Thursday, September 29, 2011

Attack of the Stack


I couldn't help but be inspired by Seth Apter's Altered Page Paper Stack Project. People are taking photos of their journals all stacked up and it's impressive. It's more than impressive, it's simply delicious. I want to scoop them up and begin devouring them. All those secrets, hidden in messy stacks. Everyone's stack is completely different because everyone's journaling and sketching style is different.

What struck me most about all this delightful stacking is how it enables you to see how much work you've actually done. We tend to kick ourselves about and downplay the work that we are getting accomplished. Stacking up those journals, paintings, quilts....whatever your medium of choice, is testament to your artistic achievement. Okay, so not all of the pages are full. That's just fine. The universe is *not* going to rain down on you. Stack away dear friend. All you need is two of something to qualify as a small pile. Show the world your creative ambition!

When you've created the Eiffel Tower of journals or mixed media madness, take a photo. Now that you've uncovered those long lost sketchbooks, it's time to unfurl them and lay down some marks. Remember the joy you had when you first started them and begin again. Your stack will continue to grow as you pursue this journey of art.

14 comments:

  1. Love the stacks! The page looks a*maz*ing*! Fun, fun, fun!!!

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  2. I love this! The colors are so alive and it was fun to compare the inspiration to the final art.

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  3. So, did you create those spools of cool-looking-what-nots ?
    love the contrasts and colors!
    thanks!

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  4. Mmmmm, the spools. Yes. They are works in progress and I'll share them at a later time!

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  5. Way cool stacks...especially the spools! Now I know why I've been saving them!

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  6. I love your stack (hmm...that sounded kinda naughty, didn't it?)OF JOURNALS! lol...And the spools, yes, love those spools.

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  7. Kelli. I love how you took the stack project one step further and not only made that incredible drawing but also 'drew' inspiration from recognizing the amount of work the stack revealed. Off to post this on my Facebook page right now.

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  8. Loving the stacks . . . I'd love to delve through all those journals too.

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  9. Your art,and this drawing is all wonderful. Love your colors and your playfulness here.
    roxanne

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  10. love your decrative spools!!! will look more at your blog...Seth sent me. ;-)))

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  11. Welcome Lynn. Check out the inspiration and even cool prizes on sketchbook challenge.

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  12. Nice Journal page - All Stacked Up! Playing with a Full Stack?

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  13. Cool stacks...works of art in themselves!!!

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