Art For the In Between Times
In Cyndy Goldman’s blog post from yesterday, she writes about Staying Engaged Outside the Studio. This post resonated with me so much that I was inspired to start right now on a new sketch book. I think you will be inspired too by what she has to say about the interruptions called “life” and about having to spend even more time getting the momentum going again. How I can relate!
many of us have the luxury of locking ourselves away in the studio at will for stretches of uninterrupted creating time on a regular basis, but we can all stay engaged in between times by doodling and sketching anywhere and everywhere. And her doodles/studies are much more than that. They are celebrations of shape, pattern and color. You have to see them to believe them!
I have never ever done an art journal in the style of the popular ones seen on the web. I have sketchbooks all over the place with a few pages of sketches and then the rest of the book is blank. No dates, no rhyme or reason. Of course they don’t really have to follow any rules, but I really should at least try to fill up one sketchbook or journal.
How about you? Do you have an art journal? Do you create studies in preparation for future work? Or do you just start painting or collaging or sculpting and hope something happens?
Meanwhile, back in the studio: Here are three collages, just a small nature series. Each one is approximately 5 x 7 inches. I hope you like them.