I’m continuing my artist diary with great pleasure. I can work as fast in this diary as I used to work on my postcards, I just use bigger brushes and more paint, and that’s it. Not that working fast is an end in itself, but it gives me the possibility to focus on writing my book, while not to loose my painting practice.
I recognize that painting is really a practice for being in the Now, but better said: it’s being aware of the actual experience of the Now, moment by moment. Instead of living over it.
It also helps me in writing my book. To write while being centered in my body and intuition.
Have a beautiful day!
Today, I worked again in my artist diary. It’s so much fun. It’s quite big (I think about A3, maybe a little bit smaller). The fact that it’s ‘one thing’ and not just some loose pieces of papers makes it feel more coherent. I like going through the pages (three uptil now), and seeing what has happened.
The second day in my artist diary. Yes! I loved it. At first I thought it wouldn’t work out at all, since the pages already were glued to the spiral on the back. But I managed to scrape away the paint, and hopefully the spiral will stay clean from now on.
I loved working quickly, without thinking, with large brushes and crayon. Just having fun!
Today I got into the flow again. By accident I ran into an old sketchbook of my daughter, that she gave me. Still half empty. It’s A3 – format, so I could make some paintings on a medium sized format, on drawing paper. I loved it, I mixed paint and crayon, in my usual colors. I am going to use this artist diary more, I believe. It’s a nice way to just try out things, while keeping things in order and keeping track of development. Stay tuned!
(The dots stem from a piece of bubble plastic, that happened to lay on my working table. Never used something like this before, I always found it a bit ‘artificial’. But now I like it!)