This week's take on 15 Minutes of Mixed Media - A Lesson in Art & Time Management.
Today was one of those days where I needed sunshine. The rain is pouring down in buckets and I didn't want to gray to stop me from creating. Funny how we subconscioulsy choose colors according to our mood. I needed light and bright...and so it goes.
It is always harder to start with no background. I try to intermingle a blank page in here and there to show that while it is sometimes scary to start from scratch, it doesn't have to be so overwhelming that we walk away without creating something at all. The timer is set for you to create. It doesn't mean your page has to be complete when the bell rings. It is meant to be a springboard to get you started, an exercise in art and time management. I often go back to pages that seem less than finished and add to them. Many I just leave as are because they are reminders that I sat down for 15 minutes and gave myself permission to disengage and just make something. Ugly, pretty, finished or not, it is art time. I can't ask for more than that.
Supplies Used This Week: a glue stick, scissors, water brushes, heat embosser similar to this one, pencil, paintbrush, Palette Knife, old gift card or scraper, pilot multi ball, white gloss paint, black ink pad, book paper, acrylic paints in beach glass, wild salmon, & granny smith, acrylic block, collage papers, my new downloadable scribbled journaled paper, hand cut stencil, ephemera scraps, the awesome solid paint pens in black, red, & fluorescents in pink & yellow, neon pink paint, stabilo marks all, and my new stamp set NATURAL ELEMENTS!
So just set the timer and go for it! ENJOY!