Usually I'm so worried about ruining a piece of art that I don't take it farther, instead I get to a place where I'm happy with it even though I suspect it could be better if I tried something creative. That means though, that if I screw up, then all those hours of work are wasted. In this journal I can just let that fear go, I'm not trying to create great art, I'm trying to LEARN.
I've drawn up four pages so far, ready for playful paint, creative thought and inspiration. I still have my Moleskine but I'd like that to be an in-between kind of book. I'd like it to be somewhere I can try smaller pieces but put in the effort to make them good. I think this'll allow me to, in one way or another, find my way to where I want to go with my art. I guess that's why I'm doing "Art Every Day Month" this year. I was inspired by Tracey Fletcher King (oh, she's playing along again this year too, lol), she said doing the one month challenge really changed her art and the way she worked. I'd like that, to find my balance.
Even better, I'd like to not only find my artistic balance, but also learn to be more prolific. I want to do some kind of art everyday. I think the artistic muscle is something you have to use everyday for it to be healthy. I don't do that yet. I let life intervene constantly. Something is always more important than my sitting down and painting. I'm going to endeavor to change that this month.
This is my second piece for AEDM put on by Leah at Art Everyday. I added a cool alphabet to my moleskine, it was inspired by a font Dion Dior loves to use. I noticed it on several of her pieces for her series "When Artists Cook" and practiced and played until I got to an alphabet that I was happy with.
|Title: Acorn to Zipper|
If you're looking for The Artist's Play Room, all you have to do is click here and then scroll down to the bottom of the post to read about this week's theme, SUNSETS, and add your art to the Mr. Linky.