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
A challenge is whatever you want to make of it -- use the core rules of the challenge as your starting point and off you go.
The best thing about a global challenge is that wave of positive energy that flows throughout the creative community on instagram and FB. Seeing so much art inspires us to re-focus on our own art-making. There are a heck of a lot of people drawing and mark-making and playing with ink. I'm not trying to be woo-woo about it -- but each day I look forward to yummy art in my insta-feed! It's lovely to discover new artists and new ideas. What clever things will you devise? That goes round and round. Go to Inktober 2017 No. 1 to see the full series.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
Whew. Wow! Can we truly be into October already?! I feel like the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge just ended a second ago ⏰ and summer heat was enveloping us -- how does this happen? OK. So back to reality. Historically, in my world, October is a month where PROGRESS is possible! And that's surprising because in our OUR HOUSE we have almost back-to-back family birthdays plus 🎃 Halloween plus annual school events and of course other holidays on the horizon. But October has been a very creatively productive month the past several years because of Inktober. It has given me a lighthearted focus on INK. On completing tiny projects. It reminds me of ICAD, because it's really like ICAD but with INK and with ANY type of paper.Read More
I absolutely love to the watch as artists interpret this freeing art form. Take a peek at the work we're doing in Groovy Grunge!!!Read More
Free:fall into no:rules art journaling.
Take those papers you've collected forever
and introduce them ✂️⚛️ to the wildness of acrylic paint.
Need a creative escape? A bit of self-nurturing me-time? Want to meet other folks who love art journaling as much as you do? You can share your pages and chat @ art journaling in the private, happy little Daisy Yellow Altered Books FB group.Read More
One day, I'll create a simple art journal page. But that day is not today. Creating chaos on the page is a surprisingly effective way to focus my mind and de-stress. Working here as per usual in an altered hardback book where I am busy mastering the skill of transforming order into disarray. Simple rainbows turned into super-saturated grungy rainbows.Read More
If you carried a real camera
and actively searched for things to photograph?
If you discovered a tube of gouache
and painted a rainbow?