Sometimes, totally unexpected things get done. A few days ago I wandered into my studio, looking for a large piece of cardboard. I found one; two, actually. And, that was the moment my day took a “turn”. Nestled inside the cardboard were 10 sheets of Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper that I had ordered way back in the early days of settling in here. At the time, no art was getting done, but I was “feeding the beast” by looking at a lot of things online…especially the handmade, and very inspiring journals of the wonderfully creative Teesha Moore.
I pulled the papers out. (Totally ignored that cardboard!) It was a snowy miserable day outside…one of those that is beyond depressing. I hemmed, I “hmmmmed”… and then, I decided to play. I went back and reviewed her You Tube videos once again, set up my paints on the kitchen counter (did I mention that John was “out of town”?), and got to “work”! Can’t say I would recommend cutting, binding, and painting ten journals in one day…but that is exactly what I did.
I haven’t done anything except admire them…because… I got distracted once again! (update to follow…I am almost hoping this miserably cold weather just keeps on coming…)