if you unplug it for a few minutes,
even you." (Anne Lamott)
Other social media worked for quick posts (i.e.Facebook, instagram and twitter), but I was missing the blogosphere. So, after a long absence, I've decided to plug in here again. I intend to post sporadically or regularly, as I am prompted. Or as is indicated. Or when I have a bit of inspiration, motivation or information that I'd like to share.
Last week, promptings were strewn across my path. Quite literally, I picked up a couple of fallen gingko leaves. When I returned home, something inside me was ready to respond to this prompting. I often see things in nature or in the recycle bin, which I think could be made into art. The leaves wanted to be captured; their shape, their color and their texture. When I first started my art journey, I learned to carve rubber stamps and cut out stencils. So when I got home, instead of postponing the urge to create, I pulled out the supplies to make a stencil and a stamp using the leaves as my template.
Promptings can be ignored, but maybe it's more about timing, rather than procrastination.
Later in the week, I sensed another invitation. I wanted to prompt others. We all need a nudge now and again to get out of a rut or get the juices flowing. So on a whim, I posted an impromptu challenge on Instagram (#jmjp2017). I wondered how each of us could use junk mail for a prompt to create an art journal page.
This past Saturday, I treated myself to a couple local productions, which were phenomenal and soul-searching. In a surprise twist, my junk mail waited at home for me process my thoughts and feelings about my day.