I had you goin’ though didn’t I? I bet you were about to take notes on exactly what products to use to make better art.
I think I ripped this sheet off my telephone notepad that I keep by the spot where I charge my cell phone at night, because somehow I keep thinking that I’ll keep the phone there too and I’ll be able to write messages there. That usually doesn’t happen though, since the phone moves around the house with me. Then, as you can see I quickly jammed the paper into my pocket (without folding it)so that I could keep it from being re-purposed for my kid’s art projects, which frequently happens to stray pieces of paper around my house.
Sometimes I feel as though I will never arrive as an artist since I don’t have the financial means to buy recommended products I read about. But the truth is, art happens where life happens. For me, it happens around the house, around the kids, around the laundry. I have to work on the fly, and use whatever comes to hand to keep ideas on, otherwise, the moment and idea are lost forever.
Perhaps someday I’ll be able to dedicate more finances and time to making art, but for now, let it all get jumbled up together. I like it messy that way.
Do you jumble up life and art or are they separated for you in some way?