Art Journal Peek: Bird of a Feather

Not only do I believe that we are all creative and artistic, I think it is imperative that we each practice our creativity and art with a certain amount of discipline and regularity.

I think it’s important to form a creative practice, and experiment with as many different forms of creativity as we dare, because, and this is important: Practicing our own ways of self-expression and creativity is how we become confident and secure in our Different. It is one path to owning our beauty.
Karen Wallrond

Acrylics and doodles

Acrylics and doodles. Ink smear and crayon marks. Some pages are like paintings, that could be framed and hung on a wall in my living room. Other pages are simply experiments, that grow from a couple of circles…

Doodle: Bird of a feather

…to extend onto the next page and become wings to try out. Just experiments and ideas, but not really ideas thought through or experiments intended to go anywhere. Rather it’s the unconscious, that comes to life when we create in a flow, that is showing up. A lot of things might come about when you relax. They don’t need to go anywhere if it’s fine with you that they stay where they are now.

Blue bird again

Images and patterns pop up and comes out when you, for a few minutes, realize that your method is as good as any, yes really. Your method of filling a page will work just fine. Maybe it will even bring you into a creative flow? Render a feeling of happiness.

Art Journal spread: Bird and Feather Hat

And just like Birds of a feather flock together, many ideas will flock together on just one single page and it’s only together that they will look like anything or find meaning.

That’s what I believe. What do you say about that?

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8 Responses to Art Journal Peek: Bird of a Feather

  1. Patricia says:

    Hanna, this is such a wonderful post! Not only your beautiful journal pages, but your wise words as well. Experimenting leads to ideas, which lead to other ideas that just might spark something even bigger…maybe now, maybe a year from now…but it is all there on our journal pages & tucked away in our subconscious. Awesome, creative post, my friend! :)

    • iHanna says:

      Aw, thank you sweet Patricia for those kind words. I so agree with you, even if the doodles are not ideas right now they might become something in another project a couple of months from now. Ideas are mysterious like that. :-)

  2. Jane says:

    Hanna, I love your pages. It always inspires me to see what you are up to. Thanks for sharing :)

    • iHanna says:

      Thanks Jane, I’m glad you find my blog inspiring, it keeps me going and wanting to create even more. I hope you do too! Have a great day!

  3. Sue says:

    Love the pages!!

    • iHanna says:

      Thank you Sue for leaving a comment on my journal pages. These might not be the most thought through pages but I kind of really like that about them. The spontaneous mark making is sometimes the best, right? :-)

  4. Kim Mailhot says:

    Creating in the intuitive flow is the best ! That is when you know that whatever emerges is come from your true Artist Spirit. I love what you and your birds have to say !
    Happy Creating, Amazing Hanna !

    • iHanna says:

      Thanks Kim! The blue birds are on almost every page right not, what is that about? And do you know what I did this week? I went out on a walk, brought two stones with me home and made a pattern/doodle on them. I will blog about them once I re-release them into the “wild”. You inspired that idea of course! :-)

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