|mixed media art journal spread: acrylic, ink & scrap paper|
The art I created today met a deep need to let go of the end product and revel in the process. It was born from the contributions of others. I not only mixed my media, but also the ideas of the artists around me. I released any plans and expectations and allowed my instincts (and my neighbors) to guide me. Shared materials, suggested techniques, snippets of overheard conversation, challenging prompts to keep me creating feverishly without my usual mental blocks- they all made their way into my art.
|"always circling back to my truest self"|
(from a prompt to include paper circles)
I have so much more to process, so much more to reflect upon. But I feel compelled to let the art speak for itself today, to allow it to be what it is, just another beginning- ideas still forming, excitement building, wide open possibility.
|"I was born needing to create with a vulnerable heart"|
(two snippets of conversation woven together)
I feel as if Orly has gently taken hold of my chin, turned it toward my art journal and said, "Look. This has been here all along. Now it is time to put yourself into it."
And so I open wide my heart and the pages of my journal, and give way to the unfolding.
Thank you, Orly.