Monday, March 10, 2014

Painted Scratch Paper

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!!!!!

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

It sure is beautiful. Made me smile!