Sunday night, check. 8 pm, check. @Strombo on the radio, check. Yes, it’s time for another evening with my art journal.
For those who don’t know about art journals or haven’t played with one – they are a space to free your creativity, to play and work out your ideas, before committing them to canvas. Sometimes my journal serves as a template for a painting, but more often than not, it’s a place for me to express what’s going on in my brain and how I’m feeling about it.
Last weekend I’d spent some of my time in a coffee shop – writing and such and had unfortunately forgotten my head phones, which left me little chance of blocking out the conversation around me. And what a negative conversation it was…grey, dark and all about the things wrong in life. The woman doing most of the talking at one point commented that no one liked her – my guess is that the constant stream of negatively coming out of her had something to do it, so I was inspired to create the red umbrella page. I aspire (and don’t always get there) to see the good and beauty around me and not stand with the negative masses. I take down the umbrella that is blocking my view and while sometimes I may get a little wet, I see the rainbows and other delights that so many others miss.
Here is the page from start to finish – in total, this took about 3 hours to complete. I’m already full of inspiration and ideas for this week’s edition – stay tuned.