What if? This is the question that I asked in my art journal today. This page went through a lot, including some very ugly layers. Since this was what if play, it didn’t matter if a layer was ugly. It didn’t matter if it had no direction.
It only mattered that I asked what if. Little did I know I was making a map as I was letting myself get lost in the play.
Watch Letting myself get lost in the art journal play on YouTube.
Building on an old background, I began smearing paint and adding pattern with stencils. That yellow paint was slow to dry, since there was so much of it, which led me to asking what if with a baby wipe. After all, I seem to have a subconscious need to avoid heat guns.
Oh, did it go through some ugly stages! But that didn’t matter because smearing paint around brought me joy. I even ended up with a bout of pink polka dot fever.
The word “what” was redone with my Ransom Alphabet stencil, and I am proud to let my first grade teacher know that it wasn’t because of misspelling (this time at least).
As I stenciled the 3 Cutouts Inspired by Matisse, I began to see a forest. I would love to visit a forest like that! This is when the idea of a map took control of the page.
Maps need towns, so I added castle towns with a mask from the Once Upon a Time stencil. There was one feature still missing from this land, and that was water. A great big ocean was needed.
What types of places are in the Land of What If? The Ocean of Inspiration and the City of Creativity of course!
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