Saturday, 22 October 2016

Art at the Speed of Life!

Hi everyone,

For week 42 of Life Book 2016, the talented Pam Carricker inspired us to create some speedy, stress-free art by building up layers of collage and paint in a very free-form way to create a meaningful journal page. I worked on mine in stages as and when I had a few minutes to spare - stencilling, scribbling, spreading and spritzing, dabbing and doodling away to my heart's content and not worrying too much about the end result.

Here's how it turned out ...


The scribbling you can see all over the background is mostly words of encouragement to myself - reminding me to let go, embrace the process and enjoy the journey, rather than focusing too much on how I want something to turn out. If it goes "wrong", it's not the end of the world, it's another adventure, an opportunity to explore something new and use my imagination and creativity to turn it around. One of the most important lessons I've learned through doing Life Book is that I should never give up on a project just because it isn't turning out how I'd imagined it.

The end of the year is looming now - I'm almost at the end of my Life Book journey, just a few more paintings to make. What an adventure it's been! :o)

Thanks for visiting me today, see you again soon.

Annie xxx

4 comments:

Helen Wallace said...

Ah Annie, I've enjoyed watching all your playing and learning this year; this is another exciting piece demonstrating the benefits of not being too invested in any particular outcome. Love where this journey has taken you. TFS

Lizzy Hill said...

I can't believe how well you've done with this course this year....you've really stuck at it & you've shared some amazing creations. Including this! Love the idea of the bg words & the colours on this one are some of my faves:):) Well done you...now, how are Tim's tags going???!!!! Winks!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Loving the scribbly background and your sentiments - that's exactly what I need to remind myself all the time!

Valerie Thorpe said...

I love the idea of scribbling words on the background to create a fabulous look. These works of art of yours have been mind blowing. How have you stored all these bits and pieces... have you made an album for them. Just fabulous Annie.