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Art Journalling – Week Two

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This week I had some fun with textures.  I made this using fabric paste (Golden brand) and using a palette knife I spread it out on the page, then created texture by running the knife across the page.  It took some time to dry, so I painted it the following two days.  I’m not really sure I like it, definitely love the fabric paste and will use it again.  I’m thinking that I might just paint over this one again, not sure. 

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You can see a bit better the textures from these two shots.

A handy tool to pick up, if you don’t already have one, is a colour wheel, any art store or Michael’s will have one and they are very inexpensive. I used it for this painting, trying to get some complimentary colours happening. I used acrylic paints and Copic markers as well.

I have learned this week a bit about how our brain works.  Most of our time is spent in the left side of our brain, this is where reasoning, logical thinking, memory about the past and then projecting into the future all happens.  In our culture, being so busy and task oriented leaves very little time for any right brain activity.  It is in our right brain that creativity happens. This is the place, the space, where our mind dreams, believes, searches for better, bigger than ourselves kinda thinking.  The place where we are larger than life, where anything is possible, there are no limits!  Our imagination lives in our right brain. 

“Our right hemisphere, it thinks in pictures and it learns kinesthetically through the movement of our bodies. Information … explodes into this enormous collage of what this present moment looks like, smells like and tastes like, what it feels like and what it sounds like.” — Jill Bolte Taylor

A powerful testimony from a brain scientist who experienced personally living from and without both sides of her brain functioning:

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html

Just amazing to think what this world would look like if everyone learned to live more from the right brain, to have a more balanced thinking.

“We have the power to choose who we want to be in this universe.”  Jill Bolte Taylor

2 comments on “Art Journalling – Week Two

  1. Carol
    January 18, 2013

    I like it you should keep it

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