Thursday, November 8, 2018

BOD : Be Here Now

We've been supporting my youngest with study help for exams this week. Sunday seemed to be particularly anxious and I needed to start making some art that was grounding and meditative. I felt like I wanted to be guided by a lesson, and this recent Book of Days offering was perfect. 
I had purchased a roll of graphite transfer paper from Office Max last week, so was pleased to use this supply immediately.
The week didn't get any easier as the days went on and I had some challenges of my own to face, so I chose colours of the Chakra to help centre me : Violet = oneness and spirituality : Indigo/Blue = soothing the soul, opens consciousness : Green = healing, balance, tranquility and serenity (needed a lot of that!)
Not worried that it looks quite messy at this point cos I know there are going to be pen and stencil additions....
Some would stop there, but I don't like those words by the added another stencil border while I considered what to do.
Mostly I enjoy the text in the background of my altered art journal, but not here. I was thinking about some botanical stencils, but then I thought of these serviettes
Needed the serviettes to become more part of the background, so added a green-gold glaze and used it for a border detail along the top. This is the finished page
Others in the class were able to keep theirs clearer - simpler, but I had to do what felt right for me with the page challenges. Done is better than perfect....Done is being here now....Done is loving the process ♥
I'm so glad I've given myself the #arteveryday challenge for November. It's really got me thinking about what small thing I can do every day to progress my art practice and this is the third piece of art I've finished this week because of it!
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