I've spent a lot of time working on challenges, working in my travel journal and working on canvases for an upcoming show. I realized I hadn't been journaling for ME, and I definitely needed to just go inside and let the art happen.
I always rely on intuitive journaling when I feel out of touch with myself. I find that after practicing this method of creating for so long, my interpretation of what has been created is often apparent to what's going on in my life.
Perhaps a much needed reminder to watch my tongue and be careful of the words I speak, or perhaps a reminder to be still and to listen to what my heart is telling me.
Sometimes I see "The Ancients", and I'm reminded to "Know Thyself" and to remember that all knowledge is already contained within.
I felt the need to play, to experiment, to ask myself, "what if?". I played with acrylics and alcohol. I played with my new alcohol inks.
I asked myself, " What if I took an old pen and a Styrofoam meat tray and tried to make stamps that way? Will it work?" I think it did!
I played with my new stamps on my background pages. I used the iridescent copper tube acrylic that I recently rediscovered.
And I used a more subtle color to add my number stamp to this page. I haven't finished with this page yet, so maybe I'll highlight a few of the numbers as part of the final design.
I continued playing with the first background I created, and before I knew it, the page took on the familiar "life of it's own". I felt it needed a quote, and I found one that fit both the page and my current celebration of October.
"I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring." W.S. Merwin
And having said that, I'm off with my happy self to join my hubby for an autumn walk in the woods. Have a wonderful weekend!
CELEBRATE * LOVE * CREATE