Hi there Polkadot!
How have you been? I have been feeling overwhelmed lately. Not so much by situations, but by stuff. You know how sometimes you get overcrowded by your own stuff? I do. I have been reading about Marie Kondo and clearing out your stuff sporadically. She keeps popping in my eyesight. So one day I will get the book – in the library because I have been on a no buy on regular books for a long time now- and I will get to it.
So what does that have to do with art-ing? Well, you can get crowded or over-stuffed by your supplies too. And that can block up your imagination and creativity. I’m used to stuff, even clutter, or better yet creative clutter: ideas lying around and such. But there are days when I feel the urge to clean up my room, see some free table space. There is a lot of stuff in my room, seeing I have several passions like crochet, scrapbooking and art journaling. And I feel the ideas don’t always have room to flourish in that crowded room.
Last weekend I heard the buzz of Finnabairs installment in Wanderlust. So I really wanted to dive in and do a mixed media artwork, to finally use some supplies I have been hoarding for ages. Since I did a Finnabair workshop in the Netherlands a year or three ago I had several of her embellishments and metallic paints. They were collecting dust… So high time to get at it!
The supplies I used combined: glimmer sprays, metallic paint, pearls, gems, some ancient scrapbook embellishments, buttons, a resin butterfly, a stencil, glas bead gel….
This is what I ended up with:
I’m happy I did this lesson. Finally a lesson in Wanderlust I did complete 🙂 And I used up some supplies that had been living in my drawers for way to long! I still have some left, so maybe I will do three canvasses to hang on my wall together as a grouping… Don’t know yet.
I hope you find some of your old supplies and get use out of them TODAY! There is no time like the present 😉
Talk to you soon.