Tuesday, June 14, 2011
A few nights ago ... sittin' and starin' and thinkin': Pathways? So I just chucked it and started to paint and smear stuff around in my usual devil-may-care approach to art journaling. I had a great time, listening to Tracey Chapman (that's a YouTube link) and just rockin' the paint.
Somewhere along the line, I started to think "neural pathways." That's good stuff but the fact is, I have only the slightest glimmer of what that means. So let's call this "intuitive pathways." It's about relying on intuition, freeing up: flying by the seat of your pants. Connections are magically made, effortlessly.
The only way to ride! This probably works best with good, messy paint and gesso and a soft pencil (that's what I used anyway). Not thinking is good, just reacting and letting your mind roll and doing the next thing that enters.
A nice bonus: all this opening up allowed the name for my next online class to enter my brain: Art Journal: Intuitive Pathways (look for it soon). In the meantime, visit my blog: 30 days of art journaling began June 1. Lot's of good stuff and vids for you.