Art Journaling:: It’s a place to play.

Where I can mess around and not have to worry about product. It’s a place to try new things and follow urges. I do that in larger paintings too…but there is nothing like playing around in the art journal. It’s like a permission slip to expand beyond and reach into the unknown of where my art can go. It is often the birth place of new ideas and new directions.

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For about six months Cairns were showing up in my work. They would show up in paintings and I would notice them everywhere I turned. When I notice that…I usually take it to the art journal. Because playing in the journal¬†is also a conversation. I can talk to these things that show up and learn from them.

That’s what I love about the art journal. It’s a place to play around, learn, and converse.