When I started the Art Every Day Challenge I knew my approach would be different than earlier years when I had a plan. I knew where I was going, I had a map, and while there was some diversion of feathering along the sides of my intent, it was primarily…. planned and intentional.
This year it is all about flow.
This morning I thought I would be playing with DANCE as I cut this bit from an old dictionary page and put it atop my morning pages. I was inspired but then… just not flowing quite yet. Maybe later as I grabbed one of my junk mail gesso pages.
Blobbed some acrylic to moosh around and before I knew it I was swiping a line, and immediately I was riveted back into yesterday’s walk down the road outside pine mountain club.
As soon as I realized that, I without thinking painted in a rough draft stick figure of a person - a me - walking a stick figure dog. Even with the three colors I chose, it felt very monochromatic and I liked it, surprisingly.
That road is calling me. Place. Places. They speak to me. For whatever reason, I need to head out there hopefully sometime soon. I never know what is next in my days because of caring for Jaxon although he wouldn’t be averse to a little roadtripping now would he? Now there’s an interesting concept I hadn’t even considered.
We’ll have to see where the flow pulls us.
For now, more flowy-country road abstractions and invitations from the unknown.
To be continued….
This post is inspired by (and a reflection of my participation in) Art Every Day Month, a creative adventure hosted annually by the incredible Leah Piken Kolidas. Join us and be inspired!
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