Wednesday, September 19, 2007

"Bad Drawings"

Sometimes I get anxious looking at a blank page in my journal. But then I think of the quote (don't know who said it) that went something like "Give yourself permission to make bad drawings". After all, it's just a cheap journal. There are days when the ideas flow so well, and then there are those days when I go to my supplies, close my eyes and pick three things to work with. It does make me use things that are sitting on my supply shelf. Journaling can be like cooking. I have a whole box of recipes, recipes on the itnernet, cookbooks, a pantry full of food and I cook the same things over and over. I have so many inspirational books for art. That is my primary source for ideas. Teesha Moore said to look at magazines upside down, so that your brain cannot see the symbols. That makes for better images and paper backgrounds to use in my journaling. On this page I used a photo I took and altered in Photoshop. I punched some flowers out of that photo. I then used the "negative" of the punches, a bit of watercolor crayon and covered over some drawings I did not like.


Jennifer said...

That is so true ... fear of making a bad page sometimes keeps me from even starting. I have to remind myself that it's okay to have some bad pages ... that's how we learn what works and what doesn't (for us, at least). I love your page and how you used the punchouts ... very clever!

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purplepaint said...

I love your journal spreads! You didn't mess up at all! Love your work, awesome! The Lynn Perella inspired piece is lots of fun. :) Thanks for visiting my blog. Marva