A long time ago I ordered quite an amount of small 6x6" (15x15cm) canvasses for a workshop I had in mind but that I never really worked out to teach. While looking for something else I came across these canvasses and thought I should do something with them.
I decided to challenge myself by working on several canvasses at the same time and started adding paper collages to them. I used paper from magazines, books and my gelli plate prints on deli paper. I had never thought that it would be so much fun. Just randomly stick paper to canvas and then adding paint, with still no idea in mind.
When I was finished with the first layers I took one of the canvasses to work further on but any left over paint I randomly added to the others adding to the layers. Fun, fun, fun!
For the whole last week I didn't have to start on a blank piece, there was something I was already working on every morning on my desk and it was so easy to sit down and continue! Way easier then a clean desk with nothing going on and having to start blank!
So far I finished 7 canvasses (6 little ones and one 8x8"(20x20cm) since last Sunday and messed up one. But I'm sure that one has great layers now to start something on top :)
I loved working like this, I felt inspired all the time just by looking at what I already did, I was in this perfect flow of feeling creative. I'm pretty sure I will work like this more often!
Here's an overview of the general process. I will do separate posts on the individual canvasses with more details on how they came together later.
Tell me what is your favorite way of creating, what keeps you going? How do you get in that flow of not wanting to stop and just create, create, create?
I would love to hear!
It's Friday, Yippie :D
Have a good one and happy weekend!
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