Cause a Disruption

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Today was a disruptive day. Events  of the day caused emotions  to be from a to z on the map of feelings.  So to help release today and to fulfill the prompt for Bloom True Boot Camp – I smeared blotches of color all over the background. My usual style is 2 or 3  colors, but tonight I filled the pages with 8 different colors to show the disruptive – chaotic day.

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Next stage was to scribble on all across the pages. I will then cover it in white paint only leaving some circles of colors and scribbles exposed. I will let it dry over night and then trust my intuition to know where it should go next tomorrow.

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Your Life in Lines

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I am not sure this fit the intention of the prompt for Bloom True Boot Camp, but it fit me for the day.  I just went with what felt right in the moment…trusting my intuition. I did this line outline of a woman that is Dina Wakley inspired. I then added my elements of line scribbles, circles and writing on to the page.  I had insomnia last night so I felt sluggish all day so saying “hello” was the bravest thing I did today.  Because it was a hard sluggish day  having the quote over the crease seemed right to me even though artistically it is a bad move. Again I am about trusting the moment and what feels right with my art so I went with it.

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Mandala Magic

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Today’s prompt from Flora Bowley’s Bloom True Boot Camp is Mandala Magic. I really wanted to do a mandala of flower petals, rocks and leaves as it would have been a first for me.  So I am putting that on a list of magical things to do sometime soon. We had rain showers today so although I like the rain, to find all the pieces I wanted, it  would have required me to be out longer then I know I should be in the cold. So a mandala of nature wasn’t quite on the agenda. I did a mandala Darby style: Paper, glue, paint, and pens – circles, long strips, and triangles.  Still deciding if I want something in the center on top of those intersecting lines.  Letting it sit tonight before I decide.

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Creative Manifesto

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This prompt would have made me so nervous a couple years ago. I would have skipped this prompt a couple years ago.  Maybe it wasn’t the right time then. Maybe it just would have been a different manifesto then it is today. But I know it is positive that today’s creative manifesto just came out. I think I could add to it, but this is just what I jotted on the paper without deep thought, just speaking from the heart and soul.

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My Creative Manifesto: My Soul’s desire is to create.  Creating art opens me to the Universe. Art allows me to be mindful and present to the gifts of life around me. Art allows me to express myself in sadness and joy. Art makes me feel open, alive, joyful, and full of light and love.  Art heals. By letting art out, I let peace and love in. Moved to a place free of judgment and accepting of all that comes out when I create. My spirit feels free and awake. My spirit grows and expands. I am home.

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Love One Another

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Michael’s job has him traveling often.  I am lucky  that I  get to tag along.   I am trying to keep in the habit of creating as when I don’t create, I feel like pieces of me are missing.  I have a small travel art kit to create works in an art journal away from home and my studio.  My normal travel kit has a journal, oil pastels, 2 glue stick, scissors, a little pack of ephemera, some washi tape, white paint in a squeeze bottle,  3 little homemade spray paints, an old credit card, and a handful of sharpies and pens.  When we are going to be on the road longer then 3 days, I will sometimes add to that travel kit.

The one I took to Minnesota had a few more things added as I was gone for a month.  It had some bubble wrap for making prints with it, sand paper to rough edges, a couple rubber stamps to use with my white paint, a few different sized circle stencils and a little bit more ephemera then usual.

We will be traveling to California at the end of this month so I am already thinking about what supplies I will want to take out or add.  I am thinking of adding some watercolors as I have used those before in my travel kit and enjoyed having them.

Love One Another piece was done with my traveling kit in Minnesota.  The background of this piece is oil pastels that I scribble on to the paper. I then take a soft cloth or paper towel to smear them across the paper.  The words love one another were from a Chipolte  take out bag that we picked up on Saturday for lunch while in Minnesota.  I asked my Mom not to throw it as I wanted to cut it up and use it.  The hand  from an art history book on Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.  I then doodled with a black pen.

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