I think I may have mentioned before that I like to work in more than one journal at a time. When I find time to be in the studio I like to start a few things while something else is drying. Plus I just like to try stuff-I'm all over the place. I started to count all in progress journals I have and stopped before I reached a number I won't even divulge. Not to mention the altered books I'm working in also. But it works for me.
|Gessoed pages drying on the studio floor|
Sometimes I'll just take some time to prep pages-I always coat them with gesso before I start painting or collaging so they will stand up to the
Many times I go up with the intention of cleaning and re-organizing and an old paint color I forgot about insists on going down or a torn page or collage image needs to be glued down. Maybe an idea needs to be worked out in a sketchbook, or maybe a new technique or supply needs to be tried. I'm always prepared!
|Prepped page patiently waiting.|
|Large and small journals in progress.|
|Old ledger turned journal.|
And sometimes I just need to play, not worry about the outcome, composition, color, image, design. I just want to splash, spritz, rip, tear, cut, glue, and see what happens-no expectations-no pressure. Just do what I like to do. That's what I did the last couple of days-I needed to. No deep thought, no self criticism, just doing what I know how to do, playing, having fun.
Tags made from painted papers, old book pages, sheet music, etc.
Of course that comes with a price-the treehouse studio is a disaster and sadly in need of cleaning and re-organizing. Why don't you come on up and help me? I'll show you a journal or two or........