How do you start to look in a direction that you haven't been looking? You'll need a half hour, magazine, glue and a willingness to be surprised. Note that the second half of the video includes the "secret decoder key" to our perspective game - so get ready to hit pause! (It's WAY more fun if you don't know where this is going while you're creating your collage!)
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How do you spend your art time? Why do you make art? The biggest shortcut I take is that 7 times out of 10, when I'm creating a painting, I start by following the lines of a person in a photo. I coooooould be spending my art time teaching myself to draw by hand. But that part is a bit yawn for me. My favorite parts are playing with the paint as it layers on the canvas and finding the story that my developing character wants to share. So I jump right to those parts!
There are some seriously crazy ways to transfer images out there. Light machines, unwieldy tracing paper, a ridiculous technique where you lay down matte medium and then rub it away with water. Gracious, I don't want to spend my time doing any of that either! The easy peasy way is to use charcoal (esp on a canvas) or even colored pencil if you're in your journal:
Following the shape, choosing what to accent and what to adjust, feeling the grace of a curve, noticing the lift of a line - fun!
That video is from my longer...
Hey again! As I've mentioned, Rebel Rules opens tomorrow and I'm giddy about it. I wanted to share the opening prompt because it is deliciously informative, surprising and fun to do. I hope when you give it a go, you'll email me with what you learned!
Day One. Let's get this party started! So! During our three week cycle together we will be defining and refining our own set of rules for wellness. Previously I invited you to start to notice which habits are calling: those you are ready to start and those you are ready to stop. And now I want to you shake all that off and just LISTEN. We're going to invite a character onto the page who is a facet of our internal genius. We're calling this aspect the "Rule Maker" and I'd love you to get ready to be surprised by what they have to tell you. For today's start you'll need your journal, collage supplies and a sense of curiosity!
Summary: Intentionally call upon the "Rule Maker" to reveal themselves as you flip through a...
Creating an external representation of the Wild Woman, especially one that can point you to some new information, is always useful. If you are free with your doodling or painting, that would work. But I find that collages surprise me the most... What message might you find in 13 “random” images?
This is my favorite sneaky way of making magic. Art along with me or just watch and consider. Part One is above and parts two and three below.
Creating an Ordinary Talisman
And Part Three: Activating a New Story
This mini was delivered as part of Imagine in 2017. My specific & favorite supplies are listed in the menu. We'd love to see a peek at your journal page. There's an option to upload photos in the comments section below.