Hey guys, hope you're having a fab weekend so far =D firstly thank you to everyone who left supportive comments and ideas on my last post, there were some really good mojo-prompting suggestions going on & I'm really grateful to have such awesome bloggin' friends & readers =)
So I just thought I would do a post to show what I ended up doing, firstly I tried some different styles of painting - kinds that would help me feel 'free' in what I was doing to try and reawake the mojo. The first one above ended up quite abstract, and the one below was a texture experiment done by carving semi-dry paint with a palette knife:
They were quite freeing, however I realised the problem was I still didn't feel connected to what I was doing. As my lovely online pal Rita pointed out to me on the last post to external eyes I must still look quite creative in my slumps, and to some degree that's true - for instance the ideas never stop, even if I don't actually do much with my hands. The trouble was I was feeling completely disassociated from what I was creating...and so ended up just not wanting to do it. Without that connection, there is no fulfilment. So I had a think & approached it a little differently. I thought about all the things that give me fulfilment just to look at or think about - my favourite colours, my favourite textures, favourite places and I put them all together in one place:
This mini journal is the result. I used supplies I had been hoarding (we all do it, don't we?!) and everything I enjoy using and it is by far the best thing I've done to feel connected again.
I used favourite stickers, stamps & paints, London Underground map, things already made by my hand, hoarded vintage ephemera and basically anything that I already had a connection to.
I didn't worry about creating great art, I slapped it all together in a way that made me happy and it did...not only while creating it, but also it's like my own personally designed eye candy to look back on and flip through. YAY! So that's my best tip, to be added to the great ones given in the last post - if you ever need to feel re-connected to your art - start by using what you already have a connection to =)
That's all for now, much love Jennibellie xx