In case you landed here somewhat randomly, I am taking part in the challenge issued by this book: A Daily Creativity Journal: Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life by Noah Scalin. I decided to take the book (which I didn’t like an awful lot) and create a daily art journal by altering it. There is no particular theme – I am simply attempting to come up with quick techniques in order to fulfil the criteria. There’s very little planning taking place and I’m being pretty slapdash about the whole project. What I am discovering is that doing this is having an affect on the rest of my art and writing and rather than causing me to have less time to create, it seems to be providing the kick-start I need to keep working – nah, I can’t use the ‘W’ word, that would stop me right in my tracks – so, to keep playing. Onwards and upwards.
Today’s masterpiece is ‘found poetry’, or rather I took some words in the text of the book and tried to make them meaningful. I isolated them with a marker pen, then laid down strips of paper fabric all over the page. To adhere the strips, I used my trusty Scotch ATG double-sided tape applicator. I really like it because you can roll off little boogers of adhesive for the wee, small areas.
It says, “Moving the rules every day. See time, then choose. Even stop; look and see from (a) new perspective.” Okay, I never said it was going to be pretty, did I? Or make sense.