In creative endeavors luck is a skill.
Twyla Tharp

In July I started working in Art Journal number seven (7!)! Can you believe it? My style is really evolving right now, because I work in it all through the day when I’m at home.

This is the first spread I made in it:

First collage in #7
It’s the darkest one so far, and it’s about not having a home. I’m moving this month and I have to pack everything and organize, throw out, fold, clean, sort… and I hate it. So instead I sit and make art. It’s more rewarding!

Luck is a skill
Quote from Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit, a book that I’ve been reading lately. I love it, and I really recommend it to anybody wanting to get into a habit of being more creative. I loved reading about how she puts together dance shows, learning about a world I didn’t know anything about. But it’s not a book written just for dancers, it’s for writers, collage artists and everybody who wants to live a creative life!

Twyla’s first tips in it, to start your day in a special way, and make it a routine really hit home with me. I’m only sorry I can get it going for myself. Twyla grabs a cab and goes to the gym and exercises for one hour each day! Impressive.

My habit is having coffee right now, for two hours! And that is really not a good way to “start up” the day with energy and confidence. What I would like is to do yoga, or at least meditate for 10 minutes. Why is it so hard? Why am I so slow?
Self portrait inspired by Traci Bunker
ME? A spread inspired by an image by Traci Bunkers. I wish I could take her class, but I can’t. I can’t afford it and I’m not even in the same continent as her. But I love that I can be inspired by all of you over seas through the Internet.

Please, if you have the time, I want feedback on these spreads! :-) What do you think?

More art journal pages soon, very soon.