Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: It's OK To Not Have A Plan
This painted paper began as the scratch paper that sits underneath whatever else I am stamping or painting on my craft room table. If there is extra paint to mop up or I want to stamp off or empty a paintbrush of excess paint, this is a page to do that on. Yesterday I decided to take the sprayed, stamped, painted piece and begin to cover it with color and marks intentionally. This is the result. I have been enjoying painting paper in this way - just adding color as I like - adding marks if the urge strikes - placing colors next to one another in total ignorance of the color wheel. What is even more wonderful is that as I am painting I have no idea as to what I am going to do with this paper! There is something about the fact that I don't have a plan and that it is scrap paper that let's me be free. It allows me to explore without worrying about the consequences - after all, I don't have a plan anyway! It even allowed me to take out some of my higher quality paints - after all, I'm not using a lot and the color is so pretty. Now I am beginning to wonder where this page will end up. Will I frame it? Will I cut it into strips and make it into tape? Will I cut it into all different shapes and collage it onto another page? Or maybe I will just adhere it whole into an art journal. Who knows! And that's the beauty of it. It is OK to not have a plan! You may even find that not having a plan quiets your inner critic and sets you free to simply play! Enjoy!!!!!