|Journal page from Feb 16, 2011|
...is worth two in the tree. I was up early this morning, migraine-free (hooray!!) and ready to paint, having sketched this little guy last night. My journal work seems to taking a turn towards more illustration and less jibber jabber. I think there's a few reasons for this transformation:
- Late last year, I had vowed to tap into my imagination more and reduce the significance of collage in my work. I'll never completely give up collage (I am a mixed media gal after all) but I want my original paintings and drawings to take center stage.
- I've been a little hesitant to give my doodles solid form, afraid they'll be judged "too cutesy." In the past few months, I've been able to move past that restrictive thinking. My journals are for me and me alone. If someone finds my work not to their liking, they can click away from my blog.
- I have an important show coming up in October and I'm in the pondering and planning stage. I'm pretty sure it will have something to do with animals and birds so I'm using my journals as a practice field.
- Sometimes my life sparks prolific internal dialogue that begs to be written down; other times, I just want to record my daily experiences and thoughts through imagery and the process of creating that imagery.