For Throwback Thursday, I found a journal entry dated July 3, 2015. I was experimenting with watercolours and coloured crayons and I even added collaged bits of tissue paper and some lettering.
These days, I don't often touch my watercolours or my coloured pencils. It's fun to look back and to see the different paths I have taken in the last three years both with my art and with my blogging.
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”When it is working, you completely go into another place, you’re tapping into things that are totally universal, completely beyond your ego and your own self. That’s what it’s all about.” ~Keith Haring
In the previous post, I talked about drawing common objects around the house and I am showing you that I practice what I preach.
A pineapple has been sitting pretty on the counter for the last little while and it will be cut up and enjoyed tonight for our dessert. It is a now or never situation so I get out my journal and my watercolours…
(meaning of the word pineapple from greatist.com)
Where is this magical, mysterious “another place”? I never found it.
After several false starts, and much erasing, I had the pineapple sketched out in a satisfactory manner.
That “tapping into things that are totally universal” was elusive with this art journal entry. It never happened. I remained totally present and aware of my surroundings. No mystical trip for me this time!
Art doesn’t always work, but when it does, it is all good things coming together in a most pleasing way.