Sometimes I think I should just give myself only 1 minute to browse through my journal inspiration board, and then make myself get off the computer and go DO something with the ideas I just got (I often think this, but rarely do it :P) So many times I have a great idea, but I get distracted looking at something else and forget what I had wanted to try. (My hubby says I have A.D.D like a squirrel on coffee…lol) Like “I love how that looks like bubbles..wouldn’t it be cool to have bubbles coming off of some letters?” and then “ooo colored ink splotches and drips, I want to try that!” and then something else, and something else, until I’m like “what was I going to do….?” Inspiration overload.
So today I tried to follow my plan, quick browse through blogs and only a couple minutes on pinterest. I also re-watched one of the class videos from the Strathmore online workshops (free to enroll,
you can check it out here*Edit The Strathmore classes change each year and the one with Tracie is no longer available.) with Traci Bautista, then got started! Paint and stencils were every where, spray bottles and paint brushes flying!. Then while some of the pages where drying I checked my email, and saw St. John Studios had a new post about using ephemera. *smack myself in the forehead* Knew I forgot something. Skipped the paper bits and went straight to painting. Oh well. I may need to make myself a check list before I start next time.
Using my hand carved stamps too, so much fun!!
Haven’t gotten to work on page 2 much yet, other than some ink and paint. Hopefully I will get a chance to work on it tomorrow, although its shaping up to be a busy day.
The extra paint and ink I had left over from the papers went into my art journal, covering up a page I hated. It’s an improvement! Still needs a lot of work tho. Maybe a color wash, or just some gesso? Hmm…
Also made homemade pizza for dinner, so good!
I hope everyone had a great creative day! Thanks for stopping in!