This post is going to be brief since i’m in a hurry to get out the door! I’m in the beginning stages of creating an art journal page. Last nite i got the idea to create a page of a woman’s legs with a bird cage ontop. I’m not exactly sure where i’m going with this but i’m not trying to think too hard. I believe that thinking gets in the way of art and ends up ruining things. If you think too much and become self-conscious about it then the art becomes contrived. In Lynda Barry’s fabulous book “What it is” she talks about how objects summon memories, what do real images feel like? Lynda encourages the reader to keep their pen moving and when you do this – lo and behold you will feel alive again. The book is about writing but also about art and how many of us quit drawing due to judgements at a young age. Anyways it kind of felt like Lynda was inside my head since she documents what it felt like to be a geeky kid and how her artistic life saved her in many ways. Her life mirrors my life in many ways. I was inspired to work on the above page after reading parts of What it is.