one of my creative goals this year was to create what is known as an art journal. up front, i'm not really comfortable with that term. i kept paper journals for about twenty years - some were painted and stamped and sometimes fairly artsy...and what i am doing now is less journal than that. it's an experimentation book, really.
i have been testing out using different types of media together in different ways. sometimes i like the outcome, and sometimes i learn from it.
i've been writing down words when they've been on my mind while i'm writing. there aren't really many words. i just happened to photograph the words, because my eye is drawn to them. last night i just wanted to write down lyrics. there is room for that in this book.
this book is a space to practice and play with materials and colors and ideas. there is not much pre-planning, and i'm not certain if any pages are completely finished yet. i work simultaneously on probably twenty pages...adding a little bit here and there, wherever i'm feeling like creating at the moment. what you are seeing here are just pieces of a whole that will keep evolving.
("overcome evil with good" was a reminder from church a few weeks ago, and definitely on my mind as i doodled around this flower.)
art journal/experimentation book/mixed media practice/play book...whatever you want to call it...it's another good way to put my leftover paint to use, and the process is calming.
i'll keep you updated as it progresses.