Hey, I have a novel idea (she says a little sarcastically)! How about let's not rush this week. Let's just add layers of interest and beauty to each life we touch. Let's walk by a soul and say, "hmm, I could add this...", "maybe, she/he needs that" and possibly the collage of goodness we've layered one on top of the other will produce something beautiful to send out into the world, and art will be more than just a hobby or profession, it will be a sacred practice.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
This is a mixed-media piece that I added to my journal. Small slivers of cards, stickers, words and favorite stamps entertained me as I layered one after another between regular chores - just taking my time. So many people think art takes a lot of time and what they don't realize, what I'm learning to realize, is that art can be part of your everyday walk-around existence. I sketched a flower scene at a doctor's office while I waited for my father-in-law. Later, I dropped India ink onto the pages between loads of laundry and let them dry. I cut out cards that were laying on my bar waiting to be thrown away. I added the sequin taken off a wedding invitation. I painted with watercolor pencils between paying the bills and making lotions and creams. Stamping this, sponging that. Just walking by and thinking, "hmm, I could add this...", "maybe it needs that".