Thursday, April 28, 2016
Unplanner class. Lots of inspiration and tons of tutorials. I like hard copies so I am printing out my favourites and putting them into an old binder which has all the old page protectors I saved when I 'edited' the magazine pages I had saved from all my old hobbies. :) When I need a project for those first of the month art 101 journal techniques I won't get sucked into the world wide web but let my fingers do the walking! :) I can also have the grand kiddies pick projects. I may just need to round up some Gelli plate techniques and make another binder. ;^) I do luv the gelli plate and have small ones for the kiddies as they like them, too!
But the wisdom of old age is to vary any activity so I do need inside studio projects. ??? Shall I mess about with paints, stitching or... Hopefully May 1st will have me gathering a bouquet of ideas that will have bloomed.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Which leads to my apology for stirring up angst in my attempt to do psycho ananlysis. sheesh. That isn't really like me but it has been a tough year. I was asking the Rooster why I was so in the zone lately. He is an analyzer but no help. I'd just thought I'd ask. But I am thinking Me, you, we all need to just chillax. What is- IS! Note to self- If it is working- make happy noises and hum. If it isn't put on some music to hum along with until the happy noises start.
I'm reading a book. The Paradox of Choice. I like to limit mine. But there are Maximizers and Satisificers. I decide what standards and then first time it shows up, I grab it. The Rooster is a maximizer and makes sure it is the right choice. That involves lots of study.
Now I'll chillax with a bit of cleaning in the studio and putting supplies in appropriate baggies!
Happy weekend and thanks for sticking with me!
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
I get that life is busy and while the viewing seems to be pretty consistent, comments are fewer. That's okay. I'm doing less commenting myself. But I was wondering if any of my 'regular' visitors are seeing something that I am missing. You know, the elephant in the room that no one talks about! ;^)
I, myself, am not doing the unplanner but I will use the weekly videos and tutorials for ideas. Once a month we will learn a technique to use in these art journals though.
I LUVED doing all the sorting, planning, gluing. I felt like I was in the creative zone and didn't want to stop. So why can I not translate that momentum, that commitment, that joy into my own finished products??? I try to do as good work in these binders as I do in my own. Is mine work and theirs fun? :\
oh, dear. If you can see the elephant that I am dancing around please do tell!
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
I do enjoy prepping these for the kids. These have more of my handiwork as I layout and glue in the pages, keeping in mind we need to end up on the last page at the end of year celebration. I do leave sticker room and some blank pages for them.
Now today I need to march to the beat of their music!
They are coming tomorrow and are bringing their stuff. We shall upgrade and I'll send them each home with a package of papers and stickers and stuff. I'm deciding about holding back the coming months and just giving them out as each month begins. Might be less overwhelming and I can oogle what they have done.
What did I get out of this? A great cymbal smash! I hardly stopped for breaks. So much fun. Now how can I translate this happy sorting, planning, and making into my own art/collage works?
There is no waiting for stuff to dry, possible because I am working on three. Series work?
There is the challenge of unity and variety as I pull from the materials at hand. Challenge baskets?
There is a purpose, a flow. Story telling?
All I know is I'm mojoing right along. A few coughs but they are last gasps. I slipped out to do the chickens in my light sweater. :) The sun is Shining! April showers are forecast but...
I do believe it is pretty much brass band marches that I'm a hearing and marching with. Three cheers for SPRING!
Bing. Bang. BOOM!!!
Friday, April 8, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
March's malady seems to be convinced finally that we are in a new era and is beginning to let go. My energy level is rising. :)
My KISS motto is working so well I'm adding a second principle- The Next Thing First. |No more grandiose plans just whatever my hand finds in the pile is what will happen next!