The Blank Page and How to Face It!
January 17: Art Challenge: The Color Wheel
Journal Prompt: "I found I could say things with color and shapes
that I couldn't say any other way . . . “ Georgia O’Keeffe
I made my own crazy color wheel . . .
and sprinkled it with salt when I found the paint quite wet.
It made for some interesting patterns.
I started by writing about this week's challenge with oil pastels.
I knew they would resist any paint I added later.
I am borrowing materials from the abstract art class I am taking . . .
getting to know the materials better.
Below: after the salt was removed and the paint was spread to the other side of the page.
I wanted to be quite literal with the quote/prompt! I added shapes.
I struggled more this week as I was busier and not as excited about the prompt.
But once I made myself jump in and start, I got some creative ideas that pleased me.
The fact that I was doing the prompt at all and sticking with my commitment
made me feel a whole lot better.
Can't wait to see what is in store for week 4!
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