I believe everyone’s life has a purpose. We are here to discover that purpose then use whatever gifts were bestowed upon us to make this world a better place. Some of us are fortunate as we know at an early age what that purpose is. Others, well, we go along, often digressing from the road that will take us there. This is me. Now on the other side of 50, I am finding my way back to that road that will lead to my life’s purpose. Welcome to my journey.
What do you do when you face the journal page with no inspiration? Some artists say the simple act of spreading paint ignites their inspiration. Alas, this has never worked for me. This morning, after staring at this page then rummaging through supplies I was still uninspired. It's my one morning I get to spend painting and I was determined paint! I opened Pinterest to my Inspiring Art Journal Pages board and selected THIS bold and beautiful flower page by Marika Lemay.
White card stock stamped with hand drawn flower and leaves.
Some artists say this isn't being creative but I beg to differ. Having a vision of the finished page ignites my creativity and I can see how I want to create it. The color palette changes when I grab the paints that speak to me. And as the page progresses I instinctively reach for stamps and stencils, adding my marks and scribbles until I feel the page is done.
The Finished Page
What is your preferred method of getting inspired when inspiration leaves you staring at the blank page? I would love to read what spurs your muse out of hiding.