Thursday, February 8, 2007
Cabinet of curiousities Day 5 Inspiration
So this is Thursday, I left early yesterday and didnt have time to post this so I am doing it today!
When I first heard the word inspiration, I was a little stumped - nothing just popped into my head, but I am learning to let things "simmer". I think of things and sleep on it and look through my clippings and then I think of things. I have to tell you this process is really changing the way I thought of how I did art. I used to wait for something to jump out at me and MAKE me do it - like a painting for a present for someone or a deadline and I thought I had to "be in the mood" and hence never got anything done!
This challenge is like a deadline, but I realize I could put a deadline on myself instead of waiting for one. I could say to myself that I WILL create everyday and get things done I've wanted to do and not rely on outside forces to get me to do something! Thats awesome and a breakthrough for me. I feel great when I get something done, so its not like I dont get a payoff. I guess I have to look deeper and find out why I put off doing it and finding excuses when I enjoy the process! Make sense?
Anyway, about the page. I thought of the many things that make me WANT to create and made a list. I looked for pics and then I thought of when I see so many things it feels like my head is exploding! So I put the top of the head at the bottom of the page and made it look like all these things were coming out of her head.
Then I put ribbons to separate them and frayed the edges of the ribbon to look like it was exploding.
These are close ups of each category.
I like this last close up and quote.
Here's to not being scared!!
Posted by Cheryl Connell at 3:53 p.m.