Saturday, 27 July 2013

Just Playin'

Hi guys, so I've been a bit awol this week online-wise, which has unfortunately been reflected in my arting too.


Some days, weeks, months it's hard to get a grip on it, and I've had one of those months this July. Just when I think I may have a day or two to get on with something arty I've been hit in the face with something that has stopped it in it's tracks. 


And unfortunately sometimes nothing can be done but an attempt to pick up the glue stick in any scarce moments & just *do*; which means the best laid plans for projects usually get set aside for the 'A-R-G-H I H-A-V-E J-U-S-T G-O-T T-O C-R-E-A-T-E **S-O-M-E-T-H-I-N-G** N-O-W' moments - the outcome of which are usually just a big mess, but messes are important too.


Here is a vlog of me creating a said mess from my particular moment last night, just on a random piece of recycled cardboard stuck with a few scraps (which was from another gluestick moment earlier on it the week!):


Perhaps in the future I may do more 'Just Playin' type videos, may be even turn into a vloggy type series, as this was really freeing for me. It might even be useful for my creativity to actually have an excuse to just create whatever the hell I like at any given time and still provide videos for people who just enjoy watching unplanned creativity unfold (which I can't always do in my 'real' videos as often they, or at least the outline, is planned). Definitely loving the vloggin' for more creative freedom, it 100% helps just let loose on weeks such as this. Hooray for letting loose!!! =D

Wishing you a more creative week than mine here x
Much love

13 comments:

  1. I've just recently discovered you and I just have to let you know that your videos on You Tube (I think I've watched them all in just a couple of days!) have me back into creating art again! I've learned so many things watching the videos, things that I've seen done before, but not with as much clarity, imagination and resourcefulness.Thank you so very much for being exactly who you are and sharing your talent and know-how with all of us!

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  2. You definitely inspire me. I'm new to Art Journaling and I'm not sure where to start. What is the best kind of paper to use for Art Journals?

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  3. Hi Jenni, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  4. Messing around certainly IS important, and I like the look of your 'mess'. :D

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  5. just wonderful. thank you for sharing your time.

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  6. I LOVE the 'Just Playin' vids... they're fun!!! I met a new journaling buddy yesterday and we both were sayin' how much we love your blog!!!

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  7. I loved this! Just playing was fun to watch and I would love to see more--yes! :)

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  8. What you think is rubbish and playing around is a fantastic piece of art. Like the video and Just Playing Around is a hit with me.
    Barb
    USA

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  9. I think we were both having the same type of week. I just couldn't get anything done. Then the weekend came and I can't keep my hands out of the paint. LOL! Wendy

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  10. I know the feeling when you can't get going. I've had 2 months off work, and hardly done anything, other than stuff with deadlines. I seriously need to get back to just playing. Might have to go and watch a couple of youtubes for inspiration :D

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  11. I think many of us suffer from this when it's summer time. Soon it will be fall and then we are more indoors and longs out ... and so we begin the "journey" with our art again.

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  12. I love your idea, I think some of the best art is unplanned. "Go with the flow!" Thank you for this video it's fantastic. I can't wait to play around with a few ideas I now have thanks to you!

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