Tuesday, January 27, 2009

art journaling retreat. . . . dancing the dance.

Well just like me, I lost track of the days.
I am still here with two large loving dogs, now a bit snowed in, working and dreaming and, although lonely, enjoying this contemplative time.

I finally got out the watercolors and did a little work in the shamanic journal - I do have different journals for different reasons.
I can't bring them all with me, but a few can travel.
So this one is a little moleskin which takes watercolor well - the large journal is more for collage, so too much water wrecks the pages. I would like to figure that out for the next journal, because wet things take a long time to try and I don't seem to have the patience.
The idea of just taking a little book and exploring whatever comes up is just the point for me. That's what this whole thing is about. I have that very strong fear of the blank page, and it has taken me years to just jump in and not worry about results because if I worry about results I will freeze up.
I don't make the most wonderful art, but I have learned something along the way about Just Doing It.
and I was surprised and honored to learn that my website has been highlighted in Spring issue of RubberStampMadness -- online link can be seen here.
Every little bits helps!
Happy Journaling Today!

"And here in my isolation I can grow stronger. Poetry seems to come of itself, without effort, and I need only let myself dream a little while painting to suggest it." --Paul Gauguin

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