I MADE A MESS
So last week I challenged myself to make a mess this week. I wanted to pull out paint and just splash it on an empty canvas.
But it never happened. I looked at the paint tubes several times. I sketched a few ideas but it all seemed so organized and neat.
I did the sketch of the girl on the swing. It took everything I had in me to keep myself from trying for perfection. I colored outside the lines and - okay - this is technical - I merged my layers before I could change my mind with any of it.
And than a week passed by and I didn't do any more about it. It wasn't until today as I knew I had a blog post to write that I opened up the file again and started pulling in files from the latest M3 collection from The Lilypad.
Even when I try to just play I make rules for my creativity. So I decided that once a layer was pulled onto my canvas it had to stay there. No moving, no tweaking - just intuitive creating. So the whole process was a pretty fast one.
I did this earlier in the week but not exactly with the same game plan as the above. I spend hours on the drawing and the placement of the elements took just as long. Isn't it funny how something that looks a lot more simple took so much longer than the more complicated - messy - one?
So I guess that I didn't manage my challenge from last week - which means I'll give it another try this next week - or should I just give up? Maybe just accept my limitations and move on?