Ever since Art-o-mat accepted my submission I’ve been trying to go through ideas about the little cactus paintings. After all I have to create 50 different ones. Luckily when I recently attended one of Alisa Burke’s workshops in Seaside, Oregon I learned that a journal is a perfect place to work through some of those ideas. At first it was very very scary for me to use paint, and brushes and a pen. I’ve worked through my ideas in the Paper53 app for so long that using real materials where I am not able to go back by pushing a back button was almost terrifying. But at the same time I think because of all that practice in Paper53 I was ready to move on and try something new. Here is a peak.
These are all still work in progress. I’ve been doing a grateful heart series in Paper53 (you can see some of them here), where on one side I list three items I am grateful for and on the other side I doodle. The above heart is still missing the side where I list three things I am grateful for. I am not sure if I should handwrite or use letter stamps. So I am stuck at the moment….but I will decide soon.