My sister and I were catching up on the phone and while sitting at my art desk during the conversation…this happened. I opened my Canson spiral bound journal to a clean up page. At the end of an art session leftover paint always makes it onto a blank page. This eliminates the blank page and gives me a jumpstart on making artful pages. Many artists use this practice, it is not anything new, but something I encourage you to keep in mind.
With acrylic inks, paints, markers and gel pens I let my creative muse lead the way as the conversation ebbed and flowed for a couple of hours. I must admit it is a blessing having a sister to talk with, especially during these unusual times we are facing. She has always supported my artistic pursuits and it was apropos to make pages, move my hands while talking the night away.
It’s just mark making, not a masterpiece, playing with color and line…with my iPhone up to my ear.
Playful adventures like this in my art journal are something I encourage you to try. It works your creative muscle and intuition leads the way. Any artist can benefit from such playful expressions. It’s like writing the morning pages, Julia Cameron’s exercise as a lead in to her wonderful book, “The Arist’s Way”. By the way, this is a fantastic book ! I highly recommend it for artists looking toward self discovery and removing obstacles cluttering the creative process. During these times of spending more time at home, take some time to make playful pages, and seek out Julia’s book, you will not be disappointed.