"To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive - to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfillment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before.”
♥ Wish there was a little coding system for workshops. Here's how I think they could be categorized. ⓐ focus on techniques ⓑ focus on facing your fear of the blank page by globbing paint on top ⓒ focus on following a recipe for an art journal page ⓓ focus on deep emotional analysis on the page ⓔ focus on social connection + interaction but no real depth of knowledge transfer.
♥ A person is a gardener if he works lovingly in his garden... a quilter if she makes quilts.... a skiier if she skis. Why must it be more complex than that? Why can't we be artists if we do art?
♥ Quiz: Which squares above are acrylic, and which are watercolor/gouache? I'll add the answer in the comments tomorrow.
DPP #32: Invent-a-Font ---> can you spot the error?
An astute reader just sent me a note and I cracked up when I noticed.
♥ I believe that the point and the joy of journaling is inherently the process and not the page that you wind up with in the end. Working in our art journals should be free and playful, without censorship or hesitation. Would it help to have a secret journal along with the journal you share with others?
Do you have a secret journal?