The Blank Page.
Like many creatives I would often stare at my blank page
and wish I could lay down something fresh and original.
However my imagination or 'muse' was often stifled by the
necessary everyday tasks at hand.
At the end of the day I'd relax in my favourite spot and stare at the white page
and wonder what will I draw now that my brain is tired
and my imagination has said goodnight?
I would just doodle, there is nothing wrong with that, I love doodling!
And I have made some doodled pages I enjoy looking at.
One evening It struck me, I was expecting myself to create perfect
works of art in my sketchbook! Silly Me, it's a sketchbook for heavens sake!
And it's my hobby book, a place where I draw,
play around with mixed media, practise and jot down my thought and ideas.
'Back to Basics'
Every day now, whenever I have a spare moment, I open my book
and splotch in some ink or watercolour paint & blow it around a little,
gelli in a background, spray over a transfer, stick in a torn shape or two
and draw funny little sketches all on different pages,
all without thinking about what it is I am doing.
Then when I retire to the favourite spot at the end of the day
I open any page and my imagination takes over, my eyes see all sorts of
exciting images instead of a blank white page.
And I create without caring about perfection and the best thing
is I like what I see.
|29 faces: 10, 11, 12.|
|Gelly Printed & Inky Backgrounds waiting to inspire me.|
|Examples of Found Images in Backgrounds.|
|Gelli Print Using a Rhubarb Leaf|
|Gelli Print Using a Peg Basket|
|Ink Sprayed Through A Stencil|
|29 faces # 13 Ink, Stencil & Found Face|
|Above & Below, Ink Spray through Peg Basket.|
If you dropped in today I hope you enjoyed this post.
Have a Happy Friday and a Marvellous Weekend..........