Wednesday, September 14, 2016

40 Days to a Creative Practice

The afternoon part of the workshop I attended was about doing a 40 day art journal. We were all given an inexpensive 6X6 sketch book to take home with us. While we were there, we worked on doing our pages or covering our book. I don't want to jinx myself but I've done a little collage every day since. Actually, I've done two on each day.

I read somewhere today about this being a process activity, not something where you are concerned with a finished work of art. I think of it as being nourishment for future work. Some people see it as welcoming the muse. I bring this up because last night, after doing a page right before bedtime, I couldn't go to sleep because I kept thinking of things I could do to make finished product. And that's when the pressure started to get heavy. So I think it's good for me to remember, "this is process work." Also, if I stick with it, it could become a part of my creative practice. A consistent creative habit would be good for me.

Anyway, here are a few of the collages I've done.


  1. Consistent creative habit sounds heavenly. :)

  2. It does to me, too, Rach! I can't think too hard about "if I can just stick with it!" The good thing is it's an easy thing to do and doesn't have to take that much time.

  3. I'm cycling between media. Painting, collage, jewelry, sewing, crochet, drawing, coloring. I find I want to do something else after a few days of one. And it keeps me working.

    1. I've been thinking about using watercolors or paint in the journal. I'm running out of stuff. I had some magazines stacked up and I think I took them to recycling!


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