Last night I started these art journal pages. I smeared 8 different colors on the page with an old credit card and my fingers. I rarely use a brush these days, but I love using my fingers instead. I usually do 2 or 3 colors on a page, but yesterday’s prompt was disruption. So I disrupted my art routine by using 8 colors.
After I painting the bright colors, I doodled and scribbled with black ink to make marks across both pages. It was mostly just feeling the emotions of the day as it was a long hard day. I just marked and marked getting the day out and with each mark – I released the emotions. I let it sit there for a bit. Letting everything release. I then finger painted the white paint all over – only leaving some circles of bright color and doodles exposed.
Today I was thinking about the pages as I went about my day – cleaning house and running errands. I was wondering what I should do it it next. I thought all these different ideas….wondering which of them I should do….journaling of the yesterday’s events all over the white? Writing a big quote across it? Adding some color back to the white? Zentangle on the white? Covering it all up with one solid bright color? But while thinking of all these ideas and several others – I kept having another art journal page I did last year come to my mind. This one…
So I trusted my intuition and worked the journal pages with doodled circles around the exposed colorful areas just as I did with the above piece. It felt really good after I was done with it this evening.