Happy New Year everyone! Thought I would share a little process work that I did to start the year. It had been SO long since I had been working in my studio, my creative muse was stagnant and I needed a kickstart for 2020 so this is what I did. Over the holidays we snapped some Polaroid pics. Well, the film was expired, the pics failed but I loved the colors and shapes. I thought to myself, why not use them for collage…
So I splashed some black gesso on a journal page, added some stencil work, cut up the pics and made this arrangement. It was a random process, I did not want to overthink it, no pressure, just needed to get my groove going again after being out of the studio so long. After I looked at the pieces I saw the center of a flower and went with it.
I used a white pencil to draw some petals, mind you I am working fast, and free so it is not perfect nor is it my best work. I just had to get going and get my hands and brain creating again. This kind of process is like an ice breaker, a warm up, a get it going kind of thing, a what if and I don’t care if it is imperfect kind of thing. Basically doing it for the process, doing it for the love of creating, and doing it because my muse absolutely needed it. This is the beauty of art journaling, it’s free and easy. My first inclination for the piece was totally different than how it turned out. I thought maybe the colors in the polaroid pics would be the foundation, muted grays, greens, and burnt orange. Nope, that is not what happened. Those colors are completely lost, oh well! Whew I am glad that is out of the way, now I can get down to some serious work…or not! With this post, I wanted to be open, keep it real, and encourage you to allow yourself time for process work. It’s a great way to start the year.
Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment and let me know how you started the new year.