Monday, July 15, 2013

What I've accomplished in a week using the 5-10 minute rule


I've spent the week working in 5-10 minute increments in my Art Journal.
Working this way has been incredibly empowering and has helped me with my anxiety over NOT finding the time to create or, if I do find the time, being struck with creative amnesia.

I still have more work to do but I am really excited about my progress and about some of the effects that are happening as I layer paint, paper, pastels, and ink.

Also, through this process I discovered Quinacidone/Nickel Azo Gold and I think I'm falling in Love!




16 comments:

  1. I love the idea of the 5-10 minute rule for making progress in my art journal...I've put my art journal aside for the most part to pursue other projects, but surely I can find a spare 5 or 10 minutes each day for it! I know that I can! Thanks for sharing,and for participating in Glue It Tuesday!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I'm glad I found Glue It Tuesday! I will visit frequently! I like journal work because it informs other projects and is a great place to experiment and see how different materials react to each other. I love the surprise when cool, unintentional effects happen!

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  2. Here from GIT.This is a fun, free and realistic way to squeeze some art time in without pressure. Love your collaged pages and yes that nickle azo gold is wonderful!

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  3. beautiful collage work! and that rule seems to be what I follow naturally! I tend to flit in and out of my creative space slapping paint and glue down at will and then leaving only to return later and add some more. Nothing is ever done in one sitting.
    ~Dawn

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I don't know about you but I like to step back frequently to get a look at my work in progress. Coming and going and working in short spurts allows me to "see" my work as it evolves in a continually fresh way which I love!

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  4. Hi Linda! Thanks for visiting and for your nice comments! It's weird, I feel so much less obligated to the "final result" when I work in my journal than if I'm doing the exact same type of mixed media work on canvas. The Nickel Azo Gold might be a new obsession!

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  5. I just love your collage pages, how fabulous to have created so much in such a short time. Happy Glue it tue!!

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  6. Great idea - we all do that amount. Love your journal spread and then steps in creating it.

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  7. I really like how the scraps of words worked in your piece!
    That's a good technique - 5-10 minutes; sort of like the time it takes to make a ICAD! {:-Deb

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  8. Love your pages - and your rule! And that gold is gorgeous. I think I hear it calling me.

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  9. I love seeing your progress and agree with you - love that paint color!

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  10. Thank you all for your comments! I've done a little work on several other pages so stay tuned....Also, I visited all of your blogs! Fabulous inspiration! Thanks for stopping by! Let's keep in touch!

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  11. these pages are gorgeous. I especially like the black outline that makes parts pop!

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  12. Yes, I use the 10 min challenge if I am struggling... 10 seems less daunting. Lots of times I end up creating for way longer. But that's always a good start to get a little something done!

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    1. haha! I agree! 10 minutes is much less daunting and I, too, will create for longer a lot of the time! I checked out your blog - I love your art and writing! I will visit often!
      Have a great weekend! And thanks for visiting!

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