Do you keep an art journal or a sketchbook? Are you struggling to find your motivation for filling it regularly? Try this method, geared for a lazy art journaler and for those who have big creative blocks!
“How to” for a Lazy Art Journaler
1) Create one small area at a time like you were slowly building a map.
2) Write down your thoughts. They can be roads from one area to another.
3) Accept that you are stiff and conventional when you begin. The beginning is the home base, and it should make you feel safe and grounded.
4) When you leave the home base and move to the next small area, just focus on creating different than what you have so far.
5) Don’t overthink. One area can be only one spot of color that you feel drawn to. Then add a small dot or line of another color to embark your imagination.
6) You can travel far in one sitting, or stay near the home base. One journey to your imagination can last weeks if that’s what it takes to fill the page.
7) If you want the page to be coherent, repeat some of the elements once in a while.
8) Artists are explorers. Never underestimate the meaning of this practice. Be open to what you can discover. When you are far away from your home base, take risks! In the end, it’s just paper and pigment, and any filled journal beats an empty one!
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We’ll start the new year with the theme “Mixed Media Sketchbooks for Setting Your Goals”. You will discover fun ways to get a grab on what you want to create in 2018!
In February, we’ll dive into the world of Rococo and Marie Antoinette and you’ll get ideas for any style of art. In March, you will get jumpstarts for adding abstract elements to your art. Whether you like realistic or fully abstract art, starting with abstract elements can boost your creative process.