Wednesday, September 25, 2019

express yourself

Today permission is granted to make a mess! Get lost in the process, be wild and unabandoned.

Permission granted to just embrace the process, let it all go and get messy! I promise, it will feel really good.

And when it comes to creating in messy ways, the best advice I can give is to make time to throw out all that pressure and just express yourself with those supplies! Forget about your art looking like anything beautiful, forget about pressure to show or sell it, forget about fear and just express yourself! 

  • Work fast and off the top of your head- go with your gut!
  • Music can make a HUGE difference! Blast your favorite music and see what kind of brush strokes and marks it inspires.
  • Challenge yourself to move your hands, arms, or even your entire body while you are creating.
  • Experiment with holding your materials in different ways. I've found that holding my paint brush in different ways enables me to capture different kinds of energy and emotion in my mark making process.
  • Try picking colors with your emotions. Instead of planning or spending too much time thinking, try selecting colors quickly based on what you are feeling.
  • Try assigning a word or an emotion to your brushstrokes.
  • Embrace expression and abstraction!
  • Try to forget about things looking and feeling perfect and instead give yourself permission to get lost in the process.

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