This is what I see from where I sit tonight.
What a beautiful mess, right!
For tonight's AEDM challenge, I am working on a journal page. I am in a circle journal with some great women that I met at Artfest this year. We are passing journals all over the USA and each month we do a page/spread/layout in another person's journal. This particular journal is individual pieces of gessoed (is there such a word?) instructions for vinyl flooring. It will be bound together when its owner gets it back.
This has been an extremely rewarding experience. Each month there is a different theme to think about and create a piece of art from that theme. They have ranged from favorite song lyric, to the color red. This journal theme is favorite quote. For months when creative time was at a minimum, this circle journal swap was all that got me going. It was something that HAD to be done so I would take the time for myself to create.
I think that is why I joined the AEDM challenge. I have committed to doing this challenge and that is why today I made the time to sit at my art table and be creative when I could have just vegged out in front of the T.V.
I am realising that my creative dreams need to be nurtured and explored so that they can become reality. This is why my favorite quote right now is this:
"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked.
"You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." he said.
Here's to becoming a butterfly!