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.