Hello fellow Artinators how are you doing this week? Long time no see. Yes, it has been a bit of a busy old week here and as usual those plans for blog content got somewhat pushed as deadlines loomed.
But I do have a make I can share with you today. It is a DT make for Creative Expressions using the Heartfelt Ornamental Medallion PreCut Set.
I decided to free-form this ATC. Ok, so what do I mean by that? Well, I had no idea in my head of how I wanted this make to look when finished.
I just sat at my desk and grabbed a couple of nearby items which ended up being the old map page, kraft card, Gesso and some pens and I just let it happen.
I’ve been doing a lot of work recently where I’ve sat down before hand to sketch out and plan the projects, so a bit of free-forming was quite freeing and a nice change of pace.
If you have never tried free-forming (I don’t know if that is what it is called – I just call it that!) you should give it a go. The trick is not to worry if it all goes horribly wrong, some projects will. You have to let go of making everything perfect and just go with what you feel like at that moment in time.
If you are a regular art journaler you are probably used to this way of working. For me it still takes a bit of practise to just let go and free-form. I always want to have an idea in my head of what something will look like but I find sometimes that this can turn into one of my creative blocks. Free-forming can often help me when I feel I’m getting a bit stuck in a rut.
I would love to know if you have tried this way of working and how you get on with it!
Before I go Creative Expressions has launched a beautiful project book that you might want to checkout. There is a bit of a sneak look on the Creative Expressions blog.
Also a shout out: I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy Julie Kirk’s beautiful and interesting blog Notes On Paper. Well, if you haven’t seen it already then checkout this post with thoughts about how we present ourselves through our blogs and Social media outlets. Really interesting and something I’ve been thinking about recently too strangely enough!
Right, I’m out of here, you have a good weekend you all.