I’ve been making pages of these little images for years. They are just for me. Just for the fun of putting down watercolor in little blocks. To breathe, as it were, and expand a bit on the wonder of color, line, texture, etc. They are ramblings, stream-of-conscious painting, exhalations. When life gets really busy, like these holidays, they are the perfect thing to keep me going. When your brain and time can’t slow down enough for large scale work, it’s lovely to make little puffs of paint on paper. Mini prayers, so to speak. Here’s just one of them.
I do like it on its own. But I like them even more altogether on the page. They all work together somehow to enhance the others. They may seem messy and unrelated (just like the jumble of thoughts in my prayers), but they end up being lovely as a whole. And I LOVE LOVE my Edwards stamp that my sister and brother-in-law brought back from China for me several years ago.
You should try these…don’t think about them being anything, not even thoughts or prayers…just make several boxes on your page and go to it with watercolor, pens, crayons, whatever floats your boat. I recommend watercolor so that you don’t have to be so precise about anything. If you want to make something recognizable in each box, fine! But if not, just let the paint oozle and wazzle around. Scrape into it, add more on top of it, splatter and splash til your heart’s content. Let ’em dry, go back into them, if you want. If not, just enjoy how they turned out…tiny little puffs of paint.
I’ve created a section in my Flickr of just these pages, so if you want to see more of them check here.