This week I limited myself to a few supplies like I often do. The page wasn't flowing and I felt like I was moving slower than usual. I guess some days the creative juices take a bit longer to get flowing and with the timer ticking it proves to be a bit harder...especially because I work best when I can come and go from a project.
I like to keep in mind that these are creative exercises. These are not meant to be complete or finished art journal pages. These pages are meant to be lessons in making time for art, practicing new techniques, experimenting with color, new products, ideas...these pages are springboards to the creativity that comes from just starting. That is why I rarely come back to these pages. If I finished them I couldn't look back at them and be reminded of the exercise in learning. Yes, learning. Always and forever learning.
So just start. And set the timer. And then put your brush down and walk away when it sounds. And most importantly, start again the next day. You will be amazed at how much you learn about yourself and your own style. Happy Creating!