June in Los Angeles is just about my speed. A heavy marine layer keeps us insulated in grey until late morning. The thermostat is rarely raised above 80. Cool breezy evenings. Perfect sleeping-by-an-open-window weather. And by day…keep the windows open wide and listen to neighborhood sounds. No a/c needed yet.
Visual Journal Tip. Get out your notepads. Sharpen your pencils. Ready? DO NOT watch Spider Man cartoons and drink an entire pot of coffee before fooling around in your visual journal. Got that? Otherwise you'll end up with a big crazy spider web on your page. The facts.
Since I've been away from Visual Journal No. 11 for so long, I've been loosening up by working quickly without thinking (um. obviously) when I first open the book. I like to see what sort of shape I gravitate towards, what sort of images present themselves. Ever since I started this little journal (5 by 7) it's been like riding in a clown car. Heading straight to a giant gum ball machine. Splashy colors. neon colors. Wow. it's been FUN. Different for me. Feels like pilates for the art brain.
My favorite thing to do is problem solve. Figure out where the car went off the road – try and get it moving again.
Inspiring Funny or Awesome
Finally someone took the time to explain LOST to me. What a relief!
Old postcards & washi tape. Yum.
sfgirlbybay ALWAYS. but especially this guest post.
The first 13 minutes of this quiet video . I'm not a painter, but I love listening to painters talk about their quirky process. GO HERE. Susan Rothenberg. Fascinating. If you're a quiet contemplative sort you'll appreciate this.