Sometimes, a page takes a while…

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I have been working on an art journal page for three days. OK, so it was three days that were pretty stressful and jam-packed with other stuff that took priority, but still. And really I am still not there yet.

It all began well enough – a bit of gesso, some modelling paste, some paint…

…and then there was a selection of orange things added…

…and some drippage encouraged…

and then it started to go off the rails. Where to turn next? I do think I have a plan but I don’t know if it will work out. I finally found some stamps I wanted and they are on the way, but I am not sure I want to wait till they get here to move forward. I have another idea that I will play with today and see where it leads.

One the plus side, I do have another 100 days page done. Sorry for the slightly wonky shot – and I know it is impossible to see but the J on the tag is actually quite shiny gold. I had to use this scrap from a Tim Holtz paper pad, given the writing is about my fervent wish to see my son (who is named Jackson and who lives in LA) and while it is all a bit brown, I quite like it.

It feels good to have made it past the 1-week mark. When I get to one MONTH I suspect I will feel like Yeah, I can do this...

I have two more calendars to add, a 2021/2022 pair, and then I think I will call it a day on those till the autumn, where I will re-cap the 2022 things already posted and add and update some new ones. Then I plan to take Sundays off. I’ll add two 100 days pages on a Monday, but will still do my page on Sunday. It’s all about being at my desk, creating, every day, if even for just to half hour or so a page takes.

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