Friday, August 28, 2015
Get up. Get Dressed. Paint.
Getting back into my painting practice with Rae Missigman’s 15 MINUTES OF MIXED MEDIA©. I found it difficult to pick up the routine of painting after being away on vacation for 2 weeks. I simply wasn’t feeling it. My schedule was discombobulated, not allowing me to feel the anticipation of gettingraising out of bed while the house was quiet, getting out the paints then tuning out the world for an hour or so. I’m comforted knowing that she goes through this as well. It’s all about showing up, getting the paint on the paper and letting go if you don’t like it. I remind myself the next week is another page, another chance to create.
Ø Adding paint to a stamp then stamping it onto the page adds texture. And it’s okay if the image gets blurred if there is too much paint in one area.
Ø I can paint with Dylusions Spray Ink by spritzing a small amount into my craft sheet then adding a small amount of water. It adds a splash of intense color which draws the eye in.
After being away from my craft room for two weeks I felt the need to create in my art journal but lacked inspiration. When this happens I go to my Inspiring Art Journal Pages board on Pinterest. I remembered THIS art journal tutorial by Marta Lapkowska. Simple, not complicated and didn’t involve having to wait for layers to dry. It was exactly what I needed to get back into creating.
Joining Paint Party Friday where having paint under the fingernails is the norm. What colors are under yours?