It has been awhile since I've been able to go to the treehouse but yesterday I spent several hours doing assignments for the fantastic online class I'm taking,-Open Studio with Misty Mawn. It is an incredible class with tons of information and techniques. We are in week three of the class and I am terribly behind but enjoying what I can manage to do. I have been art journaling for years so was really wanting to tryout the journaling assignments. This is what happened with week one's assignment:
Week two lessons were more about nature and realism so we did some landscapes. The journaling assignment was to draw a landscape line and in the bottom half write all the things we would like to bury if we could such as bad feelings,not so good secrets, trials, tribulations, negativity, etc. It's hard owning up to some of that but freeing to get it down on paper knowing that it will be covered up. The top half was for better thoughts,dreams, desires, etc. that could "grow" out of the ground. Along with some doodling and we were ready for paint.
I used acrylics and inks,added a few collage elements and this is how it all turned out.
so now for my "aha" moment
I also do "morning pages" ala Julia Cameronhttp://paperartstudio.tripod.com/artistsway/id3.html and I have always torn them up or shredded them because they sometimes are not what you want anyone else to see-that's the freedom of them. But Misty just taught me how to cover up and layer over my thoughts and still include them in my journal. So I wrote in my art journal instead of the composition book I usually use-