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Today I'm sharing pages from the end of March and the beginning of April. I was thinking about why I hated so many of the pages in my previous art journal, but liked these ones? Was I having a style crisis? Is it the journal itself? And then I realized: it's the timing. My Father died in December. It makes sense that my pages from that time period felt dark and heavy and icky. After all, art is an expression of how you feel, isn't it? I can see the literal lightening of my mood in these pages from the end of March and beginning of April.
One of the exercises I always teach in my lettering classes is about taking a letter (like an "a") and imagining all the different ways it could look. Some days my imagination is better than other days!
I really love these loose and kind of abstract florals.
I had painted this page gray (probably part of my mood at the time) but ended up sparking it up with brighter colors and I'm glad that I did. In art, as in life, you need the darks to see the lights!
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