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Trust Your Crazy Ideas (OMG I made such a mess)

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, here’s three that accurately describe tonight’s art process. 

You guessed it. Hella messy art night tonight. Super fun though. The best art is messy art after all. 

So I did actually start this last night. Started laying down the inks in the background, wandered away, and went to bed. Whoops. Came back to it tonight and started adding more layers of colours, spray inks, liquid acrylic paints, and ink drops. Used two different stencils and just went crazy with the layering and layering and layering. I love how parts of it turned out. Some of the layers blurred together a bit, but other parts? Just sparkled. 

This? My favourite part. The way the colours blended on the white raised parts, the phrase just popping out, the different layers showing though. So cool. I had fun tonight. 

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NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER GIVE UP – Art Journal Page

Tonight, I made a gigantic mess and it was glorious. 

This is the page I made. I started with a page that was already covered with left over paint, drips and drops, and handprints. 

You can’t really see much of it showing through anymore. If you look closely in some areas, you’ll see the texture still though, from my palms. 

I love the texture and layers on this page. I used stencils, found materials, a brayer, and stamps to create the different layers. It kinda came together like magic. 

I decided to hand write a quote from Winstob Churchill and add it as the focal to the page. I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot lately. This one and the one line from my Dad’s favourite poem, Don’t Quit – when you’re hardest hit, don’t you dare quit

Not sure why I’ve been thinking about these lines. Well, yes, I do. It’s because I’ve had a lot on my mind and a lot on the go lately. Work, school, art, finals, the Made Local Society, and trying to not only keep up with it all, but also do a good job at it all. It’s tiring and hard to keep going when you don’t remember why you’re trying to do all the things at once. 

I have to constantly remind myself not to quit. Don’t give up. There are reasons you’re doing this Jasmin. You like your job. You like supporting local arts. You love making art. You’re working towards your degree, and you’re going to get it dammit. Yes you’re tired, yes it’s a lot, but don’t quit. Never ever ever ever ever give up. 

You got this.