Saturday, November 26, 2011

Visual Journaling (Art Every Day Month, week 4)

Art Every Day Month is drawing to a close and I find myself thinking – as I did last year at this time – that I should extend this habit as a kind of visual journal. I have no illusions that I am a Great Artiste. I only know that painting delights and calms me.

Art wouldn't, for me, work as a diay. A year from now I probably won't know that on day 20 I had a migraine.  Art becomes a sort of slow-cooked meditation for me. I lose myself when I'm painting and, when I review a week's worth of paintings, I can accept them without judging. That's a good process for someone like me who often mistakenly pushes against what is.

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nicole said...

Don't we all do that? Push against what is, That just may be the story of my life.

Kate Wolfe-Jenson said...

I think so, but you'd be amazed at how often I think I'm uniquely flawed.