In my workroom (aka the studio) I like to use this week as a preparation time for the art making year ahead. The room gets tidied & the floor gets swept. The whiteboard is cleaned off ready for a fresh lot of dates, deadlines & 'to do's'. Random piles of fabrics & scraps are sorted & put away.
But the fun part...is preparing my journals for the coming year!
Journals help me to do that.
One form of Art Journalling I use is purely meditative. Each morning I start my art practice with a 10-15 minute drawing/stencilling/collaging/writing... of whatever pops into the end of my fingertips... onto a previously prepared piece of painted paper. Each piece of paper represents a month.
In these blank pages I will wrestle with technique & design issues. I will confront myself with options & decisions that need to be made. And hopefully...I will also be writing..."YES! IT WORKED"!
Oh boy...I hope there are LOTS of sentences that say that this year!