Internet addiction must be a real thing. I spend so much more time looking into other people's lives/studios/whatever than I do my own. This past Saturday must have been the laziest on record! But I'm having a dry spell (which happens most often when you don't leave the house btw) and couldn't fill my saturday with artmaking.
I did, however, peruse my Sketchbundle, which is an envelope filled with torn-out drawings. Some of the sketches are charcoal and pastel, which were rubbing off onto everything they touched. I had an abundance of page protectors, and on a whim I binded them into the above Sketchbundle Book using a scrap of foam core for the cover. Will have to do a flip-through video!
If I'm all out of ideas, I tend to sit and look through old journals for some kind of spark. I like my Pattern journal, but I never finished it because I got real sick of painting with acrylic on thin, magazine papers. But what was one more page, many months later? How do you create when you're not creative? I put down acrylic paint around this existing bird, maybe a few drops of ink, and rummaged through my scraps/embellishments box for anything fun. It's meaningless, and haphazardly stapled together.... but it's now a pretty page and I've made use of a few old bits and pieces.
It's finally Spring so there are little seedlings sprouting up here and there. I keep them near my desk so I can remember to spray them every day. Bachelor Buttons! I'm pretty awful at gardening, especially from seed! I'm a creature of routine, so it would only make sense that I SET a routine for taking care of my living things, why don't I set one for everyday art making? Every evening after dinner?
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?