Like most people I know these days, life is too filled with stuff – stuff to do, stuff to never do and stuff that begs you to go to the closest mall and put in an order at the counter for exactly a time like this!
“It is NOVEMBER!” It IS November!
Today I stated Art Everyday Month and I thought, “Wait, what are the rules again?”
They are simple: Create. That's all: Create and focus on your creativity.
It is almost midnight on Day 1 of Art Every Day Month.
I was trying to write up my day, what I did and most importantly for our context, what I wanted to create and how it worked out.
(Please note if you are trying anything with art and it “doesn’t work” continue creating anyway...)
Even right now I wonder, “Is this writing coherent?”
My eyes want to shut but I want to share with you what I created today.
I had the background done before I started. It felt so good to have the beginnings of an art journal page ready for my creativity.
I put gesso on the page, waited and wrote. I borrowed words from and earlier Bible Study. Beautiful words like “Passionate Patience” and Spiritual Understanding. I only had a small slice of time to work on this, so I put it aside and went about my day.
I didn't return until after 11:00 pm.
My words stayed only in their spot of the painting.
The rest, I would figure out as I went along. I
would continue to investigate the calling to
create while fully immersed in the
question "what does this art tell me?"
and "what does this mean?"
I came home from a full day at the theater and added petals from a flower I had received during the opening night of "How I Learned to Drive" and fabric from my halloween costume, bunched into small fabric rose shapes (this was a happy accident and I love how it turned out.)
I also learned some lessons in "making art fit" into a way overloaded already day.
1. I wish I had taken more time and collected more Flotsam…
2. Take time to integrate the words of Danny Kaye: "Life is a big canvas, throw all the paint on it you want."
Day one is officially over now. I have been falling asleep at the keyboard, wanting to "report in" knowing the rest of the week will be a walk-in by comparison.
Enjoy your Day 2 -