I've always been a big believer in ten minutes of art making a day. If you can find ten minutes to go onto the computer, watch tv, etc... then you can find time to make art daily. It's all about making the time, having a few favorite select materials at your disposal and not stressing about it.
I made the above page in ten minutes. I set my timer and started rifling through my collage bag looking for images to use. I grabbed the first focal image I saw that fit my mood at the time. I also grabbed a few others (two pieces of scrapbook paper and the half of a flower image.) I glued the focal image down onto the page using my Coccoina glue stick and an old rag (to burnish). (I glue onto an old magazine, fyi! When I'm done, it goes into the recycling bin.) I moved the flower image around and came up with the idea to pair it with half of a heart. I cut a heart shape out of the script paper and mounted it onto another piece of scrapbook paper. Moved them both around the page together and decided that I liked it the best where you see it above. I added two quick pieces of washi and paper tape to tie the images together some more. I started rifling through my sticker bag when ding! Time was up.
I tend to work quick and you may not work as fast and that's okay.
My point with this challenge is to see if I can get you to make something, ANYTHING, every day in ten minutes (or more if you have the time.) It doesn't matter what you do in those ten minutes as long as it's art related and your using your own hands to create (in other words, surfing the internet and looking at art related sites doesn't count for this challenge.) I want you to MAKE something.
In ten minutes, you have time to do any of the following:
-pick out a small handful of papers
-stencil a page with your favorite markers
-cover a page with pieces of deco tape, paper tape and washi tape
-start a base coat of paint on a page
-cut out some images and glue stuff down
Get my point? Ten minutes may not seem like a lot but it's enough time so that you can get stuff done.
Small steps add up.
Every day for the next five days, I'll be showing you the above page as it was worked on in ten minute segments from start to finish.
If you have a blog, twitter, flickr, instagram page and you want to take this challenge, link in the comments section. We can inspire each other and cheer each other on. If you want to tag your pages, tag it with #10minjp (short for ten minute journal page.)
If I can do it, so can you. Set your timer. Don't stress or over think too much. Pick the first thing that you see that you like. Glue it down. Keep going until the timer goes off. Don't worry about your art being "good or bad." Just make.