Happy Rainbows on Repeat

“Some people react physically to the magic of poetry, to the moments, that is, of authentic revelation, of the communication, the sharing, at its highest level...A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him.” 
Dylan Thomas

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Digital Art Journaling: Overpass

This all began with an attempt to clean off the back porch of cobwebs and errant leaves; I found myself staring down at an unorganized garden hose with fascination. Remembering a photo I had taken perhaps a decade ago, of this hose. Or maybe it was another one, elsewhere. I get distracted by patterns and find myself seeing possibilities. In that quagmire I see a highway, graffiti tags, japanese characters, abstract marks, a hopelessly knotted skein of yarn, a map, perhaps an elaborate knot.

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that little thread of creative work

Where does your creative work FIT into the delicate balance, into the pie chart, the components, of your day-to-day life? Do you feel better when the week includes creative work? Is it a help or hindrance? What if you SKIP creative stuff for a week or two?

Invent an equation and fill in the variables. 
Well then, now you have your answer.

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Journal Flip: The Orange Journal

I've tasked myself with filming flip-thru videos for all of the books/journals finished this past year.  Most of this journal was finished in 2015-2016 with maybe 1-2 pages this year. The Orange Journal is the 2nd flip thru on the list [the first is the Red Journal]. I wrote about my process for naming stuff in The Elusive Naming Process; my altered books are typically named after the cover color of the original book or maybe the purpose of the journal.

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27+ Ideas for Using Words in Your Journal

If you want to indulge in your love of words and incorporate words in your art journal pages, {any text, legible or not} you'll need to find space for those words - make space in advance - cover up another element with those words - use collage elements that already have words - so many options. Limitless options. So let me visualize some of this for you. Take these ideas and ricochet them into your own work. 

No matter what words, letters, symbols or numbers you choose to utilize, at some point in the process of creating your page those words need to be added| painted| stitched| stapled| attached| adhered| glued| etched| drawn| lettered.

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