There’s something so deliciously enlivening about the start of a new thing
…a new year
…a new book
…a new project
In past years I’ve played with different art journaling projects, from page a day to a page a month. This time around it’s a page a week.
So, 2015, here we go!
Week 1 has been a painty brain-dump.
The only thing I had in mind to start was colour: I’m in a big ole red/magenta/turquoise vibe this week. Look at them ZING!
I primed the pages with gesso and began with some dollopy finger-painting. This process was fun but produced a textured surface so crunchy it really precluded writing with anything finer than a big soft marker. So the words are big n few.
I found some phrases through the week which stuck in my head:
Focus (my word for the year)
Let down your guard and Trust (I’ve read this in more than one place. So it’s a sign, right?)
Stand in your Light (I’ve heard myself say I’ve been standing in my own way a few times, this is a better place for me to be!)
Speak your Truth (it doesn’t have a meaning I can grasp at the moment, but I sense I might come back to this one later and see what I can’t see right now – ‘the woods for the trees’ maybe. What the hey, good solid advice.)
I wrote out the Holstee Manifesto. It’s mostly buried under layers of paint now. But I know it’s in there….the line “Some opportunities only come once, seize them” is just showing enough still to remind me: I want to compose a 2015 manifesto for myself.
Then there’s the three eye-fish. I’ll talk about them another day 😉
Meanwhile it’s day 7 of week1… I wanna get home and get my last bit of painting done for this page. I’ll post the finished version tomorrow.
Til then, g’night folks – sleep like kittens and dream of joyful things X