I'll be honest, I had mixed feelings about this... before heading into the studio to work on it I began to question it's value. Maybe my time would be better spent throwing on another load of laundry, or whipping up a batch of peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-muffins.... but I reluctantly loaded up my arms with magazines and newly purchased acrylic paints, and walked over.
Because the purpose of the journal is to create, and stretch creativity, I deliberately chose colours I don't regularily use. If you are thinking of starting a journal like this, I would suggest you do the same. For me, they were greens, yellows, and orange.
DREAM :: CREATE :: EXPLORE
Tearing through the magazines I hauled over, I found a few words that describe my time in the studio...
RETREAT :: RELAXATION :: PLAY
a creative, sitting quietly in a studio with only the hum of the pellet stove
an artist in front of beautiful colours patiently waiting to be set into place
inspired as I watch my creative thoughts come alive on paper
Acrylic gel medium
Old Gardening magazine
Little bits of green wrapper from the Hershey's Kiss I ate :)
spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
Large flower stamp
I'm glad I went out to 'play' in my journal... I kinda wish I had one of those muffins to go with my coffee right about now... but I can always whip those up next! Happy painting fellow creatives!
Let me know what you do to stretch your creativity...