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journal challenge days 54 & 55

November 30, 2011

this discipline of creating art every day for a year is not the easiest thing to do. but i am finding my groove. there are so many people who ask me how i find time to do art. and i usually answer simply. i take ten minutes here and ten minutes there. i live life while one layer dries and come back to it later. it’s really not hard finding the time.

the hardest part is finding the mental space to create. because there are days when you have blocks or just don’t want to do it. there are days when you have to push past your inner battles and just create. there are days when everything seems to keep you away from painting. those are the days that are the hardest to get past.

and when you are able to push past on those days, you will find your greatest triumphs.

materials used: watercolors, white & black acrylic ink, calico shine color mist, fabrics, stitching, painted wax paper and painted fabric.

art journal challenge

day 54

materials used: spray inks, watercolors, white acrylic ink, acrylic paint, found papers, gesso, black acrylic ink.

art journal challenge

day 55

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 30, 2011 10:51 am

    Very nice design! I love the colours, are these like Artist Trading Cards or are they like pages in a journal? Keep up the good work 🙂

  2. December 1, 2011 6:57 am

    Wendy, you are so right about the mental challenges in making art—of any kind!

    I love the true story I read in a magazine years ago. A man wrote about how when he was a child he visited his grandparents in New England every summer.

    One year as his grandpa was driving him home from the train station, the boy saw a man just sitting on his porch and staring into space. He asked his grandpa, “Who is that man?”

    Grandpa answered, “I don’t know his name, but he just sits there and doesn’t work at anything. He’ll certainly be on welfare come winter!”

    Later they learned the name of the man on the porch. It was Robert Frost.

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