|24 and 25th March 2013 Journal Pages|
My apologies for this not being the crispest, clearest photo. The journal is already at the store (all ready for the class at the end of May) or else I'd retake it.
It's funny how art journaling sets my heart all a pitter pattering. I love playing with layers and seeing what develops and unravels onto the pages. I always emphasize that art shouldn't be stressful. It should be playful, full of thought and full of you. Art should reflect the person who created it.
I was thinking last night how it angers me (as a teacher as well as an ongoing student in the world around me) when so called experts say that artists should not copy. EVER. Poppycock! Hogwash! Bullshit is what I say! Artists SHOULD copy when they are learning. How else are they going to learn? The Great Masters did that and encouraged their students to do so as well. You copy to learn. Then you push yourself and make it yours. You create so that your voice comes through loud and clear. You learn the rules and then you learn how to break them, twist them and make them yours. That's what is expected of the student by the teacher.