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Art is Manic


I thought I would share another page from my “Art” art journal. For me art really is manic…by several definitions.

It can be frenetic, obsessive, crazy, overwhelming in good and bad ways. I never really figured out if  art brought on the mania or if the mania brought on the art. They just kinda went hand in hand.

imageThere’s kind of a lesson end learned with this painting.  I was going to use heavy gel medium and black paint  to cover the painting and give it texture. Then scratch the word TRY through the black layer to be able to see the multicolored painting underneath.  Well instead if using black paint I used black gesso. Let’s just say it was not successful. You can’t scratch through gesso very well.  So I had to change direction and cut the letters out of a different painting. I then amended the title to TRY……again.


What Brings You Joy?


I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful young woman last night. Her name is Josie Thompson.  I would call her a blogger/crusader extraordinaire. She has travelled around the country, interviewing 444 people asking them what helps them get out of bed in the morning. It’s pretty inspirational when you figure in the fact that she has bipolar disorder. She calls her it The 444 project.  In March she is taking the project to Europe but the new question will be “What Brings You Joy?” I was very inspired by her so I painted this and gave it to her. Check out her website  JosieThompson.com



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