Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Being Creative in Different Ways
The latest page in my journal. The background was made with spray inks. This time I remembered that I couldn't paint over spray inks. So I added a paper for the face shape and used gelatos as the medium. I used my fingers to spread the color and highlighted that with colored pencil.
My friend Janet commented the other day that she was amazed that I was still doing art while writing my 1,667 words a day. I thought I'd share how and why that is happening this year. Well first I couldn't go without making art for a month if I tried. Its just not possible. Secondly I think both writing and art are creative endeavors and they both serve the same purpose. When I am stuck writing I find that doing some art takes the pressure off, it makes me relax so I can then go back to the writing with new eyes. I think it really helps to different kinds of creative things, it helps getting stuck in any one space. Even within the art world I do different things. Sometimes its a journal page and others a painting or a tag or postcards etc. Or I may be writing a blog post or a novel or content for my website. Its all creative and fuels me in different ways.
Tell me do you do more than one creative thing?