunbeam. 

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