Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Autumn Whimsy

Sometimes I get out and about with the grand intention of capturing the scenes around me in my sketchbook.

Unfortunately, my psyche isn't always with me on that plan, nor is any skill or technique.

It's at times like these that I focus on the essence of what is around me, rather than the rendering.

I'm participating in the Art Every Day Month challenge which is all about nurturing your daily creative habit. Something simple, every day.

Always remember, when it comes to art, journaling, and creativity, it is the process of creating something everyday, the simple act of putting paint to paper that matters most...NOT the finished page.

If you can let go of your expectations, your false perspective of what you think you are supposed to do, how you think it is supposed to turn out...

...then you might be surprised by the beauty of your heart that sits boldly within the pages of your sketchbook.

This autumn has been truly beautiful, one picture postcard scene after another.

Yet most of my attempts to capture this beauty in my sketchbook have failed.

So, I bring myself back to the core of creativity, and just put paint to page.  It always works out.

This page is a whimsical interpretation of Autumn leaves and colors. The scribbly black lines are courtesy of my 3yo who loves to join me when I'm making art.  It totally works for me!

Thanks for checking in. xx