Ok, so last time I posted I was on an art making roll and had no intention of slowing down... but then what happened? Yup...life got in the way... as it usually does. This time the result was a badly hurt foot, last Sunday... my right heel. Argh! Not sure exactly what's wrong yet, but it might be a partially torn achilles... or something.
And what this means is NO walking on it... no pole vaulting....no swashbuckling... and definitely no chorus line high kicking. What this also means is no getting into my studio for who knows how long?! At least a few more weeks. After a week of frustration I finally realized that I could work in my art journal while I'm stuck on the couch.
Ahh... that's better.
I already have a bag full of art journal supplies that I keep at the ready, in case I get the chance to run off to a coffee shop and work on some art on the go (hasn't happened in quite a while, but darn it, I'm gonna be ready if the opportunity presents itself!).
In this bag I have:
my art journals,
a few brushes,
a small bottle of titan buff fluid acrylic by Golden,
a few random papers (vintage dictionary and scrapbook),
and my water-soluable crayons.
I like working only out of this bag... limited supplies are always a nice challenge.
First I glued the dictionary pages down, then added some scrapbook papers over the top... oh and this cool bird label I got from a booklet thing (?) full of tons of amazing collagy bits, which I bought from Anahata/Papaya years ago (sold out and discontinued as far as I know). After gluing all that stuff down the pages got a nice sloppy, uneven coat of Titan Buff paint to tone it all down and blend it in. Then I drew out the design with a water-soluable pencil and painted it in with the water-soluable crayons.
I wrote "And... breathe" as a reminder to myself to....uh..... breathe...and just relax and go with the flow. A reminder I very much need lately while I'm stuck on the couch.
The other page is all ready to go whenever I get the desire to write.
I mentioned in the last post that as soon as I finished a certain painting I would have a give away and one of you lucky peeps would win it. Well, I was completely serious, it will still happen, but is temporarily on hold. I need to finish the painting first and it's SO darn close, but until I can work in my studio it has to wait. Sorry....so maybe if you pray for quicker healing, you can win the painting sooner ;-)
But until then I'll try to continue working in my art journal ...
and just try to remember to breathe.