"How difficult it is to be simple." -Vincent Van Gogh
For the past few weeks I have been painting my heart out.
Every other day I head to my studio, pick a few colors of acrylic paint that speak to me and get to work.
Some times I Mod Podge down background papers and sheet music then paint over that. I always, always add stencils and stamps to make it extra messy.
I love messy.
And I love not having any plan.
I put on my music and just let it guide me.
Lately I've been listening to the new Footloose soundtrack. Love all the country twang in there!
Van Gogh is right you know. We put so much thought into our art sometimes. What we really should be doing is listening to our hearts and just put that on paper.
I'm finding the more I do this the more I WANT to do this.
Just paint and glue and put words and images together.
What's so great about this is I now have a dozen or so pages ready for me to journal in.
Last night I worked on a few pages in bed.
I make sure and leave a bag of pens on my nightstand and a bag of extras like this.
I also have a glue stick and a pair of scissors just in case.