...as in, "I made one today!"
Most of this week was spent juggling half days at school, along with the coinciding
parent teacher conferences, as well as preparing for one (successful) nine-year-old
birthday celebration. Today, however, I pulled out my paints and worked up a bunch
of backgrounds for upcoming art journaling projects. This idea was inspired by a
Pam Carriker article in the July/August 2008 issue of cloth, paper, scissors magazine.
It's been a long time since I painted or did any visual journaling at all.
I think this is in part due to transitions I've been making in my life --
it feels a bit like a kind of hibernation. But I think it's also related to
learning how to work again now that I actually have a space to work in.
All of my former artistic ventures were based on creating portable
systems to work with. I find that I don't have effective systems for
painting in the current setting, where everything is in reach. Strange, but true!