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Arting Out Pesky Feelings

Arting out feelings to deal with life by Carolyn Dube

Why do I keep paper on my counter? Is it to protect my counter? Not really. It does protect the counter and catches the color that runs off but it’s main purpose is to be a big something to art on when needed. Today I needed that arting.

It began with a bit of gel printing…if you look closely you can see the circles from the Impressable plate by Jen Starr for Gel Press. Then I threw the kitchen sink at it. Sharpie marker, oil pastels, paint, and repeat!

Arting out feelings to deal with life by Carolyn Dube

What I was drawing was not renaissance art. It was rapid, impulsive, and free. I needed that. I had just gotten off a phone call trying to sort out an insurance mix up and I didn’t get anywhere with it. If you have ever had one of those calls, you know the frustration I was feeling!

Arting out feelings to deal with life by Carolyn Dube

There is something very freeing to me when I am working on a larger surface. Thankfully, after a little color play, I had shaken off the frustrations and could get back to my regularly scheduled day!

Arting out feelings to deal with life by Carolyn Dube
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  • joyce Hanson May 24, 2017, 7:04 pm

    love the color..I keep a big children’s drawing tablet on my desk to catch paint, glue, clean off stencils etc. When a page gets dirty, I do some gelli prints and use it to clean my brayer…then off goes the dirty sheet-ready to use in an upcoming collage..and all looks fresh again!

  • Vicky Fisher May 25, 2017, 3:20 am

    that is one big piece of paper, instead of cutting mine and using it just under my journal I should put it like it is on my table. What do you mean with “then I threw the kitchen sink at it”?

    • Carolyn Dube May 29, 2017, 11:58 am

      Throwing everything including the kitchen sink at it…just mean that I threw everything and anything at it Vicky šŸ™‚

  • Vicky Fisher May 25, 2017, 3:20 am

    that is one big piece of paper, instead of cutting mine and using it just under my journal I should put it like it is on my table. What do you mean with “then I threw the kitchen sink at it”?

  • Jinx Engstrom May 25, 2017, 11:47 pm

    What a good idea, I will try it tommarrow. I received a medical report that describes someone else’ body. If I want to write back to the doctor to clear up the mistake, I was informed it would cost $40. Yipes, our world is becoming curiouser and curiouser!

  • pattisj May 28, 2017, 2:29 pm

    Will have to try this!