Not sure if it’s really a “new” plan, but it’s been on my mind for quite some time & with the start of a new season, a season of light & hope, I thought it was time to start putting my plan into action.
So, “What’s the plan?”you ask? Pretty simple: just paint…same time, everyday. That’s it! Just me, the paints, my brushes, some water soluble pastels here & there…that.is.it! The key? The same time, everyday. Sort of like the visual version of the morning pages (a la Julia Cameron of “The Artist’s Way”).
And so, I gave myself a challenge to do 1 intuitive painting a day (preferably in the morning as that is when I am “in the zone”) for an entire month. I want to see if there are themes, patterns…or not. I just want to see what happens.
So far, I am on Day 13 & it has been so freeing! No plan, just pure process! Sometimes I do get inspired/influenced by my surroundings. For example, I found a very cool little you tube video, filmed in Hawaii, speaking about the vernal Equinox, the super moon & the eclipse , & while I watched & painted, this happened:
But I find more often than not, it’s about getting out those feelings that seem to bog me down:
And sometimes, I just play & experiment:
Whatever the outcome, as always, it’s the process that is most important. And my head is always clearer as a result.