The Depth in Your Pages

Color, texture and imagery allow us to explore deep concepts that we may not be able to enunciate | express |convey |communicate with words.

Working with acrylics and stitching in The Red Book, an altered book art journal.

Working with acrylics and stitching in The Red Book, an altered book art journal.

When you finish your next page, play devil's advocate. Turn the page upside down. Squint. Look at it in a mirror. Take a photo and use Photoshop to transform it into black & white. Or print it on your laser printer and do a packing tape transfer onto another page.

Do something that allows you to SEE it with fresh eyes.

Now find something intriguing to dwell on, to spark the next page, to build on. What will it be? Do you want to try something again? Try the inverse of that something? Change the order? Add a layer? Aren't you curious about what will happen?

This page started with the concept of "home" and wound up with a lot of funky, psychedelic triangles. Fascination and curiosity continues to drive the work in my art journals. Drives me to keep trying, keep asking questions, keep turning the page.

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